Drivers headed from Rockland into Westchester will be moving over a bit starting at the end of next week.
Overnight on Wednesday crews will shift the Westchester-bound lanes near exit 10 roughly 30 feet south, allowing the Tappan Zee Constructors, the contractors tasked with designing and building the bridge, to do drainage work ahead of other future construction operations.
The work to shift the lanes will necessitate the closure of up to three of the southbound lanes. The Thurway Authority says at least one lane will remain open at all times, except a brief, 10 minute traffic stop near exit 11.
All lanes will reopen by 6 a.m. on Thursday, the Thruway Authority said.
For Nyack and South Nyack residents, the southbound exit 10 on-ramp will close. Residents can use the on-ramp from Route 59.
The $3.9 billion bridge project is still set to open, in part, sometime this year, though officials have not announced a date. At that point, all traffic will be shifted to the new bridge’s westbound span-to-be, while crews demolish the standing bridge and finish off the eastbound span.
All the work is expected to be completed sometime in 2018.