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Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)

FEIS Summary

The following document is a summary of the major mitigation actions outlined in the Final Environmental Impact Statement, a document compiled by agencies on all levels of government with comprehensive responses to thousands of comments from the public. It includes extensive actions that will be taken to mitigate public concerns, including installing 24-hour video cameras to document the project, noise monitors to measure construction noise and air quality monitors to assess emissions. The public will be able to access real-time video, construction noise levels and air quality measurements at Read More PDF 

Transparency of Bridge Process

Continuing New York States commitment to an open, participatory process, this project has solicited early and continued feedback from the public and from agencies; encouraged open discussion of project details and issues; and has provided opportunities for comments and questions. These efforts will continue throughout the environmental review of the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project. Tools that have been and will continue to be used in the public involvement and information program include:

This Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) examines the potential environmental effects of proposed alternatives for the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project, and where adverse impacts are identified, it discusses measures to mitigate them. The FEIS incorporates comments received on the Draft EIS. The purpose of the project is to maintain a vital link in the regional and national transportation network by providing a new Hudson River crossing between Rockland and Westchester Counties, New York, that addresses the limitations and shortcomings of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge and meets the structural, operational, safety, security, and mobility needs of the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing.

Based on the findings of the DEIS and the written and oral comments received during the public hearings, as well as during the DEIS document public comment period (ending on March 30, 2012), FHWA, NYSDOT and NYSTA prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). 

FHWA, NYSDOT and NYSTA invited interested individuals, organizations, and Federal, State and local agencies to review the FEIS.  The FEIS document was available for public inspection during normal business hours at these locations PDF .  In addition, the document can be downloaded below. 


*The files below are in PDF PDF format unless otherwise noted.



Appendix A: Project Planning and Development

Appendix B: Transportation

Appendix C: Historic and Cultural Resources

Appendix D: Noise and Vibration

Appendix E: Water Quality

Appendix F: Ecology

Appendix G: Hazardous Wastes and Contaminated Materials

Appendix H: Construction Impacts

Appendix I: Smart Growth Documentation

Volume III

Andrew M. Cuomo

New York State
Thruway Authority

Federal Highway

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