Project Updates; Safety Measures Enforced

The Hudson River and the Rockland County shoreline are dotted with construction equipment, with more to come.

The Hudson River and the Rockland County shoreline are dotted with construction equipment, with more to come.

Dredging ends November 1, 2013, and will resume again from August 1, to November 1, 2014. Permanent pile driving will be limited from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays; occasionally, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays.

Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) crews recently began layering sand and stones within the dredge channel to protect the river bottom, and to ensure sediment is not kicked up by passing vessels.

Activity in the river means BE EXTRA CAREFUL. The most recent U.S. Coast Guard Local Notice to Mariners, dated October 24, is posted under Boater Safety Information on the New NY Bridge website.

When transiting the area mariners should stay clear of these locations by a minimum of 1000 feet. Mariners are advised to transit the main channel, reduce wake and use extreme caution while transiting the area in the vicinity of the Tappan Zee Bridge paying particular attention to vessel movement and future notices.

The Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) — established September 15 by the U.S. Coast Guard for the navigable Hudson River waters surrounding the Tappan Zee Bridge — will be enforced until December 31, 2018. Comments and related material pertaining to the RNA will be accepted and reviewed by the Coast Guard through December 31, 2018.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2013

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