Crews working to finish westbound span in time for early fall opening

Crews working to finish westbound span in time for early fall opening

STORY AND PHOTOS BY JANIE ROSMAN Anticipated to open last December, then early 2017 and then spring/summer 2017, the new Tappan Zee Bridge’s westbound span will open sometime later this year, unless plans change again. Its 3.1-miles connected Rockland and Westchester counties in late March, when the final and smallest section of structural steel was […]

NEW TZ OFFICIALLY BEGINS CONSTRUCTION

NEW TZ OFFICIALLY BEGINS CONSTRUCTION

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Wednesday announced the beginning of formal construction of the New NY Bridge to replace the Tappan Zee with installation of the first permanent piles that will comprise the foundation of the new bridge. The bridge is scheduled to be completed in just under five years. “This week, we are putting […]

Bridge Opportunities Discussed at Business-to-Business Meeting

BY MICHAEL RICONDA Suffern – The New NY Bridge group held an event on April 24 to inform local businesses about opportunities which will open with the rebuild of the Tappan Zee Bridge and connect them to larger contractors associated with the project. The meeting featured a panel of representatives from the New York State […]

Tri-State: Lower Than Expected Loan for TZB Could Lead to Steeper Tolls

Statement of Tri-State Transportation Campaign Executive Director Veronica Vanterpool on the report of New York State’s federal loan application moving forward: “New York State’s taxpayers will be paying more money in taxes and tolls for a Tappan Zee Bridge that does little to reduce traffic congestion, improve transit or strengthen the Hudson Valley economy in the […]

Expand the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry into “Off-Peak” Hours

BY JARED RODRIGUEZ The State of New York is moving toward replacing the Tappan Zee Bridge. With no viable alternatives to driving and paying soon-to-be double digit (no one knows how high) tolls, we need a solution to preserve growth and economic development that makes historic Hudson River towns like Haverstraw more attractive to those […]