Construction Suspended – Honoring Veterans Day

Respect for our nation’s veterans will include silence on the Hudson River today. “Project management and some limited field work will continue, however,” per a recent press release about the New NY Bridge.

Red reflections, white lights and blue pre-dawn sky, seen yesterday from an EarthCam® construction camera.

Red reflections, white lights and blue pre-dawn sky, seen yesterday from an EarthCam® construction camera.

Permanent pile installation resumes tomorrow, and is limited from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays; occasionally, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Sand and stone are being layered within the dredge channel to armor the river bottom to ensure sediment is not kicked up by construction vessels, and to protect that water quality for marine life.

Recently-installed temporary navigational lights mark the 600 foot-wide main channel. The U.S. Coast Guard’s revised Notice to Mariners details the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA) — 300 yards north and 200 yards south of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge — established in September.

Note: Since September 11, 2001, a federal safety/security standoff for the bridge requires boaters to stay 25 yards from abutments and piers.

Construction of the Rockland trestle, and cofferdams north of the bridge, extending 1,040 feet west from the Westchester shoreline, continue through November 2013.

A temporary noise barrier and noise monitors are near Exit 10; the first of four new permanent noise barriers is being built in that area. Additional temporary noise barriers will be installed along a local access ramp and the New York State Thruway, after improvements are made to the ramp.

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

Tuesday, Nov. 12, to Thursday, Nov. 14 — one northbound right-hand lane and shoulder in the area south of Exit 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., for sound wall removal

Friday, Nov. 15 — 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

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