TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- The entrance ramp to the Tappan Zee Bridge (I-87 northbound/I-287 westbound) from South Broadway (Route 9) in Tarrytown was closed to traffic for the duration of the new NY Bridge project on Monday morning.
The closure is expected to last for four years.
As a result of the closure, motorists will be directed to bear right immediately after the closed ramp, onto a "jughandle" for Route 119. Motorists will proceed approximately 0.2 miles east on Route 119, turning right onto the I-87 northbound/I-287 westbound entrance ramp.
The space surrounding the ramp will be utilized for construction access, staging and equipment, thereby reducing the amount of construction traffic on local roadways. New retaining walls are also planned for the area.
The ramp was initially closed on Dec. 5, but was reopened days later due to severe traffic congestion in the area.
Equipment will be stored in the closed ramp and will become part of the new stretch of the New York State Thruway.