New York State Thruway Authority

Tappan Zee Bridge as seen from Chopper 880 on May 13, 2014. (Photo by Tom Kaminski, WCBS Newsradio 880)

State Board Green-Lights Tappan Zee Bridge Funding Plan

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to use $511 million in clean water funds to help finance the new Tappan Zee Bridge won approval from a state board Thursday.

06/26/2014

Tappan Zee Bridge pile driving, near Tarrytown (file/credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

State Withholding Tappan Zee Payments To Contractor After Latest Barge Breaks Free

The state is withholding $1 million a month from a contractor working on the new Tappan Zee Bridge project after a barge broke loose from the construction site Sunday — the third such incident since September.

03/31/2014

Tappan Zee Bridge Construction

New Tappan Zee Bridge Construction Resumes: ‘The Landscape Is Going To Change’

Major construction has resumed on the new Tappan Zee Bridge. Crews started pile driving in the Hudson River on Thursday morning after a long winter break

02/20/2014

A pothole on Long Island (file/credit: Mike Xiriniachs/WCBS 880)

Road Crews Fixing Potholes Caught In Vicious Circle

Even as crews patch potholes, new and existing craters continue to surface.

02/19/2014

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N.Y. State Announces Plan To Fight Wrong-Way Thruway Crashes

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.

12/04/2013

New York State Thruway Toll Plaza at Tappan Zee Bridge (file / credit: Google Maps)

No Toll Hikes Coming To Tappan Zee Bridge, Thruway In 2014

A finance task force will be created by the end of the year to explore toll options to help finance a new bridge.

11/08/2013

Rendering of Tappan Zee Bridge approach from Rockland County with clear noise walls (credit: New York State Thruway Authority)

Residents Vote For Sound Barriers On New Tappan Zee 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.

07/22/2013

Rendering of the new Tappan Zee Bridge (credit: New York State Thruway Authority)

Report: Tarrytown In No Rush On Zoning Changes For New Tappan Zee Bridge

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.

03/13/2013

New Tappan Zee Bridge Design Option #1 (credit: www.newnybridge.com)

Project Director Named For New Tappan Zee Bridge

Peter Sanderson has been appointed to lead a team of design and construction experts for the new span slated to open in 2016.

02/20/2013

The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen from Tarrytown - Aug 16, 2012 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Cashless Tolls May Be On The Horizon For New Tappan Zee Bridge

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.

02/18/2013

The Tappan Zee Bridge is seen on Jun 27, 2008 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

Manhattan Construction Attorney: Tappan Zee Bridge Could Fall At Any Moment

A race against time may describe efforts to replace the decrepit Tappan Zee Bridge with a brand new one.

01/28/2013

Driving (file/credit: ClipArt)

Free Coffee, Free Rides Offered To Keep Revelers Safe Over New Year’s

Extra efforts are being rolled out to prevent intoxicated people from getting behind the wheel.

12/31/2012

Hundreds of motorists were stranded on a snowy NYS Thruway in Buffalo (file/credit: NYS Thruway Authority)

NYS Thruway Officials Announce Plan To ‘Beet’ Slick Roads This Winter

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.

12/18/2012

Tappan Zee Bridge approach - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: New York State Thruway Authority)

Contractor Fined By Thruway Authority For Triggering Massive Tappan Zee Bridge Backup

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.

12/05/2012

Westchest County Sandy damage

Westchester County Executive Sounds Off On Power Companies

There are still plenty of people without power in Westchester County, but County Executive Rob Astorino says there is good news.

11/05/2012

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