This week in bridge-ville, citizens can expect overnight lane closures in both directions and load testing operations below.
Test pile driving continues from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, and occasionally, from noon to 7 p.m. on Saturdays. This work is meant to “verify subsurface conditions and test structural load capacities in preparation for construction of the new bridge’s permanent foundation," a press release explains.
Here’s the timetable on I-87 and 287 lane closures:
Monday, August 19 through the morning of Wednesday, August 21, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.: one southbound right hand lane and shoulder between exit 11 and the Tappan Zee Bridge will be closed for installation of the concrete traffic barriers for reconstruction of the Thruway maintenance ramp to come. Also: one southbound right hand lane on the bridge will be closed for the installation of “structural monitors.”
Wednesday, August 21 through the morning of Saturday, August 24, from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.: one northbound right hand lane and shoulder between exit 9 and the Tappan Zee Bridge, and one northbound right hand lane on the Tappan Zee Bridge will be closed, also for the installation of structural monitors.
“Geo-technical” operations, borings meant basically to explore the quality and content of the river dirt, continue 24 hours a day, weekdays.
Dredging continues 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the inner channel on out toward both county shorelines.
On the Westchester side, we are also seeing continued construction of the “work trestle,” with pile driving on weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sleepy Hollow is in on the action with a front row seat to a tugboat of workers coming to and fro from the former Castle Oil site. Video of their scenic day’s end attached.
For ongoing updates for the latest in bridge construction activity, job opportunities, noise monitoring, and other news, check the website NewNYBridge.com.