Thruway closes Tuesday a.m. for TZB Demolition

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

“Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) has rescheduled the controlled demolition of the old Tappan Zee Bridge’s east anchor span for Tuesday, January 15, at approximately 10 a.m., weather permitting,” the contractor said in a statement this evening.

In response the contractor rescheduling plans to demolish the eastern anchor span of the Tappan Zee Bridge this coming Tuesday, Jan. 15, at approximately 10 a.m., crews will begin to close entrance ramps.

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).

The Coast Guard will establish a 2,500-foot safety area around the procedure, and the main span navigation channel will temporarily close from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

“TZC continues to work with local, state, and federal agencies on the controlled demolition and the subsequent operations to remove the steel from the Hudson River,” the statement said. The contractor is coordinating with Metro-North regarding Hudson Line trains; see schedule here.

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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