Archive for the ‘Rockland’ Tag

Accessing New Path from the Rockland Landing

THE FLUX OF BEING (Chris Soria, Nyack) Mural

The new path will have colorful murals under the South Broadway underpass. For someone like my mom, who is in a wheelchair, how to see the art? It looks like a precarious route from the South Nyack landing’s parking lot.

The spur path behind the Village Hall this be an alternative way for her, and others who are wheelchair-bound, to access and view this mural. The only rendering that shows someone in a wheelchair is close to the Tarrytown landing at street level.

Ramp behind South Nyack Village hall leads to path, trail/courtesy of @BikeTarrytown

Path accessibility from the Rockland landing may be challenging for people who are in wheelchairs like my mom; an entrance closer to river level would have been more convenient. It looks like a big push to the spur path and a steep decline for a wheelchair.

Residents’ resistance resulted in the state moving the terminus to its land at Exit 10, and the village determined to prevent outsiders from parking on its streets to access the spur path.

We’ll see what happens when it opens.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2020

Few New Project Additions & a Detailed Update

gantry

The project reached milestones recently with the completion of road deck panels for the westbound span approaches, and the first of eight gantries on the westbound span was installed. They’ll have electronic signage about lane use, exits and other helpful information.

Ten gantries will be installed on the eastbound span, 18 in all.

holidays

Safety Sam’s looking cool next to Santa — that was an unintended pun — while Outreach Specialist Al Florio helps decorate the Tarrytown center.

other-side

Here’s the other side of the westbound span — what we can’t see from the road, which is out of this picture — and is described here. Mystery is solved!

This month’s Rivertown Magazine includes a project update (it’s also here).

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

All the Traffic Alerts . . . and then Finished Early?

Interesting view: new bridge’s piers, main span towers and current bridge/Matty Cuccio

Interesting view: new bridge’s piers, main span towers and current bridge/Matty Cuccio

I wonder why the bridge builder said it needed two days this weekend and only one day next weekend (rain date). It needed Friday from 9 p.m. to Saturday at 2 p.m. , and again from 9 p.m. to Sunday (today) at 2 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, the work would be postponed until Friday, May 6 beginning at 9 p.m., with completion by Saturday, May 7 at 2 p.m. No work or delays on Sunday, Mother’s Day.

That never happened.

So why the warnings about two days of horrendous traffic and alternate plan advisories only to be told construction crews finished three hours before their 2 p.m. deadline AND one full day earlier than scheduled?

Great that they finished sooner — or was only one day needed in the first place?

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

Thruway, TZB Overnight Delays Friday, Saturday

road closed at bridge

Three northbound lanes will close tonight at 9 p.m. until tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m. and will close again from 9 p.m. until Sunday at 2 p.m. No closures for southbound traffic.

Get ready for delays due to pier foundation work near the Rockland and periodic pile driving. This also means noise; however, construction crews will use vibratory hammers and noise-reducing shrouds to lessen the impacts.

You can drive northbound on the far left open lane; however, advice is to avoid the area or use the George Washington Bridge or the Bear Mountain Bridge. Factor in periodic 10-minute traffic stops on all four northbound lanes from Exit 9 in Tarrytown to the bridge.

I’d postpone plans until the lanes reopen.

Listen for updates about closures and delays at Variable Message Signs (VMS) across the region and Highway Advisory Radio 530 AM.

Bad weather means all bets are off, and the work is moved to next Friday from 9 p.m. to Saturday at 2 p.m., completed then. Sunday is Mother’s Day.

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

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