Fifty-seven homes in Tarrytown, South Nyack and Grand View-on-Hudson were deemed eligible by the bridge's Community Benefits Program.
It's all connected to the pile-driving process. The noise level during pile-driving can exceed 51 dBA inside.
According to the bridge website, "For reference, 50 dBA is the typical exterior noise level in a quiet urban neighborhood, while 40dBA is common in a public library and 70 dBA is common along a busy highway."
The installation of piles for the project can take place between 7 am to 7 pm Mondays through Fridays and noon to 7 pm on Saturdays. No pile driving is allowed on Sundays.
The contractor is already paying more than $4 million to three local residential complexes in South Nyack and Tarrytown to install noise-reducing windows and doors—something that's not legally required.
“The homes included in this program are those nearest to the noisiest construction operations,” said Brian Conybeare, special advisor to the Governor for the New NY Bridge Project, in a written statement. “This is another way the Thruway Authority and TZC are demonstrating our commitment to listening to residents’ concerns and collaborating with them to find practical solutions throughout the project.”