Ramp Closed: Neighborhood Changes, and Preservation

As of 10 a.m., the South Broadway (Route 9) entrance ramp to the bridge was closed to traffic through the duration of the bridge replacement project.

A press release from the Thruway Authority said Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) will use that area for storage and staging. “As a result, this closure will reduce the amount of construction traffic on local roadways.”

You can pick up the Thruway from White Plains Road (Route 119) — it may take an extra few minutes — by taking the jug-handle turn on South Broadway.

Facing west from White Plains Road towards the Hudson River and Broadway/Courtesy of The Virtual Archives

Facing west from White Plains Road towards the Hudson River and Broadway/Courtesy of The Virtual Archives

Before the project began, the press release said, “the Thruway conducted a comprehensive traffic study to determine the potential impact of closing Ramp E.” Another study done by TZC earlier this year verified the initial results. “Findings from both studies indicate that the closure will not have a significant impact on traffic,” it said.

While the neighborhood is changing — Tarrytown Honda will replace its current structure with a more modern, two-story, 75,000-square-foot building; JCC on the Hudson has plans for a new 75,000-square-foot campus — it’s also being preserved.

This past August, the Tarrytown Board of Trustees amended the Code of the Village of Tarrytown, Chapter 305-78 Zoning entitled “Moratorium on Development in the Historic Commons HC Zone,” to include in the moratorium the R40 properties in the South End located west of Route 9, east of the Metro North Railroad, north of East Sunnyside Lane and south of Lyndhurst.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2013

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