Field testing of the New Tappan Zee Bridge project’s temporary all-electronic toll collection (AETC) system in Rockland has begun this week near the exit 10 (Nyack – South Nyack – US Route 9W) and exit 11 (Nyack – South Nyack – US Route 9W) on-ramps to the southbound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287).
The testing necessitated closing the on-ramps during the overnights of Friday, Jan. 29, and Wednesday, Feb. 3 through Sunday, Feb. 7. Drivers will be directed to use the exit 12 (West Nyack – NY Route 303 – Palisades Center Drive) on-ramp from Route 303 in West Nyack, as shown in the graphic below. Signs will be posted to advise motorists of the detour route.
In addition, the work will require overnight closures of up to three lanes of the southbound Thruway throughout the remainder of this week and during the coming week.
The AETC system is expected to be activated this spring.