Police Barracks Torn Down; Lane Closures Ahead

First a new staging area, then a terminus/© Janie Rosman

First a new staging area, then a terminus/© Janie Rosman

Friday part of the former New York State Police Troop T barracks was torn down to create a staging area on the Westchester landing. The site will be rebuilt as a visitor and greeting area once the project is completed. That’s not all.

The 18,000-foot building was vacated last year when 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.

Toll plaza gone, zipper obsolete next year/© Janie Rosman

Toll plaza gone, zipper obsolete next year/© Janie Rosman

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.

Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) continues installing foundations for a temporary toll gantry near Exit 10 in South Nyack next week (prep began in September).

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 14, 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Striping overnight on April 13 and 14 closes the three left lanes of northbound I-87/I-287 from Exit 9 in Tarrytown across the bridge to Exit 10 in South Nyack. One lane will be open from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. both days.

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Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

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