New York State Thruway Authority
The State of New York has announced a new, high-tech effort to combat wrong-way crashes, using radar, flashy LED signs, and text alerts to drivers’ cellphones and the resources of local police.
A finance task force will be created by the end of the year to explore toll options to help finance a new bridge.
Residents near the site of the new Tappan Zee Bridge have voted overwhelmingly to add sound barriers on both sides of the Hudson River once the new bridge is complete.
Construction of a new Tappan Zee Bridge will likely require some zoning changes in Tarrytown, but officials say they will not rush to pass them.
Peter Sanderson has been appointed to lead a team of design and construction experts for the new span slated to open in 2016.
For those without E-ZPass, a picture of the license plate will be snapped and the car’s owner will be mailed a bill for the toll.
A race against time may describe efforts to replace the decrepit Tappan Zee Bridge with a brand new one.
Extra efforts are being rolled out to prevent intoxicated people from getting behind the wheel.
In addition to the usual rock salt to aid in ice melt and to help give drivers traction, the state will also begin using an anti-icing mix of sugar beet juice and brine to pretreat roadways.
Tutor Perini Corp. was fined $235,000 by the New York State Thruway Authority for failing to reopen all seven lanes by 6 a.m. The entire span wasn’t reopened until 7:30 a.m., causing a 15-mile backup that stretched past Suffern on the Rockland County side.
There are still plenty of people without power in Westchester County, but County Executive Rob Astorino says there is good news.
Before jacking up truck tolls 45 percent on the New York State Thruway and raising the toll at the Tappan Zee Bridge to pay for a new bridge, how about cracking down on toll cheats?
The federal government has signed off on the environmental review of the plan for the Tappan Zee Bridge, even though some details, including funding, are still fuzzy.
That figure is as much as $900,000 more than the state requested previously, when it was turned down. But Governor Andrew Cuomo has expressed confidence that the loan will be approved.
Larry Schwartz, a top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, gave the estimate at a public meeting in Ramapo on Thursday. The new price is nearly three times the current toll cost of $5.