August 30, 2013
Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) will not engage in any pre-construction activities that affect traffic through Monday, Sept. 2 in observance of Labor Day. No lane closures will be allowed until Tuesday Sept. 3 at 10am in order to avoid impacts on motorists during the busy Labor Day holiday travel weekend.
Dredging will continue 24/7 through Oct. 31.
Rockland bulkhead construction continues next week with concrete placement. Frequent concrete truck traffic is expected on certain designated roads in the villages of Nyack and South Nyack from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly Thursday. TZC and the Thruway Authority have coordinated extensively with village leaders and local police to ensure safety and minimize impacts on traffic, the villages and their residents. Anyone with questions can call the New NY Bridge 24-hour Toll-Free Hotline: 1-855-TZ-BRIDGE.
Construction of the Rockland County trestle will continue and include daytime pile driving to install the temporary foundation piles needed to support the platform. Pile driving will be limited to a maximum of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and, occasionally, on Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m. The trestle is a work platform that will support a crane for the construction of the westernmost section of the new bridge. The 1200-foot long platform helps reduce the amount of dredging required.
On Tuesday, Sept. 3, one northbound right hand lane and shoulder on I-87/I-287 near Exit 10 will be closed from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for shoulder work. The northbound right hand and shoulder lane will be closed at the same location from 10 a.m. to 12 noon on Wednesday, Sept. 4. On Friday, Sept. 6, one southbound right hand lane and shoulder on I-87/I-287 between the foot of the existing Tappan Zee Bridge and Exit 11 will be closed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for shoulder work.
- Test pile program
- Rockland bulkhead construction and Dock Extension at Rockland under existing bridge
- Temporary Rockland trestle construction including pile driving on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Temporary Westchester trestle construction including pile driving on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Survey inspections on existing bridge
- Mobilization at the exit 10 staging area
- Support for river-based work from the Rockland shoreline