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New NY Bridge Construction Moves Forward, Pile Driving Continues This Week

Permanent pile installation at main span of the New NY Bridge continues in early May.
Permanent pile installation at main span of the New NY Bridge continues in early May. Photo Credit: New NY Bridge

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- Construction of the New NY Bridge moves forward after a long winter with pile installation weekdays and weekends and a new office to house the Westchester Community Outreach Center in Tarrytown.

Nut and bolts construction includes pile driving between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. on weekdays, and between noon and 7 p.m. on Saturdays.

Workers continue pile welding associated with permanent foundations for the spans, according to information released by the New York State Thruway Authority website.

The Westchester Community Outreach Center, where those interested in the project may learn more and have questions answered, has a new home at 2 North Broadway in downtown Tarrytown. It was previously located at 303 South Broadway in where the project team has office space.

"We moved the outreach center to downtown Tarrytown to increase its visibility and better engage the public,” said Brian Conybeare, special advisor to the governor for the New NY Bridge Project.  “We have already seen a substantial uptick in visitors and we encourage all to stop by to ask questions or get information about this extraordinary project."

Crews continue working to place foundation piles from the shorelines of Rockland and Westchester sides and work on the foundations for the main span continues as well. Work on temporary work trestles, including pile driving to install the temporary foundation piles needed to support the platforms is ongoing on both shorelines.

The Thruway Authority also announced upcoming lane closures on I-87 and I-287 beginning Monday, May 5.

Lane Closures for NYS Thruway (I-87/I-287)

Monday, May 5: Northbound, Right Lane near Exit 10 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 6: Northbound, Left Lane near Exit 10 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 7: Northbound, Left Lane near Exit 10 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Boater should use caution as installation of permanent piles in the vicinity of the side channels under the existing bridge, weather permitting continues. Temporary navigational lights have been installed to define the 600-foot navigation channel under the main span with temporary and permanent piles are illuminated at night. Firther information is available on the website under the "Boater Safety" icon.

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