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Thruway Drainage Project Leads To Exit, Lane Closures

A map provided by the New York State Thruway Authority shows specific lane and ramp closures. Photo Credit: New York State Thruway Authority
Works continues on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. A worker is shown guiding the placement of a prefabricated road deck panel last week. Photo Credit:

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Work on the new drainage system under the New York State Thruway will require the closure of an exit ramp in Tarrytown and several lanes tonight, according to a post on

Tappan Zee Constructors will be wrapping up the drainage work on Friday, a day ahead of schedule, the Thruway Authority said.

Closed from 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8) to 5 a.m. Friday, will be northbound exit 9 (Tarrytown - Sleepy Hollow - US Route 9) on-ramp from Route 119.

Drivers will be detoured approximately one mile east on Route 119 to access the northbound Thruway.

The exit 9 off-ramp to Route 119 will remain accessible from the northbound Thruway.

The operation will also require the overnight closures of up to three northbound lanes of the Thruway from exit 8A (Elmsford - NY Route 119 - Saw Mill River Parkway North) to the Tappan Zee Bridge.

The schedule is as follows: Thursday (Sept. 8), starting at 8 p.m., one right lane; at 9 p.m., two right lanes; and at 11:59 p.m., three right lanes.

The lanes will reopen at 4:30 a.m.

This affects the Thruway’s northbound exit 8A to the Tappan Zee Bridge.

Also Thursday, starting at 8 p.m. and ending on Friday, Sept. 9, at 5 a.m., the lane closures will affect the on-ramp of the Thruway’s exit 9.

All southbound lanes will remain open at all times during the operation, according to the Authority.

Lane closures are subject to change due to traffic, weather or emergency situations, it added.

For real-time information about traffic conditions, click here.

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