No Lane Closures Scheduled Over Memorial Day Weekend Overnight Lane Closures Resume On Tuesday, May 28
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No Lane Closures Scheduled Over Memorial Day Weekend Overnight Lane Closures Resume On Tuesday, May 28

May 23, 2019

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday and in accordance with Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Drivers First initiative, Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) will suspend construction-related lane closures on or near the project site until Tuesday night, May 28. Certain maintenance, safety and security work will continue during the weekend. Launched in 2012, Drivers First prioritizes the convenience of motorists to minimize traffic congestion and travel delays due to road and bridge work. Governor Cuomo is also urging motorists to abide by New York’s Move Over Law and to utilize the 64 text stops located statewide as needed for texting, making phone calls, and other non-driving tasks.

Drivers should keep in mind that in some cases, road work may continue behind permanent concrete barriers or for emergency repairs. A detailed schedule of Thruway lane closures throughout the holiday weekend is available here.

Roadway Work
Following the holiday, TZC is scheduled to continue roadway improvements near the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Operations require multiple overnight lane closures on the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287).

At least one lane will remain open at all times. Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.


Tues. 5/28 9 p.m. – Two left lanes
11 p.m. – Three left lanes
6 a.m., Wed. 5/29 Northbound (I-87/I-287)
from exit 9 to the bridge
Wed. 5/29 9 p.m. – Two right lanes
11:59 p.m. – Three right lanes
6 a.m., Thur. 5/30 Northbound
from exit 9 to the bridge
Thur. 5/30 10 p.m. – Two right lanes
11:59 p.m. – Three right lanes
6 a.m., Fri. 5/31 Northbound
from exit 9 to the bridge
Fri. 5/31 10 p.m. – Two left lanes
11:59 p.m. – Three left lanes
6 a.m., Sat. 6/1 Southbound
from exit 11 to the bridge

Old Bridge Dismantling and Removal
Following the recent lowering of the old bridge’s west anchor span, TZC is scheduled to further dismantle the structure on a floating barge, located south of the bridge. TZC is also salvaging and removing the east anchor span from the Hudson River.

Bicycle/Pedestrian Path
Construction of the shared bicycle and pedestrian path continues.

On the bridge, TZC will continue to install glass panels on the northern side of the westbound span for the path’s overlooks and work on the path’s barrier.

At the Westchester Landing, construction continues at the terminus site walls, storage building, visitor pavilion and canopy area. Operations include the placement of concrete masonry units, roof steel and pouring concrete.

At the Rockland Landing, milling and paving of Hillside Avenue from the New York State Thruway ramp to near the South Franklin Street Extension in South Nyack is scheduled for next week. The work will take place during the daytime. Milling of the road is expected to occur on Tuesday, May 28, and Wednesday, May 29, followed by a few days of paving, weather permitting. Two-way traffic will be maintained during commuting hours while one-way traffic control measures will be in place during the operation.

Additional work includes:

  • Barrier placement, landscaping, pouring concrete, paving and installing noise walls near bridge landings
  • Internal work and fence installation at the New York State Thruway Maintenance and New York State Police facilities
  • Dismantling of the old bridge’s foundations, weather permitting

Boater Safety
Partial closures of the main navigation channel may be necessary, as TZC continues to dismantle the Tappan Zee Bridge’s west anchor span and salvage the collapsed east anchor span.

All vessels should avoid the perimeter of all buoys and stay within the navigation channel as demolition operations continue this coming week.

Cranes, barges and other equipment may 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 potential, partial 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.