River Work Suspension, Prep for State Police and Thruway Authority Relocations, Continue

Enough already of freezing temps! You already know prohibitive weather’s why Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) temporarily stopped river work for the New NY Bridge — safety first. How many of you were tempted to make snow cones?

A new dusting of snow on the river last week, seen from an EarthCam® construction camera Tarrytown.

A new dusting of snow on the river last week, seen from an EarthCam® construction camera Tarrytown.

A TZC safety crew is monitoring the weather’s impact on the project site while shoreline work continues. Meantime, the Journal News building (Exit 12 on Route 303 in Clarkstown) and its surrounding area are being readied for temporary new occupants, the state police and Thruway Authority, early this summer.

Per a February 7 press release, “Plans for a permanent replacement facility in Tarrytown for both the State Police and the Thruway Authority are currently being designed. The existing facilities need to be removed to make way for construction of the New NY Bridge.”

In other news, get ready for lane closures this week on I-87/I-287 near Exit 10:

• Monday, Feb. 10, and Thursday, Feb. 13 — northbound right lane, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Feb. 11, and Wednesday, Feb. 12 — southbound right lane, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Valentine’s Day — northbound right lane, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

Since October, temporary navigational lights marked 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.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

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