The New York Thruway Authority announced Friday that Tappan Zee Constructors will begin work on a temporary work platform as part of the Tappan Zee Bridge project Monday, which will lead to lane closures on the Thruway next week.
One northbound right-hand lane and the shoulder on Route 1-87/I-287 will be closed from the existing bridge to exit 11 in Nyack from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 26 through Wednesday, Aug. 28 to allow for the installation of concrete traffic barriers between the road and the construction zone.
The work on the temporary platform will include pile driving from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and possibly from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. The 1,200-foot long platform will support a crane used in building the westernmost portion of the bridge.
TZC is putting up noise barriers on the right of way next to the Thruway near Ferris Lane. Fencing and sidewalk work along River Road in South Nyack is also ongoing, with traffic limited to one lane at times. TZC will also continue dredging operations in the Hudson River until Oct. 31.