Regulated Navigation Area Enforced Near the Bridge

Updated safety information in the U.S. Coast Guard’s revised Notice to Mariners includes establishment of a Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) 300 yards north and 200 yards south of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge.

All boaters are required to use the main channel, reduce wake and use extreme caution while transiting the area. If necessary, the Coast Guard in the future may temporarily prohibit all vessel traffic in the RNA for safety purposes.

Activity in the river means BE EXTRA CAREFUL. The Coast Guard boating safety information — excerpted and in its entirety — is listed under Boater Safety Information on the New NY Bridge website.

Utility work on River Road in South Nyack continues through November, and “will involve reducing the roadway to one lane during daytime hours,” per an update from the New NY Bridge. Temporary coverings during non-construction times will cause uneven surfaces for drivers and bicyclists; caution and slower speeds are advised.

Construction of the Rockland trestle includes daytime pile driving, and is restricted to weekdays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, from 12 noon to 7 p.m., and is not allowed at night or on Sundays.

Scheduled closures for shoulder work on I-87/I-287 this week for utility location testing:

Monday, Sept. 23 — one southbound right-hand lane and shoulder between Exits 11 and 9, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 24 to Thursday, Sept. 26 — the northbound right-hand and shoulder lane between Exit 9 and the Tappan Zee Bridge, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 27 — one northbound right-hand lane and shoulder in the same location, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2013

1 comment so far

  1. […] starts with fall 2013, when the U.S. Coast Guard established the first Regulated Navigation Area (RNA). You recall nearly one year later, it set stricter guidelines, and that’s because, well, […]


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