Eastbound Span Paving Continues Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled Next Week
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Eastbound Span Paving Continues Overnight Lane Closures Scheduled Next Week

August 23, 2018

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) continues to prepare the eastbound span roadway with overnight paving operations starting Monday evening at the Rockland landing. The work will require overnight lane closures on the southbound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) from exit 11 (Nyack – South Nyack – US Route 9W) to the new bridge.

Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.


Mon. 8/27 7 p.m. – One right lane
9 p.m. – Two right lanes
11 p.m. – Three right lanes
Tues., 8/28:
4 a.m. – Two lanes open
5 a.m. – Three lanes open
6 a.m. – All lanes open
Southbound (I-87/I-287)
from exit 11 to the bridge

In addition to the recently installed noise barrier panels on the eastbound span, TZC is employing temporary noise mitigation measures to minimize impacts to residents.

Roadway and Aesthetic Lighting
TZC continues to install roadway lighting fixtures on the eastbound span. Periodic testing of the aesthetic lighting and roadway lighting will continue to occur in the coming weeks.  

Shared Use Path—Rockland Landing
The Thruway Authority will continue tree removal, clearing and grubbing activities in South Nyack. Crews will also work near the Interchange 10 off-ramp near Route 9W and Hillside Avenue. Motorists should be advised that the South Broadway bridge has temporarily been reduced to one travel lane so workers can safely construct an underpass for the path. A temporary traffic light is directing traffic.

Additional work includes:

  • Grading, fencing, signage and barrier installation near the Westchester landing
  • Grading, pavement, signage and weigh-in-motion installation near the Rockland landing
  • Noise barrier and fence installation on the eastbound span
  • Removing temporary access structures
  • Internal tower work
  • Electrical equipment installation and testing
  • Dismantling of the old bridge’s pile caps and piles
  • Internal work on Thruway Maintenance and New York State Police facilities

Boater Safety
Periodic closures of the main navigation channel are anticipated to occur during construction and demolition periods. Cranes, barges and other equipment will occupy parts of the channel during this time. Boaters are strongly encouraged to avoid the project site during the closures and to avoid the Regulated Navigation Areas, located east and west of the main channel.

Times and dates of the closures are subject to change and will appear in the U.S. Coast Guard’s weekly Notice to Mariners; on the project’s Twitter feed (@NewNYBridge); and broadcast on Marine Radio Channel 22A. Tappan Zee Constructors can be contacted via Marine Radio Channel 16 for assistance.

Rockland and Westchester marine units continue to patrol the project site.

More boater safety information, including the U.S. Coast Guard Notice to Mariners, a construction site map and GPS-tracked construction vessel locations, can be found at

The New York State Thruway Authority provides this information as a public service. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. Nothing in these guidelines shall supersede the actual construction conditions, and regulations set forth by the U.S. Coast Guard.

All lane closures are subject to change due to traffic, weather or emergency situations. Please visit for real-time information regarding traffic conditions.