For immediate release: March 28, 2014
WORK CONTINUES ON THE NEW NY BRIDGE
Construction of the New NY Bridge will continue the week of March 31. According to Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC), work will include 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 also continues to work on the permanent installation of 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.
|Monday||March 31||Southbound, Right Lane near exit 10||10 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|Monday||March 31||Northbound, Right Lane near exit 9||8 p.m. to 6 a.m.|
|Tuesday||April 1||Northbound, Right Lane near exit 10||10 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|Tuesday||April 1||Northbound, Right Lane near exit 9||8 p.m. to 8 a.m.|
|Wednesday||April 2||Southbound, Right Lane near exit 10||10 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|Wednesday||April 2||Northbound, Right Lane near exit 9||8 p.m. to 6 a.m.|
|Thursday||April 3||Southbound, Right Lane near exit 10||10 a.m. to 3 p.m.|
|Thursday||April 3||Northbound, Right Lane near exit 9||8 p.m. to 6 a.m.|
|Friday||April 4||Northbound, Right Lane near exit 10||10 a.m. to 1 p.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. Additional 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 announced this week that it is extending its Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) around the project site to 500 yards north and 500 yards south of the existing bridge. Boaters are advised to proceed with no wake at a maximum speed of five knots in this area, and to transit the main channel when traveling between the north and south sides of the bridge.
The RNA also allows the Coast Guard to limit or prohibit marine traffic in those areas if necessary. The RNA had already encompassed 200 yards south and 300 yards north of the bridge.
The Thruway Authority and TZC have also applied for a new safety zone around the 16 construction barge mooring locations at the site. No vessel traffic will be allowed in the safety zone.
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.