All Lanes Will Be Open On Tappan Zee Bridge During Labor Day Weekend

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Tappan Zee Bridge work will take a break for the holiday weekend.
Tappan Zee Bridge work will take a break for the holiday weekend. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- In observance of Labor Day, Tappan Zee Constructors (TZC) will not be working over the holiday weekend including Monday, Sept. 1.

TZC crews will continue to monitor and maintain the safety and security of the project site during this time.

In accordance with New York State’s ‘Driver’s First’ initiative, there will be no construction-related lane closures on or near the New NY Bridge project site between noon on Thursday, Aug. 28 and 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2. 

In addition, an enhanced marine law enforcement presence on the Hudson River will enforce the rules of the Regulated Navigation Area (RNA), reminding recreational boaters to stay away from construction equipment. Marine units from Westchester County, Rockland County and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will be on patrol. 

The U.S. Coast Guard has established a Safety Zone surrounding 16 construction barge mooring locations at the project site. No unauthorized vessels are allowed in the Safety Zone. In addition, marine law enforcement will be enforcing the rules of the expanded Regulated Navigation Areas (RNAs) east and west of the Safety Zone. The RNAs stretch 500 yards north and 500 yards south of the existing bridge. Boaters are urged to transit the main channel with no wake at a maximum speed of five knots, and to use extreme caution on the river at all times.

Construction will continue in the Hudson River as crews place the foundation for the New NY Bridge. Work will include pile driving between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 2 through Friday, Sept. 5, and from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6.

Lane Closures for New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) are as follows:

Tuesday Sept 2: Southbound, Right Lane near Exit 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3: Southbound, Right Lane near Exit 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 4: Southbound, Right/Middle Lane across the Tappan Zee Bridge, 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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