This week in the villages: Getting around the Mario Cuomo Bridge won’t get any easier this week. It’s Week 2 of the River Road closure required to demolish the Rockland Tappan Zee Bridge landing. There will also be overnight lane and exit ramp closures. Local streets will be a little bit tidier as leaf collection season commences. And the Nyack villages and school district are still looking for volunteers to provide input for a master plan for bicycling and walking. New York Congresswoman Nita Lowey wants to hear from you about gun reform.
Category: Tappan Zee Bridge
This Week In The Villages: Goodbye, Malcolm. Hello Mario. Last Friday the last four lanes of traffic shifted from the 1955 cantilever Tappan Zee Bridge to the 2017 cable-stay Mario M. Cuomo crossing. On Tues 10/10, construction crews will begin demolition of the I-287 overpass that passes over Piermont Ave/River Road. If you drive a car you will have to detour via 9W until mid-November. If you ride a bicycle, you can still get through…but you will have to wait as much as an hour on weekdays. Hint: if you ride, this is a good time to walk… your bicycle on the Esposito Rail Trail. It’s safer, prettier and faster than waiting. It’s too dangerous to TAKE the car detour on 9W: a Pomona NY recreational cyclist was struck and killed along this route five years ago.
To better share the road, share the workload: The Nyack villages are looking for volunteers to provide input to a master plan for bicycling and walking.
This Week In The Villages: The NYS DOT has a Tues open house at the mall to discuss putting a dedicated bus lane on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Nyack’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program meets Thursday. Orange & Rockland will begin trimming trees and vegetation around Orangetown power lines. The Orangetown Police want to know: Have You Seen This Man who sprayed graffiti at the Memorial Park Skate Park.
This Week In The Villages: There will be lane closures on the Tappan Zee Bridge and outdoor fun in Clarkstown. In politics, the Democratic primary election results are in; and, Congresswoman Nita Lowey made two announcements pertaining to federal funding to assist victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking.
This Week In The Villages: Today marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and tomorrow is Primary Election Day. There’s a Great Nyack Get-Together and you can give blood or help the victims of hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
by Chris Stanton and Dave Zornow
The new LHTL bus system on the new Tappan Zee Bridge has just about everything a commuter could ask for. Except vowels — and a dedicated lane to ride across the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
The Lower Hudson Valley Transit Link will replace Rockland County’s Tappan Zee Express (TZx) bus system sometime in late 2018 after the second span of the new Mario M. Cuomo Bridge opens. The NYS Department of Transportation says the new system will improve the availability, accessibility and overall quality of public transit in the Lower Hudson Valley. Plus there will be new bus shelters with countdown clocks, WiFi and bike racks at many bus stops. And new buses with super powers to hold green lights just a little bit longer.
This Week In The Villages: It’s your last day to wear white. And more importantly, it’s your only day to attend the Labor Day one-day-only pop-up park on the Hudson River in South Nyack. And Thursday there will be a Primary Candidates Forum in advance of the September 12 primary election. There are also a few do-good opportunities: You can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey or count bikes for the Town of Orangetown.
This Week In The Villages: This past weekend, it was lights, camera, action for the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. This week, it’s lights camera, action for an actual movie. HBO comes to town Monday. And Orange & Rockland Utilities begins working on gas main replacement and the Midland Avenue Project resumes. The projects are unrelated, but will leave Nyack safe, glamorous — and a little bit challenging to drive through this week. And it’s not to early to make Labor Day plans, including a visit to a one day only pop up park on the Hudson River in South Nyack.
8 Things To Know About Nyack’s New Bridge (including, what to call it)
by Dave Zornow
Nyack, August 25 (updated) — It’s Game On tonight for Rockland County (north and west) bound traffic on the north span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Westchester? Your time is coming later this fall. Here are answers to a few questions you might have about opening night on the Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.
This Week In The Villages: It’s been a long time rumblin’. And now it is finally here for the driving. It, of course, is the new Tappan Zee Bridge–er, New NY Bridge–er, Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Call it what you will, but this week (Friday night) the bridge connecting Rockland and Tarrytown will open to westbound traffic. And that’s not all transpiring on the roads this week. The next phase of the Midland Avenue Road Project begins.