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TZB Lanes Will Close Thursday For Repairs After Crane Collapse

The southbound side of the Tappan Zee Bridge will be reduced to one lane beginning at 8 p.m. tonight to begin repair work from the damage caused by the collapsed crane earlier this week.
The southbound side of the Tappan Zee Bridge will be reduced to one lane beginning at 8 p.m. tonight to begin repair work from the damage caused by the collapsed crane earlier this week. Photo Credit: Palisades Interstate Parkway Police

Due to repairs following the crane collapse earlier this week, the southbound (Westchester-bound) side of the Tappan Zee Bridge will be reduced to one lane beginning at 8 p.m. Thursday.

Three northbound lanes will remain open to traffic during the work. The repair operation is part of the Thruway Authority’s rapid response to the damage caused by the crane collapse.

Beginning Thursday night, southbound traffic at Exit 11 -- Nyack - South Nyack - US Route 9W -- will be reduced to one lane until the completion of the work at 5 a.m. Friday morning.

At least one southbound lane will remain open at all times during the operation, with the exception of an approximately 20-minute period expected to begin at 9:30 p.m. During that time, State Police will stop and hold all traffic approaching the bridge beginning from exit 10: Nyack - South Nyack - Route 9W.

Following the completion of the overnight repair work, traffic will resume on three northbound and three southbound lanes of the bridge in time for the Friday morning commute.

Phase two of the work to repair the far right lane will be announced in the coming days. Motorists traveling southbound on the New York State Thruway during the closure times should expect delays and are advised to seek alternate routes.

Variable message signs across the region and Highway Advisory Radio 530 AM will update travelers on the closures and anticipated delays.

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