Demolition is a Step Closer to the New Bridge
Bye, bye, former New York State Police Troop T Barracks.
The 18,000-foot building will be demolished Monday to make room for the new bridge. Last year both the state police and Tappan Zee Bridge maintenance crews moved to 160 N. Route 303 in West Nyack, Zone 1 headquarters for New Rochelle, Newburgh and now Tarrytown barracks.
Their new albeit temporary location — a 42,000-foot empty warehouse — was once an active printing plant for the Journal News.
The Tarrytown toll plaza will be torn down in the next year as the Thruway goes to all-electronic toll collection: an archway over the highway will read drivers’ E-ZPass® tags as they pass under it at highway speeds to ensure smooth traffic slow. If a driver doesn’t have an E-ZPass® tag, a mounted camera will take a picture of his or her license plate and send a bill to the home address.
Noise will be monitored as TZC drills holes into the soil and rock for reinforced concrete foundations; noise reduction procedures are in place to reduce the impact on those living nearby. The right traffic lane in the area will be closed April 6, 7 and 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Also April 6 and 7: the right lane of southbound I-87/I-287 near Exit 9 in Tarrytown will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to finish repairing a collision impact attenuator (reduces the impact when a vehicle crashes by absorbing its energy; can restore its original shape).
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