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BOOM! Get Set For More Pile Driving Noise From Tappan Zee Bridge Replacement Project

South Nyack wants state to limit loud work to weekdays, abide by village regulations.

The loud sounds of progress on plans for a will continue on Saturday.

The  says it has been alerted by the state Department of Transportation that alongside the Tappan Zee Bridge into the bed of the Hudson River is slated to take place again.

Last Saturday, noise from the operation on the river was heard by many residents along the riverfront, leading South Nyack village officials to complain to the state about the noise.

Saturday’s pile driving is set to be on the Westchester side of the Hudson River, with two piles to be driven on the Rockland side midday on Tuesday with one more pile to be driven Thursday.

The work is part of tests on the riverbed for the design of a new bridge to replace the aging Tappan Zee Bridge.

The process:

-        Each pile takes about an hour and a half.

-        A combination of vibrating and pile driving is used to set the piles.

-        The state is testing sound mitigation techniques during the driving. They first measure without any mitigation and then try and measure different techniques.

The DOT has told South Nyack that it has noise measuring gear at Salisbury Point and a person walking in the village with a hand-held device taking measurements.

The DOT allows contractors to work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. South Nyack has requested the DOT abide by the village's restrictions of 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, with quiet days on Saturday, Sunday, and holidays.

Sick-n-Tired May 11, 2012 at 08:39 PM
That's what happens when you choose to live next to a major river crossing. Did you expect peace and quiet?
Capt. Harry Gates May 11, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Who is the contractor? Weeks?
Aintthatascam May 12, 2012 at 01:05 AM
What's the impact of fish and other wildlife with all that noise? Any studies?
Tyler Durden May 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM
A small price to pay for a river view in a toney neighborhood, no?
A Keith H May 14, 2012 at 06:46 PM
There are thousands of piles that will need to be driven during this construction. Last weeks test was TWO piles. As for Sick-n-Tired and Tyler Durden thanks for your snide comments. Looking forward to your being stuck in traffic due to bridge construction!! Cheers.

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