Note: Toll Plaza Gone; Four Lanes Open to Traffic

Nyack viewing area
♪♫ Saturday in the park I think it was the Fourth of July. . . ♪♫

It was a holiday weekend (although not the Fourth), and Memorial Park in Nyack was bustling with the start of summer; people were sitting under trees and in chairs on the lazy afternoon. I hadn’t seen the skate park yet and watched as five teenagers practiced their skateboarding skills.


Something else I didn’t see was the toll plaza, now part of the bridge’s past. I’m sure you noticed only four lanes on the right are open, and if you’re taking Exit 9 in Tarrytown, then it’s best to stay in the far right lane.

“Motorists taking the southbound exit 9 off-ramp are advised to stay in the right lane, as there will be little time to merge from the left at highway speeds,” a recent press release said.

They’re not kidding. Drivers who want to take 287 will need to stay in the far left lane until they can pick up 287 past the barricade. Last weekend there were cars crossing lanes when to reach to reach the exit/direction they wanted.

More new news: next week starts construction of the new maintenance facility.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

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