Eastbound Span Roadway Work Continues Overnight Operations Scheduled
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Eastbound Span Roadway Work Continues Overnight Operations Scheduled

August 16, 2018

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) continues to prepare the eastbound span roadway with overnight waterproofing and milling operations starting Friday evening at the Rockland landing. 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. The work will allow TZC to continue paving activities. Construction vehicles will access the eastbound span from the southbound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) in Rockland County.

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.  

Maintenance and State Police Facilities
TZC is scheduled to continue operations on the new State Police facility in Tarrytown, including the installation of metal wall panels and plumbing. TZC will also continue internal work on the Thruway Authority’s new maintenance building in Tarrytown, which includes installing utility lines and dry wall.

Additional work includes:

  • Pouring concrete and setting precast barrier near the Westchester landing
  • Pouring concrete, sawcutting and grading work near the Rockland landing
  • Noise barrier and fence installation
  • Removing temporary access structures
  • Internal tower work
  • Electrical equipment installation and testing
  • Dismantling of the old bridge’s pile caps, piles and suspended span

Shared Use Path—Rockland Landing
The Thruway Authority will begin tree removal, clearing and grubbing activities in South Nyack. Crews are also scheduled to install temporary traffic signals on the South Broadway bridge, which will be reduced to one travel lane so workers can safely construct an underpass for the path.

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.