Construction is set to begin before the end of the year on a new Goethals Bridge, with the $1.5 billion deal to replace the aging current bridge now finalized, according to a published report.
One lane will be closed to traffic from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m on weekdays from Brooksite Drive to Route 111 until Oct. 4.
Work has begun on a new temporary platform on the Rockland County side to help with the construction of the new Tappan Zee Bridge.
Three of four eastbound upper level lanes will be closed Monday through Thursday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., and from midnight to 8 a.m. Friday into Saturday.
Construction will go on from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Friday on the upper level. On Saturdays, the span won’t re-open until 10 a.m., officials said.
There were some tense moments, but early Wednesday morning firefighters finally pulled a trapped Second Avenue Subway construction project worker out of the mud and to safety.
Christie has set an aggressive timetable for the project and expects the rebuilding effort to be completed by the summer of 2015.