What You’ll See when the first New Span Opens

All week I’ve been saying something else will happen when traffic moves to the new westbound span. It was the first thought that came to my mind, and the pictures I posted — you are here, look over there — hopefully lent themselves to the answer:

Westbound motorists will be level with the eastbound span and will have a better (not perfect) view of what’s doing there. It’s still an active construction project, and we’re all curious, especially me!

Four weeks from tonight, the Thruway Authority and Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) will shift four lanes of Rockland-bound traffic to the nothernmost span of the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

Part two of the move — transferring Westchester-bound traffic from the current bridge to that span and separating it from opposite-direction traffic by a jersey barrier — happens later this fall. Eastbound traffic shifts to its own span when the bridge opens in 2018.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2017

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