Roadway Operations Continue Next Week New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) Lane Closures Scheduled Near Bridge
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Roadway Operations Continue Next Week New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) Lane Closures Scheduled Near Bridge

November 1, 2019

Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) is scheduled to continue roadway improvement operations near the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge next week. The work requires an overnight closure of southbound and northbound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) traffic lanes.

Specific lane and ramp closure times are listed in the chart below.


Fri. 11/1 10 p.m. – Two right lanes
11: 59 p.m. – Three right lanes
6 a.m., Sat. 11/2 Northbound (I-87/I-287)
From exit 8 to the bridge
Mon. 11/4 8 p.m. – Two right lanes 5 a.m., Tues. 11/5 Southbound
From exit 11 to exit 9
Tues. 11/5 8 p.m. – Two left lanes 5 a.m., Wed. 11/6 Southbound
From exit 11 to exit 9
Wed. 11/6 9 p.m. – Two right lanes 6 a.m., Thur. 11/7 Northbound
From exit 8 to exit 10
Thur. 11/7 11 p.m. – Three left lanes 5 a.m., Fri. 11/8 Northbound
From exit 8 to exit 10

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

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

At the Westchester Landing, construction continues at the storage building and visitor pavilion. Operations include landscaping, floor coating, excavating, installing doors, electrical wiring, drainage, tiles, ceiling systems, and glass.

At the Rockland Landing, construction continues along the side path and the path’s underpass at South Broadway.

Additional work includes:

  • Installing signage, fencing, pouring concrete, landscaping, drainage work, and stormwater channel improvements near bridge landings
  • Area preparation at the New York State Thruway Maintenance and New York State Police facilities
  • Dismantling of the old bridge’s foundations, weather permitting
  • On-going testing of the aesthetic lighting system

Boater Safety
Partial closures of the main navigation channel may be necessary.

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 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.