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BW Traffic Alert: East 3rd Street Bridge Construction Activities Week of July 30

The New York Department of Transportation is issuing the following traffic alert detailing road construction and other events that will affect the flow of traffic this week. Lane closings may also occur due to circumstances beyond DOT’s control. Schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather, security alerts and other emergencies. For up-to-the-minute information, visit 511NY, New York State’s official traffic and travel information source.

Here is the construction activities for the East 3rd Street Bridge replacement project in the village and town of Pelham and the city of Mount Vernon. The project will remove and replace the bridge structure, and reconstruct the Parkway ramps to tie into the new Parkway elevations.

Pile Driving Update
Residents are advised that pile driving is scheduled to occur at the East 3rd Street Bridge construction site starting Monday, July 30, 2018. All pile driving work is scheduled to occur Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. As a result, noise levels will increase during these times, and all efforts will be made to minimize impacts. Pile driving is expected to last approximately 4 weeks but subject to change based on schedules and weather conditions.

Lane Closures
During the week of July 30, single lane closures on the Hutchinson River Parkway, exits 8 through 12, are expected to occur Monday through Friday, July 30 through August 3. Daytime lane closures will occur between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 2:00 P.M. Nighttime lane closures will occur between 10:00 P.M and 6:00 A.M.

Other major road, lane and street closings for the coming week are as follows:

Major Deegan Expressway (1-87) Northbound Entrance Ramp #9 from West Fordham Road

This ramp will be fully closed to traffic from 10 pm to 10 am seven days per week through January 2019 to facilitate NYCDEP repairs to wastewater line. Motorists should follow the posted detour.

Hutchinson River Parkway under Westchester Avenue Bridge

Two of three lanes in each direction will be closed from 12:01 am to 5 am Monday to Friday to facilitate long term NYCDOT Bridges Westchester Avenue Bridge rehabilitation. The double-lane closures will be in effect from the East Tremont Avenue exit to the Pelham Parkway entrance ramp to the southbound Hutchinson River Parkway. One lane of traffic in each direction will remain open at all times.

Unionport Bridge (westbound) Ramp to Zerega Avenue

One of two lanes on the ramp will be closed through August 2018 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges Unionport Drawbridge replacement project.

Shore Road (Pelham Bridge) over the Hutchinson River

Both northbound lanes will be closed from 11 pm to 5 am weeknights through Friday, August 8, 2018 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges deck repairs. During these times, two-way traffic will maintained on the southbound side of the bridge.

Hutchinson River Parkway Bridge over the Hutchinson River

Two of three lanes southbound will be closed from 11 pm to 5 am Mondays to Fridays through Friday, August 17, 2018 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges repairs to a damaged warning gate. At least one southbound lane will be maintained at all times.


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