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For immediate release: March 21, 2014

NEW NY BRIDGE TEAM HOSTS ANNUAL MEETINGS

New NY Bridge project team members will be hosting their 2014 Annual Public Meetings next week. Hosted by Special Advisor to the Governor for the New NY Bridge Project Brian Conybeare, the meetings will review progress made in 2013, explain this year’s construction activities and unveil new design features. The event will include a question and answer session with project leadership.

The annual meetings will be held in both Westchester and Rockland counties.

Westchester County
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Sleepy Hollow High School Auditorium
210 N Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591

Rockland County
Thursday, March 27, 2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Nyack High School Auditorium
360 Christian Herald Road
Nyack, NY 10960

Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) will continue construction of the New NY Bridge the week of March 24. This construction includes pile driving operations between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays, and between noon and 7 p.m. on Saturdays. A second shift of workers will work on the permanent foundation piles.

Work continues closer to shorelines on both the Rockland and Westchester temporary trestles, including daytime pile driving to install the temporary foundation piles needed to support the platform. The trestles are work platforms that will support cranes for the construction of the eastern- and western-most sections of the new bridge.

Lane Closures for New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287):
Monday March 24 Southbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday March 25 Southbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday March 26 Southbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday March 27 Southbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday March 27 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 9 8 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Friday March 28 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 9 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday March 28 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 9 8 p.m. to 11 a.m.

Mariners should be aware that TZC will continue installing permanent piles in the vicinity of the side channels under the existing bridge, weather permitting. New temporary navigational lights have been installed to further define the 600-foot navigation channel under the main span. Both temporary and permanent piles are illuminated at night.

The U.S. Coast Guard has issued a revised Notice to Mariners with updated safety information, including the establishment of a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) – 300 yards north and 200 yards south of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has issued a modified permit for additional temporary mooring locations during construction of the new bridge. All boaters are advised to use the main channel, reduce wake and use extreme caution while transiting the area. If necessary, the Coast Guard may temporarily prohibit all vessel traffic in the RNA for safety purposes. The Coast Guard boating safety information and the modified mooring permit map can be found on the project website at NewNYBridge.com under the "Boater Safety" icon.

Ongoing Operations:

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Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor

New York State
Thruway Authority

Federal Highway
Administration

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