Toll Gantry, Pile Driving, Concrete and More

Discounts ahead for local residents, commuters?/Rani Levi

Discounts ahead for local residents, commuters?/Rani Levi

The bridge builder continues working on the temporary toll gantry near Exit 10 in South Nyack (prep began in September). Project officials said support foundations for it will be installed during the next few weeks.

In a letter to Village of South Nyack Mayor Bonnie Christian, dated June 13, 2013, Project Director Peter Sanderson wrote, “The design-build contract with Tappan Zee Constructors LLC includes the erection of a temporary overhead gantry to support electronic toll collection at Interchange 10.”

There will be no toll booths or stopping/starting vehicles, Sanderson wrote, and the Thruway will neither be widened, nor will additional lanes be added.

“Upon completion of the new bridge with its permanent toll facilities in Tarrytown, the temporary gantry with toll equipment will be removed from Interchange 10,” he wrote.

It’ll be up and running, ready for testing this year, and will start collecting tolls later this year or early 2016, when the first span opens. Whoosh!

Construction crews continue assembling the formwork for the new bridge’s abutment on the Rockland shoreline.

Limited concrete placement continues after the mid-December accident involving one floating concrete batch plant that resulted in TZC shutting down both batch plants while it assesses the situation.

Concrete for foundations near Rockland’s South Nyack shorelines is from local concrete suppliers. Crews are using the Thruway southbound access ramp to the Rockland trestle, exiting to the Thruway via the northbound access ramp.

And pile driving for the new foundations is from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays; occasionally, from 12 noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. Details about ongoing work are here.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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