For immediate release: January 30, 2013
Contact: Dan Weiller (518) 471-5300
THRUWAY CHAIRMAN MILSTEIN ANNOUNCES COMMUNITY MEETINGS WITH NEW NY BRIDGE'S DESIGN-BUILD TEAM
New NY Bridge Design-Build Team Members Will Present Bridge Plan
and Hear from Community Members
New York State Thruway Authority Chairman Howard P. Milstein today announced community meetings where the public will get its first chance to meet the selected design-build team for the New NY Bridge.
Next week, representatives from Tappan Zee Constructors, the Thruway Authority, and the Governor's office will host meetings in Westchester and Rockland Counties to present the design-build team's bridge design and comprehensive plan in addition to answering questions from the public.
The meetings will be held:
Monday, February 4, 2013
670 White Plains Rd.
Tarrytown, NY 10592
Tuesday February 5, 2013
Nyack High School
360 Christian Herald Rd.
Upper Nyack, NY 10960
"The only way a project of this magnitude can be successful is if everyone involved has their voice heard," said Governor Cuomo. "These meetings will be an incredibly useful tool in achieving this goal, for both the design-build team and the general public."
"From the inception of this project, one of our key directives has been for all involved to make the design-build process as transparent as possible," said Chairman Milstein. "These meetings, along with other initiatives like the Visual Quality Panel, will ensure that the voices of those most affected by this project will be heard."
Over the last ten years, there were 430 public meetings, 150 concepts and $88 million was spent on figuring out how to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge without any substantial progress made on building a new bridge. In 2011, Governor Cuomo secured approval from President Obama to expedite the review and approval process to allow work to begin on building a new bridge to replace the Tappan Zee.