No Weekend Construction – Happy 4th of July

You’ll hear quiet on the river this weekend, a reprieve for the July 4th weekend. There will be security and limited maintenance operations throughout the project site in accordance with Governor Cuomo’s Drivers First Initiative. Construction activities resume July 7.

Another photo of the super crane in action: placing steel girders/Credit: Frank LoBuono

Another photo of the super crane in action: placing steel girders/Credit: Frank LoBuono

If you plan being on the river, then remember first things first: boater safety.

Detailed information — including the Coast Guard’s weekly Local Notice to Mariners, excerpted and in its entirety — is listed under Boater Safety Information on the New NY Bridge website. A LNM primer is here.

Happy 4th of July. Stay safe and have fun!

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Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

Postponed: Lane and Ramp Closures 6/30 and 7/1

Per NYS Thruway Authority:

“The triple-lane and ramp closures on the northbound Thruway (I-87/I-287) originally scheduled for the overnights of Tuesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 1 have been postponed due to inclement weather during the past week. The lane and ramp closures have been tentatively rescheduled for the week of July 6. Other project activities will continue as weather conditions and schedule allow.”

Thruway Exits 10 and 11 Southbound will be Closed Overnights thru July 2

It happens in one and one-half hours:

Thruway Exits 10 and 11 entrance ramps southbound will be closed every night from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. thru Thursday, July 2. Reason: part of a $16.2 million highway and ramps repaving project that includes safety upgrades.

 Note: The photo above is not I-87/I-287 in South Nyack & is indicated for signage only.

Note: The photo above is not I-87/I-287 in South Nyack & is indicated for signage only.

Detour signs will be posted.

The Thruway Authority will activate variable message signs (VMS) and highway advisory radio (HAR) 530 AM to advise motorists of the closures throughout the duration of work.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

Morning, Evening Lane Closures for This Week

If you’re on the road in the wee hours:

One northbound lane of the Thruway from the bridge to Exit 11 will be closed tomorrow (Monday) from 3 a.m. to 10 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday one lane is closed from 3 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you’re crossing the bridge northbound Tuesday and Wednesday nights . . .

Note: The photo above is not the New York State Thruway

Note: The photo above is not the New York State Thruway

Three lanes from Exit 9 (Tarrytown) to Exit 11 will close incrementally with the first lane at 8 p.m., second lane at 9 p.m., and the third lane at 11 p.m.; all will reopen the following day at 6 a.m. Thursday (July 2). One lane will be open at all times.

All four lanes northbound lanes will periodically close near Exit 11 from Tuesday at 8 p.m. to Wednesday at 6 a.m. Ramps will remain open during this time. State police will be stopping and holding traffic before the lanes are closed so construction crews can move equipment from the right shoulder to the left.

Note that access to the Thruway southbound will be via Route 59 in Nyack Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. while the Exit 10 off-ramp is temporarily closed.

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The closures will allow TZC to safely install the foundations for a new temporary all-electronic toll collection system that will be employed until a permanent system is constructed in the location of the current toll plaza in Tarrytown.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

Single-Lane Closures Start Tonight thru Weekend

Driver alert:

In about an hour (9 p.m.) one northbound lane from the bridge to Exit 11 (Nyack – South Nyack – US Route 9W) will close until 10 a.m. tomorrow morning. More single-lane closures happen tomorrow night from 9 p.m. to Sunday at 7 a.m., and from Monday (June 29) at 8 p.m. to Tuesday (June 30) at 3 a.m.

Very cool view from the express bus window/Frank LoBuono

Very cool view from the express bus window/Frank LoBuono

Three lanes are open during these times (so folks who want to check out the steel girders can do so). Kidding aside, there was no traffic midday today, and the ride to Rockland was a breeze. Good view of the construction and super crane past the main span before the highway grade begins.

The bridge builder is installing foundations for temporary toll gantry until a new toll plaza is built in Tarrytown. In April part of the former police barracks was demolished to make way for a staging area.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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