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State Thruway Work Is Put On Hold To Ease Way For Holiday Travel

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- All lanes of the New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) will remain open from Wednesday through Sunday, to help New Yorkers reach their winter holiday destinations.

The five-day, lane-closure-free period follows Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s “Drivers First” initiative, which gives priority to motorists by ensuring that disruptions associated with highway and bridge projects are kept as minimal as possible.

While Tappan Zee Constructors will continue working in several areas of the project none of the planned activities will result in the closure of any traffic lanes. No construction work is scheduled for Christmas Day, Thursday, though safety and security teams will remain on site.

Pile driving and other construction activity construction will continue in the Hudson River as crews place the foundations of the new bridge. Work will include pile driving from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday. No pile driving will occur on Christmas Day or Friday Dec. 26. Work is continuing on the new bridge’s landings on both sides of the river.

Additional work includes the following:  • Pile cap foundation construction  • Main span foundation construction  • River Road utility work  • Support for river-based work from the Rockland trestle

No unauthorized vessels are allowed in the Safety Zone. N.Y. bridge boater safety information, including the U.S. Coast Guard Notice to Mariners and construction site maps, can be found at .

All lane closures are subject to change due to traffic, weather or emergency situations. Please visit for real-time information regarding traffic conditions .

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