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Westchester, Rockland Towns Look To Build Parking For New Tappan Zee Bridge

A barge in the Hudson River for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge as seen from Chopper 880 - May 16, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski / WCBS 880)

A barge in the Hudson River for construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge as seen from Chopper 880 – May 16, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

SOUTH NYACK, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – As construction continues on the new Tappan Zee Bridge, local officials on both sides of the span are mulling the creation of additional parking spaces.

As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, a shared use path going in on the new bridge is expected to draw bikers, joggers and walkers. To accommodate the crowds, there’s talk of putting a parking lot, bathrooms and a cafe where the state police barracks stand now in Tarrytown in Westchester County.

On the Rockland County side of the bridge, South Nyack residents fear their sleepy village will be overrun, Adams reported.

“Guess who has to pay for repairs of the roads and the extra policing? The residents of South Nyack,” said newly elected Village Trustee Andrew Goodwillie.

One concept on the table is to replace Village Hall with a parking lot.

“One potential is we could meter – have metered parking and have residential permits for people to say yes, we’re allowed to park here. Metering for other people. If there is a carpark put in place, charging for the carpark potentially,” said Goodwillie.

Residents can have a say at a public meeting Thursday night at Nyack College. For more information, click here.

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