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For immediate release: June 6, 2014

 NY NEW BRIDGE PROJECT ROCKLAND LANDING SET FOR EXCAVATION

Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) will begin work the week of June 9 on the Rockland County landing of the new bridge. This work will last several weeks and will include the installation of sheet piles, which are interlocking steel sheets that support the existing roadway during the excavation and construction process. The sheet piles -- some measuring over 50 feet long -- will be installed by a large crane with a vibratory pile hammer, which will be positioned just off River Road in South Nyack.

Verizon will install new communication lines at Interchange 10 in South Nyack on Tuesday June 10.  Two brief stops of traffic (no more than 5 minutes) will occur at Interchange 10 between 10 a.m. and Noon on Tuesday June 10. Interchange 10 will remain open during this work.

Construction of the New NY Bridge will continue with pile driving between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.

A second shift of workers will also continue pile welding operations associated with permanent foundations.

Marine crews will work from the shorelines of Rockland and Westchester counties, moving outward to place permanent foundation piles. Work on the foundations for the main span will continue as well. To learn more about the main span foundation and tower construction see the new “Bridge Rising” animation on NewNYBridge.com

Work will also continue on the Rockland temporary work trestle near the county shorelines, including pile driving to install the temporary foundations needed to support the platform. The trestles will support cranes for the construction of the western-most section of the new bridge.

Lane Closures for New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287):
Monday June 9 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday June 10 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
 Wednesday June 11 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Thursday June 12 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  Friday June 13 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. 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.


An interactive map showing vessel locations on the Hudson River is now available on the project website, NewNYBridge.com, for recreational and commercial boaters to get updated information on this very active construction zone. The GPS tracking map is for informational purposes and not intended for navigation.  More New NY Bridge boater safety information, including the U.S. Coast Guard Notice to Mariners and construction site maps, can be found here.


Ongoing Operations:

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Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor

New York State
Thruway Authority

Federal Highway
Administration

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