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Tappan Zee Bridge Deck Replacement Continues

Overnight work and traffic delays expected Oct. 29 to Nov. 4; South Nyack and Tarrytown entrance ramps affected.

Deck replacement work on the Tappan Zee Bridge will continue starting Monday night and run through Nov. 4, according to the New York State Thruway Authority. 

The work is weather-dependent, and is subject to change. With the work, motorists using the bridge at night should expect lane closures and delays.

The Thruway Authority says traffic updates will be broadcast to motorists via electronic signs along the highway and by Highway Advisory Radio 530 AM in the Tappan Zee Bridge corridor, as well as 1610 AM in the Newburgh area. To see webcam views of the bridge and approaches, go to http://www.thruway.ny.gov/travelers/map/index.html?layer=cameras.

To receive TRANSalerts, emails that provide real-time information on major unscheduled incidents that may affect travel on the Tappan Zee Bridge and the Thruway, go to http://www.thruway.ny.gov/tas/index.shtml .

Work is scheduled to being on Monday at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes and an additional left southbound lane at 11 p.m. until 6 a.m., from milepost 13.2 to milepost 17.9 on the Tappan Zee Bridge. In addition, this will result in the closure of one left northbound lane at 8 p.m. and an additional left northbound lane at 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.2 to milepost 16.2, also on the Tappan ZeeBridge.

At least one lane southbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and one lane northbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. 

South Nyack, Tarrytown entrances closed

During Monday through Wednesday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Exit 10 in South Nyack will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m., and southbound detour route signs will be posted through Nyack for the entrance at Route 59 near Exit 11.

During Monday through Wednesday night operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway southbound in Tarrytown will also be closed from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.

Thursday, Nov. 1

Work will begin at 8 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes and an additional left southbound lane at 11 p.m. until 6 a.m., from milepost 13.2 to milepost 17.9 on the Tappan Zee Bridge. In addition, this will result in the closure of one left northbound lane at 10 p.m. and an additional left northbound lane at 12 midnight until 6 a.m., from milepost 13.2 to milepost 16.2, also on the Tappan ZeeBridge. At least one lane southbound will be opened to traffic from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and one lane northbound will be opened to traffic from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

During Thursday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Exit 10 will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and southbound detour route signs will be posted through Nyack for the entrance at Route 59 near Exit 11.

During Thursday night operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway southbound in Tarrytown will also be closed from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119. 

Friday, Nov. 2

Work will begin at 9 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes and an additional left southbound lane at 11:30 p.m. until 6 a.m., from milepost 13.2 to milepost 17.9 on the Tappan Zee Bridge. In addition, this will result in the closure of one left northbound lane at 10 p.m. and an additional left northbound lane at 11:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. from milepost 13.2 to milepost 16.2, also on the Tappan ZeeBridge. At least one lane southbound will be opened to traffic from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m., and one lane northbound will be opened to traffic from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

All lanes will be opened to traffic in both directions by 7 a.m. on Saturday.

During Friday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Exit 10 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and southbound detour route signs will be posted through Nyack for the entrance at Route 59 near Exit 11. 

During Friday night operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway southbound in Tarrytown will also be closed from 10 p.m. until 7 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.

Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 3 and 4

Work will begin at 11 p.m. resulting in the closure of two left southbound lanes and an additional left southbound lane at 12 midnight until 8 a.m. from milepost 13.2 to milepost 17.9 on the Tappan Zee Bridge. In addition, this will result in the closure of one left northbound lane at 11 p.m. and an additional left northbound lane at 12 midnight until 8 a.m. from milepost 13.2 to milepost 16.2, also on the Tappan ZeeBridge. At least one lane southbound will be opened to traffic from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. and one lane northbound will be opened to traffic from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m.

All lanes will be opened to traffic in both directions by 9 a.m. on Sunday.

During Saturday night operations, due to the southbound lane closures, the southbound entrance at Exit 10 will be closed from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. and southbound detour route signs will be posted through Nyack for the entrance at Route 59 near Exit 11.

During Saturday night operations, due to the northbound lane closures, the entrance ramp from Broadway southbound in Tarrytown will also be closed from 11 p.m. until 8 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the entrance ramp from Route 119.

During Saturday night operations, the northbound lane on River Road in Nyack will be closed between 9 p.m. and 8 a.m.  The southbound lane will be open; however, periodic stoppages will be required.

The lane closures on Monday through Saturday nights are required in order for the contractor to continue with the replacement of the deck in the middle three lanes on the Tappan Zee Bridge from milepost 13.2 to milepost 17.9. During the nighttime operations, several 20 minutes traffic stoppages will take place in both the northbound and southbound directions. 

The second phase of the deck replacement project is slated for completion in the Winter of 2012.

John Doe October 26, 2012 at 04:29 PM
What a waste of money when they are replacing the bridge soon.
Kevin Zawacki (Editor) October 26, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Has anyone hit night-time traffic (read: after 8 p.m.) on the bridge when heading west?

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