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Daytime Lane Closures Scheduled On I-87 Near Tappan Zee Bridge For Days

There will be lane closures near the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
There will be lane closures near the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Photo Credit: NYSDOT

There will be daytime lane closures for several days on the Rockland-bound New York State Thruway next week as contracting crews continue work in the area.

Tappan Zee Constructors announced that they will continue roadway improvements near the new Tappan Zee Bridge, which will require single-lane closures on I-87/I-287.

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, there will be one left northbound lane closed from exit 8 to exit 10. The closures are expected to end each day at approximately 3 p.m.

Crews will be removing material from the Hudson River following the demolition of the old bridge and will install a pedestrian path, barrier and overlook in the area. At the Rockland landing, a new traffic pattern is being put in place for motorists exiting the New York State Thruway at exit 10 (South Nyack). Motorists heading to Nyack will use a new ramp that connects to Hillside Avenue northbound.

According to the Thruway Authority, currently, motorists make a U-turn within the interchange to head into the Nyacks and points north. The new ramp will allow motorists direct access to Route 9W northbound. Motorists attempting to access local streets will still be able to do so by using the Franklin Street Extension. The existing U-turn will be closed when the new ramp goes into service.

Additionally, a section of the Esposito Trail from Clinton Avenue and South Franklin Street to South Nyack Village Hall will remain closed as the construction of the side path continues. Pedestrians and cyclists will be detoured to South Broadway and through Elizabeth Place Park.

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