Roadway Finishing Work Continues Lane Closure Scheduled This Saturday
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Roadway Finishing Work Continues Lane Closure Scheduled This Saturday

November 15, 2018

Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to continue roadway work and painting on the eastbound span, requiring single-lane closures on the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) near the bridge, weather permitting. TZC is also scheduled to adjust the temporary barrier near the westbound span in Tarrytown next week. No lane closures are scheduled on Wednesday, November 21 or Thursday, November 22.

Specific lane closure times are listed in the chart below.


Fri. 11/16 10 a.m. – One left lane 1 p.m. Southbound (I-87/I-287)
from exit 11 to exit 9
Sat. 11/17 7 a.m. – One right lane 4 p.m. Southbound
from exit 11 to exit 9
Mon. 11/19 4:30 a.m. – One left lane 2 p.m. Northbound
near exit 9
Mon. 11/19 10 a.m. – One left lane 3 p.m. Southbound
from exit 11 to exit 9
Tues. 11/20 4:30 a.m. – One left lane 2 p.m. Northbound
near exit 9
Tues. 11/20 10 a.m. – One left lane 3 p.m. Southbound
from exit 11 to exit 9

River Road Work
TZC continues work near River Road in South Nyack, requiring single lane closures and brief, periodic traffic holds. Travelers should expect brief traffic stops between 7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday to Wednesday.

Flag persons are on site to facilitate the lane closings and maintain traffic safety. School buses and emergency vehicles are given priority throughout the closure period. Cyclists and pedestrians should follow flagger’s instructions.

The work also requires a sidewalk shift on River Road, with a crosswalk diverting pedestrians and cyclists from the east side of River Road to the west side. The shift is anticipated to conclude next week, weather permitting.

Bicycle/Pedestrian Path
TZC will continue to install rebar and pour concrete on the northern side of the westbound span for the bridge’s shared-use bicycle/pedestrian path and overlooks. The work follows the temporary shift in Rockland-bound traffic to the southern side of the westbound span, allowing TZC to build the path behind temporary concrete barriers.

At the Westchester Landing, foundation construction continues at the site of the Welcome Center and storage facility. Operations include inspections, pouring concrete and rebar installation.

At the Rockland Landing, a section of the Esposito Trail from Clinton Avenue and South Franklin Street to South Nyack Village Hall remains closed for the construction of the side path. Pedestrians and cyclists are being detoured to South Broadway and through Elizabeth Place Park.

Crews will begin tree clearing and grubbing activities at Elizabeth Place Park on Monday in advance of the construction of a highway noise barrier. The operation is scheduled to last up to three days.  Access to the Esposito Trail and a portion of the park will be maintained, however visitors should exercise caution in the area.  Flag persons will be present during construction operations.

Additionally, crews will continue construction of a retaining wall along Hillside Avenue, necessitating temporary lane closures. Flag persons will keep traffic moving by alternating the directional flow between east and west. Ramp construction will also continue for the new connection between Interchange 10 and Hillside Avenue.

Additional work includes:

  • Concrete pouring, paving, grading and landscaping near bridge landings
  • Stripping of eastbound span expansion joints
  • Internal tower work
  • Electronic equipment installation and testing
  • Dismantling of the old bridge’s pile caps, piles and the Rockland trestle
  • Internal work on Thruway Maintenance and New York State Police facilities

Boater Safety
The eastern 300 feet of the 600-foot wide main navigation channel is closed to all vessel transits until further notice. Red buoys with all around white light have been set to mark the eastern side of the channel.

Periodic closures of the main navigation channel are anticipated to continue during the demolition period. 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.

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