Work Near River Road Continues Temporary Sidewalk Shift Scheduled
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Work Near River Road Continues Temporary Sidewalk Shift Scheduled

November 2, 2018

Tappan Zee Constructors (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 Friday.

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

The work will also require a sidewalk shift on River Road next week. Beginning Monday, Nov. 5, a crosswalk will divert pedestrians and cyclists from the east side of River Road to the west side. The shift is anticipated to conclude by the end of next week, weather permitting.

Shared-Use Path
In preparation for the bridge’s bicycle/pedestrian path and overlooks, TZC will continue to install rebar and pour concrete on the northern side of the westbound span. 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, backfilling, rebar installation and excavation for a retaining wall.

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

Additionally, crews will continue drilling and installing piles 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, grading, excavation 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, caissons 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.