Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) is scheduled to lower the old Tappan Zee Bridge’s damaged east anchor span through the use of a controlled demolition using explosives.
The operation will necessitate:
A temporary stop of both eastbound and westbound traffic on the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) approaching the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge – between exits 11 (Nyack – South Nyack – US Route 9W) and 9 (Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow – Route 9); and a temporary closure of the Hudson River main navigation channel.
The work is currently scheduled to occur on Saturday, January 12, at approximately 9:30 a.m. In the event of inclement weather, the work will be done on Sunday, January 13. Traffic is expected to be stopped at approximately 8:55 a.m. and should remain stopped for approximately one hour.
When the operation is complete, Tappan Zee Constructors will inspect the roadway before the Thruway Authority reopens the highway to traffic. Motorists are strongly encouraged to avoid the area and find alternate routes on the day of the activity.
The operation is expected to cause a brief loud noise comparable to a single set of fireworks. Loud noises often startle animals, especially dogs, so pet owners are advised to keep their animals indoors or leashed during the operation.
The latest updates and schedules can be found at newnybridge.com/
The New NY Bridge Outreach Center is located at 142 Main Street, Nyack 855-892-7434.
Thank you for your continued support and patience during this project.
Wishing everyone a happy and healthy 2019,