TARRYTOWN, N.Y. Lane and entrance ramp closures for the Tappan Zee Bridge will take place this week as the New York State Thruway Authority continues deck replacement work.
The lane closures on Monday through Friday nights are required in order for the contractor to continue with the replacement of the deck in the middle three lanes on the Tappan Zee Bridge from milepost 13.2 to milepost 17.9, the Thruway noted in a press release . For the safety of the public and construction workers, motorists are urged to proceed with caution and obey posted work-zone speed limits.
Three left southbound lanes will be closed between 8 and 10:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. Monday through Wednesday on the bridge. Two left northbound lanes also will be closed between 9 and 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Roadwork will close three southbound lanes between 9 and 11 p.m. until 6 a.m. Thursday. Two northbound lanes will be closed between 9 and 11:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. that day.
Three southbound lanes will be closed between 9 p.m. and midnight until 8 a.m. while two northbound lanes also will be closed between 10 p.m. and midnight until 8 a.m. Friday.
The Thruway Authority noted that at least one lane southbound and one lane northbound will be opened to traffic during the roadwork.
Night roadwork this week also will close the southbound entrance at Interchange 10 from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. and the entrance ramp from Broadway southbound in Tarrytown from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Traffic will be detoured through Nyack to the Route 59 entrance and through Tarrytown to the Route 119 entrance.
The second phase of the bridge's deck replacement project has an estimated completion date of Winter 2012.
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