Let the Second Year Begin!

En route to a river near us, the I Lift NY reportedly traveled in excess of 1,600 (probably more by now) nautical miles. You can follow its journey with escort tugboats Lauren Foss here, and Iver Foss here, as the project continues.

Inclement weather forced Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) to stop working last week for safety; it resumes tomorrow. Permanent pile installation near the side channels under the existing bridge is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays; occasionally, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays.

Sign indicating Exit 10 off the New York State Thruway is © 2001, Jeff Saltzman. All rights reserved.

Sign indicating Exit 10 off the New York State Thruway is © 2001, Jeff Saltzman. All rights reserved.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 21, through Thursday, Jan. 23 — the northbound, right-hand lane and shoulder near Exit 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., to allow for work on the northbound access ramp.

Friday, Jan. 24, the same lanes will be closed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Temporary navigational lights mark the 600 foot-wide main channel. The U.S. Coast Guard’s revised Local 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. Both temporary and permanent piles are illuminated at night.

Activity in the river means BE EXTRA CAREFUL.

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

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

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  1. […] super crane was shimmying through the Panama Canal, Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) began its second year on the clock, our toes froze, and the Mass Transit Task force was one meeting away from our travel […]


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