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Lane Closed on 9W in South Nyack This Week; One Lane Closed Part of Thursday Nr Tarrytown

trafficLast Friday I Tweeted Snoopy doing a happy dance because I sailed (not really) from the Sprain to I-287 to the Thruway, across the bridge to Nyack, and didn’t hit traffic until I was approaching Exit 12 at the Palisades Center. Not so bad, and it lightened up as I approached Exit 13S.

Saturday was a different situation starting with the Sprain approach. So. Much. Traffic. It was nearing 1 p.m., and I wondered what traffic announcements I’d missed. I post about them so I ought to know, right? There were none.

Maybe it was weekend traffic heading for the country, to pick up or take kids to camp or for-whatever-reason traffic.

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Alert to motorists per the latest press release from project officials:

One right northbound lane near Exit 9 will close from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. August 6.

In Rockland, southbound Route 9W (Hillside Avenue) in South Nyack, between Shadyside Avenue and South Franklin Street, is closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Friday, reducing the road to one lane. Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) flaggers will direct traffic, alternating north- and southbound traffic as needed. Watch for added signage and other safety measures in place.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

Exit 10 Southbound Detour Next Two Nights

A red, white and blue picture from Upper Grandview/EarthCam® construction camera

A red, white and blue picture from Upper Grandview/EarthCam® construction camera

Tonight’s the Nyack Classic Car Night so I need to take Route 59 in Nyack for the Thruway southbound since the Exit 10 on-ramp is closed tonight and tomorrow night from 8 p.m. until 4:30 a.m.

I will forget.

And since today is Throwback Thursday, here’s a look at what the Visual Quality Panel was discussing two years ago.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

Guest Blog: Your Voice Counts at the New NY Bridge Meetings

From David Aukland, Village of Tarrytown Liaison to the Replacement Bridge Project

Courtesy New York State Thruway Authority

Courtesy New York State Thruway Authority

Folks, please spread the word about this meeting, and come yourselves if you can. The NNYB team is working hard to build a great new bridge for us, so they want both to share the good news on plans and progress, and to seek comments, questions and ideas from everyone affected by it during construction and as future users. The design work for the bridge itself is mostly done – “engineering is 97% complete” – and attention is now turning to connecting it with the community.

This is the opportunity to voice your views on the shared use path for cyclists and walkers across the bridge, and ways to bring visitors from the bridge to the many and varied destinations in our village.

Families, friends and neighbors: come one, come all!

Meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. both days:

Tuesday, May 12, 2015, at Washington Irving Middle School, 103 S. Broadway in Tarrytown

Thursday, May 14, 2015, at Nyack High School, 360 Christian Herald Rd. in Nyack

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

Happy Anniversary: Two Years of Blogging

This year it was lemon cake on my birthday with coffee, milk no sugar. Nearly six months later marks another celebration: two years since I started this blog.

lemon cake

Suggestion took hold. Sure, why not. Blog about the Tappan Zee Hudson River Crossing Project. Say that three times fast. New NY Bridge. Easier to pronounce.

Observations, meetings, factoids, history, unturned nooks and crannies. Curious.

“Why don’t you rename it?” people asked me. “What does it mean?”


Look into a kaleidoscope, twist it various ways, and check out the amazing colors and designs. No two images are the same, and the picture constantly changes as you move the tube in your hands.

Committees, subcommittees, subgroups. Scenarios. Decisions. Moving parts that stopped and formed pictures. And different each time. My first interpretation of New York State’s monumental undertaking.

So I named it Kaleidoscope Eyes. Another year of questions, different and some are the same. New answers, more information. And still more questions to ask.

Thanks for following me here! I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2015

The White House Visited Our House

He was there. I was there. President Barack Obama was in town before he arrived. Things changed. The familiar became different, and looked different.

getting ready for POTUS

No one knew if the helicopters were decoys or the real deal. I followed them with my camera anyway, because you never know. We all followed them with our cameras. At times the Secret Service blocked my view. I moved again, camera in hand, still in the same place as the president and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

scout or POTUS - who knows

Obama talked about infrastructure. Maybe he knew about the traffic jams on I-287 in the mornings and afternoons. Like last Friday afternoon around 4 p.m. west of Nyack. Need more room, and not sure where. Need more money, and not sure where from. If Congress turns its other cheek, then what happens next?

westbound traffic on a Friday

White Plains Mayor Tom Roach told me about his city’s potential for transit expansion. “There’s lots of land around the train station,” he said. “Being mayor is a little like playing goalie: sometimes I like to come out of the net.”

Obama and Cuomo framed by the Tappan Zee Bridge, now increasingly surrounded by the New NY Bridge project. Let’s hope Congress makes the right choice.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2014

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