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The Villages: Wed is Nat’l Bike To School Day

This week in the villages: New NY Bridge construction will create  single-lane traffic and stops on River Road during the next few weeks. Two Orangetown schools celebrate national Bike To School Day with  protected bicycle lanes. And there’s still time to apply for a summer job with the  Rockland Conservation & Service Corps.

Village of Nyack

Pay-to-Plate Parking Kiosk Pilot Program
The Village of Nyack will install Pay-to-Plate parking kiosks in the Nyack library parking lot as a pilot program for their potential use throughout the village. You can find an instructional video on how to operate a Pay-to-Plate kiosk at

Town of Orangetown

National Bike to School Day
The Town of Orangetown is celebrating National Bike to School Day at Franklin Ave Elementary School in Pearl River and South Orangetown Middle School in Blauvelt on Wednesday, May 9, from 7a to 5p. Kids and their parents can ride on Orangetown’s first protected bike lanes. Adults are encouraged to accompany their children. Staff from Parks & Trails New York will also be available to discuss the Orangetown Bike Study at an information table on Franklin Avenue in Pearl River. There’s more event info at

Rockland County

Rockland Youth Bureau’s Summer 2018 Conservation Corps Program
The Rockland County Youth Bureau is accepting applications for the 2018 Rockland Conservation & Service Corps (RCSC). Conservation Corps members will perform a variety of outdoor, environmental community service projects throughout Rockland. Responsibilities include educating the public about ecological conservation and environmental health issues, conducting field research, building and maintaining nature trails, teaching environmental education, planting gardens, patrolling streams, facilitating clean-ups and implementing recycling programs.
To be considered, students must be at least 18 years old. Members are required to serve 350 hours between May 29 and August 10 at local sites, including the Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources, the Clarkstown Planning Department, the Town of Ramapo, the Rockland County Drainage Agency, Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority and Cornell Cooperative Extension, among others. Applications are accepted until positions are filled. The program begins on May 29, 2018 with most of the service taking place June through August. Candidates can request an application by phone (845-364-2932) or by e-mail (

Tappan Zee Bridge News

Girder/Roadway Deck Placement Will Temporarily Impact River Road/Piermont Avenue
Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is preparing to install steel girders and concrete deck panels for the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over River Road in Grand View. The materials will connect the eastbound span of the new bridge to the on-land Rockland abutment. The process will take several weeks to complete and will result in minor traffic delays on Piermont Avenue in South Nyack and River Road in Grand View.

From Monday, May 7 through Friday, May 18, expect single-lane alternating traffic and 20-minute traffic stops. During this period, motorists should expect traffic to be reduced to a single lane controlled by flag persons between 7a and 5:30p, Monday through Friday. Between 9a and 2:30p, motorists can expect periodic, 20-minute traffic stops, as steel girders are lifted into position over the roadway.
Overnight Lane and Ramp Closures in Tarrytown
TZC is also scheduled to continue installing new precast concrete slabs near the bridge’s Westchester landing. The work will create a new base roadway for the twin-span crossing’s connection to the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) and require overnight lane closures on the northbound Thruway. Work will also necessitate closing the northbound Thruway exit 9 (Tarrytown – Sleepy Hollow – US Route 9) on-ramp from Route 119 during the overnight of Wednesday, May 9. Drivers will be detoured approximately one mile east on Route 119 to access the northbound Thruway (see map below). The exit 9 off-ramp will remain accessible from the northbound Thruway.

At least one lane will remain open at all times. Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.

Mon., 5/7 7 p.m. – One left lane
9 p.m. – Two left lanes
10:30 p.m. – Three left lanes
Tue., 5/8:
6 a.m. – Two lanes open
7 a.m. – Three lanes open
8 a.m. – All lanes ope
Northbound (I-87/I-287)
from exit 8A to the bridge
Tue., 5/8 7 p.m. – One left lane
9 p.m. – Two left lanes
10:30 p.m. – Three left lanes
Wed., 5/9:
6 a.m. – Two lanes open
7 a.m. – Three lanes open
8 a.m. – All lanes open
from exit 8A to the bridge
Wed., 5/9 7 p.m. – One right lane
9 p.m. – Two right lanes
11 p.m. – Three right lanes
Thur., 5/10:
6 a.m. – Two lanes open
7 a.m. – Three lanes open
8 a.m. – All lanes open
from exit 8A to the bridge
Wed., 5/9 9 p.m. – Ramp closure 6 a.m., Thur., 5/10 Northbound
Exit 9 on-ramp
Thur., 5/10 8 p.m. – One left lane
9 p.m. – Two left lanes
11:30 p.m. – Three left lanes
Fri., 5/11:
6 a.m. – Two lanes open
7 a.m. – Three lanes open
8 a.m. – All lanes open
from exit 8A to the bridge

TZC will also move equipment in the area during the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 8, and Wednesday, May 9, requiring northbound traffic stops at approximately 4:30a. State Police will hold traffic in the four northbound/westbound Thruway lanes near exit 9 for up to 15 minutes.

Here are the municipal events in Upper, South and the Village of Nyack for the week of 5/7. 

Village of Nyack

  • Mon 5/7, 7p: Planning Board Meeting
  • Tue 5/8, 5p: Justice Court
  • Thurs 5/10

9:30a: Justice Court
4:30p: Board of Water Commissioners
6:30p: Village Board Pre-meeting Workshop
7:30p: Village Board Meeting

Nyack Village Hall is located at 9 N. Broadway.

Village of South Nyack

  • Mon 5/7, 5:30p: Justice Court
  • Tue 5/8

6p: Village Fees Workshop
7:30p: Board of Trustees Regular Meeting

South Nyack Village Hall is located at 282 S Broadway.

Village of Upper Nyack

Thurs 5/10, 7p: Board of Trustees Workshop

Upper Nyack Village Hall is located at 328 N Broadway.

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