The Thruway Authority’s Tappan Zee Bridge maintenance and operations team and New York State Police Troop T have moved from Tarrytown to a temporary new home in West Nyack, where they will again share space until the completion of new facilities in 2018.
Maintenance and operations and Troop T have been based at 333 South Broadway in Tarrytown since the Tappan Zee was built in the 1950s. That building will be demolished to make way for a construction staging area, and eventually for the approaches to the new bridge.
The 42,000-square-foot formerly vacant warehouse, once a newspaper printing plant, remained unused for years until TZC began retrofitting the space in January to meet Thruway and State Police specifications. Substantial improvements were also made to the site, including an eight-foot-tall privacy fence, neighborhood-sensitive lighting and landscaping. In addition, TZC and the Thruway are working in partnership with the Town of Clarkstown to improve neighborhood drainage by cleaning out an existing drainage swale nearby.
In 2018, the Thruway maintenance team will return to Tarrytown to a permanent maintenance facility on the north side of the roadway. Troop T will also return to Tarrytown, to a new state-of-the-art barracks on the south side of the Thruway.
For emergencies on the Thruway, motorists should call 911 or 1-800-842-2233. For non-emergency inquiries to State Police Troop T in West Nyack, please call (518) 436-2825