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For immediate release: June 27, 2014

CONSTRUCTION CONTINUES ON THE NEW NY BRIDGE – ENHANCED POLICE PRESENCE PLANNED FOR UPCOMING HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) will continue work on the New NY Bridge from Monday, June 30 through Thursday, July 3.  In observance of the Fourth of July, construction crews will not be working over the holiday weekend.  TZC  will continue to monitor and maintain the safety and security of the project site from Friday to Sunday.

In addition, an enhanced marine law enforcement presence on the Hudson River  will enforce the rules of the Regulated Navigational Area (RNA), reminding recreational boaters to stay away from construction equipment. More New NY Bridge boater safety information, including the U.S. Coast Guard Notice to Mariners, and construction site maps, can be found here.

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. 

On land, the installation of sheet piles, some measuring over 50 feet long, for the Rockland County landing will continue for several weeks.  These interlocking steel sheets will support the existing roadway during the excavation and construction process.  A large crane with a vibratory pile hammer will install the sheets, and be positioned behind a temporary concrete barrier in South Nyack.

In Westchester County, crews will conduct utility relocations in the right lane of I-87/I-287 northbound between Interchange 9 and the existing Tappan Zee Bridge from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. the week of June 30.  The overnight operation requires the closing of the right-hand lane.  The Thruway will remain open at all times. 

Construction will continue in the Hudson River as crews continue the installation of the foundations for the New NY Bridge.  Work will include pile driving between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday. 

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

Work will also continue on the Rockland temporary work trestle near the county shoreline, 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.

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Lane Closures for New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287):
Monday June 30 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday June 30 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 9 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Tuesday July 1 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tuesday July 1 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 9 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Wednesday July 2 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Wednesday July 2 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 9 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.
Thursday July 3 Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Ongoing Operations:

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Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor

New York State
Thruway Authority

Federal Highway
Administration

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