The Thruway Authority has announced a $13.9 million multimodal project along South Broadway Route 9 in the Village of Tarrytown, Westchester County. The project will extend the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge side path south to Lyndhurst Mansion and includes the construction of a 270-foot-long pedestrian bridge over the Thruway I-87/I-287 to improve access and enhance safety for pedestrians and cyclists.
The new 270-foot-long pedestrian bridge is the highest-profile component of the project. At 14 feet wide, the span will be built in 11 segments by LMC Industrial Contractors, Inc., of Avon, N.Y., and connected on-site. Modular construction allows for much of the work to take place offsite in a controlled environment, thus reducing the amount of activity near and above roadways and limiting impacts to motorists and residents. Expected to be erected later this year, the bridge will be located on the west (Hudson River) side of South Broadway.
Upon completion at the end of 2024, the side path will extend about one mile south from the path’s Westchester Landing at 333 South Broadway in Tarrytown to Lyndhurst Mansion, where pedestrians and cyclists will be able to seamlessly connect with the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail. The side path currently ends at a high-volume jug handle where South Broadway meets Route 119. More than 500,000 people have visited the bridge’s 3.6-mile path since it opened in June 2020.
Starting this week, crews will begin tree clearing and grubbing in anticipation of excavation activities within the South Broadway bridge work zone. That will be followed by construction of new concrete bridge abutments on either side of the Thruway.
The majority of construction will take place during the day; some work that requires Thruway lane closures will occur at night for the safety of workers and to limit impacts to traffic. In addition, the exit 9 ramps will be reduced to one lane as needed for some construction activities.
Gianfia Corporation of Hawthorne, N.Y. was awarded the contract following a competitive bidding process.
The New York State department of transportation is a funding partner on the two-year project, which will also:
- widen the ramps at Thruway Interchange 9 leading to and from South Broadway;
- add a second left turn lane from South Broadway to the southbound Thruway entrance ramp;
- install a traffic signal on South Broadway at Paulding Avenue to make it safer for motorists to turn;
- repair and resurface South Broadway from Route 119 to just south of Gracemere Lane;
- relocate a village water main onto the South Broadway bridge.
“The side path of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge is one of the Hudson Valley’s great recreational attractions, offering bicyclists and pedestrians breathtaking views of the Hudson River as they traverse one of the nation’s best examples of 21st Century infrastructure,” said department of transportation commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez.