For immediate release: May 10, 2013
Contact: Dan Weiller (518)471-5300
WESTCHESTER TEMPORARY TRESTLE WORK CONTINUES
During the week of May 13, work is expected to continue on the Westchester trestle, which is the first of the temporary work platforms to be constructed as part of the New NY Bridge project.
The work will include daytime pile driving to install the temporary foundation piles needed to support the platform. Pile driving will be limited to the hours of 7 am to 7 pm Monday through Friday. The trestle is a work platform that will support a crane for the construction of the easternmost 1000 feet of the new bridge. The 1000-foot long platform helps reduce the amount of dredging required and allows the crews to work from the water and not from the Westchester shoreline. Noise, vibration and air quality monitors are in place in Westchester and data can be viewed at www.newnybridge.com.
Arborists will be evaluating trees near the project, recording the types, size and health of the trees. This information will help with TZC’s project planning and conservation efforts.
Surveying work and soil sampling for the New NY Bridge Project will continue during the week of May 13 as engineering crews conduct more design surveys at various locations in Rockland, and Westchester in the vicinity of the project, including the Westchester access road location on New York State Thruway property in Tarrytown.
Preconstruction geotechnical investigations will continue as small barge-based drilling equipment will work at various locations throughout the project footprint in the Hudson River. The crews are conducting preconstruction geotechnical surveys to determine soil conditions where future piles will be installed for the new span. Noise levels from the equipment will be at a minimum. The river-based operations will run continuously 24 hours a day Monday through Friday and possibly Saturday.
Limited test-boring operations will continue on land under the existing bridge and just to the north at the proposed bridge locations. These operations are being conducted on Thruway property and will not affect traffic in any way. The work is scheduled to be conducted between 7 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.
At times, traffic on River Road near the South Nyack-Grand View border will be restricted to one lane during weekday daytime hours for utility investigations. Signs and flaggers will be in place to help keep traffic flowing safely.
Limited test-boring operations may start on land under the existing bridge and just to the north at the proposed bridge locations. These operations are being conducted on Thruway property and will not affect traffic in any way. The work is scheduled to be conducted between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday.
Soil sampling will be conducted in the westbound shoulder area of NY State Thruway during daytime hours; this operation will not cause lane closures and should not affect traffic.