Its now official: New York has awarded the building contract for the new Tappan Zee Bridge to Tappan Zee Constructors. The winning design was recommended by a selection committee earlier this month. At $3.1 billion, it’s the least expensive of the three design finalists, with a construction time of five years, 2.5 months. The Village of South Nyack has formed a task force to be a single point of contact for communication between the Village of South Nyack and the parties involved in the Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.
The three-member task force will, “monitor, communicate, negotiate, and mitigate the effects of the Tappan Zee Bridge project as it relates to the health, safety, and well-being of the
citizens of the Village South Nyack,” according to the Board of Trustees.
Their duties include:
• Represent the interests of South Nyack Village government, public safety officers, and property owners during the project.
• Attend meetings with New York State and the New York State Thruway Authority, State project representatives, project contractor representatives, and elected representatives.
• Communicate with the public and the press under the direction of the Board of Trustees.
• Monitor, document, and report to the Board of Trustees construction impacts and compliance with required mitigations.
The task force members are:
• Connie Coker, former Rockland County Legislator
• Jerry Ilowite, Chairman of the South Nyack Planning Board
• Richard Kohlhausen, who represented South Nyack on the TZB design selection committee.
For more information, contact the South Nyack Village Hall, www.southnayck.info, or 358 0287.