Thruway Traffic to stop during TZB Demolition

Seen at summer 2018 final TZB historical tour from Haverstraw Bay./© J. Rosman 2018

In response the contractor’s plans to demolish the eastern anchor span of the Tappan Zee Bridge this Saturday via limited use of explosives, the Thruway Authority has planned an extended traffic stop.

State police will close the Thruway at 8:55 a.m. for approximately 45 minutes. It will reopen after TZC determines the area safe for traffic. Metro-North schedules may be “only minimally affected,” per a press release by contractor Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC). Rain/snow date is Sunday.

Spring after the project started: “Figure Sitting at RiverWalk Park”/© J. Rosman 2013

Important to note the operation is Saturday (or Sunday) and that traffic will be stopped in both directions. I hope people realize this.Additionally, these entrance ramps will be closed at approximately 9 a.m.

In Westchester: Exit 9 (Tarrytown – Sleepy Hollow – Route 9), Route 119 in Elmsford and the Saw Mill Parkway (Exit 22)

and in Rockland: Exit 10 (Nyack – South Nyack – US Route 9W) and Exit 11 in Nyack (Nyack – South Nyack – US Route 9W).

Plan accordingly if you need to cross the river in either direction that morning.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2019

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