We have received a detailed and explicit report from the State pertaining to bridge related work being done in our village.
The soil borings continue in order to collect information relating to potential designs for the Shared Use Path (SUP). These borings are not only being done in the area of Cornelison and South Broadway, but also along Thruway property which includes Interchange 10. Soil borings help designers understand subsurface conditions that could be met during any future construction work. At the same time, survey activities are being conducted to provide better information relating to the design of the SUP.
Work on the trestle near the shoreline, including pile driving, will continue. The trestle will support equipment for the construction of the western-most section of the new bridge. Supportive excavation work will also continue at the new westbound abutment.
Per Brian Conybeare, Special Advisor to the Governor, “the installation of the new bridge’s pile caps will begin the week of August 25th. These caps will cover the foundation piles installed in the river, marking a major milestone for construction and moving the project one step closer to completion. The pile caps used on the New NY Bridge are unique – they begin as large hollow tubs which are formed and cast offsite. These forms weigh several hundred tons, and are barged to the project site for installation. Once in place, they will be filled with reinforcement steel and concrete.
Sheet pile driving will resume near the Rockland landing as Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) has confirmed the additional noise reducing measures have lowered noise to allowable levels. These operations will occur on land and in the river at one of the closest piers to the shoreline.”
Two free events are taking place this weekend in South Nyack’s Franklin Street Park: Hope Fest is on Saturday between 10am and 4pm, offering valuable services to our community, especially to our children. On Sunday, the Village presents this year’s final Summer Concert in the Parkbetween 6:30 and 8:30pm. Bring the kids, a picnic basket with treats and enjoy the music of Blarney Stew.
Have a wonderful weekend.