This week, commuters will not be able to access the AMVETS Bridge or a northbound stretch of the Taconic State Parkway from New Castle to Yorktown.
Monday was originally scheduled to be the first full day for the change, but the state Department of Transportation has postponed the switch by one day due to Sunday's rain, The Journal News reports.
The closure marks the effective start of a roughly $26 million major renovation of the bridge, which was built in 1930. In the meantime, only the southbound bridge and accompanying lanes will be open, albeit reduced to two from three. This distance, which is about 3.5 miles, will have lanes separated by concrete barriers.
What should you expect beginning today? To help, we have put together a photo gallery of the major new sections. They include:
- A temporary ramp on Pines Bridge Road in New Castle that reroutes northbound commuters onto the southbond corridor
- A temporary cross over ramp just south of Yorktown's Underhill Avenue, which will guide drivers off of the southbound lane and back onto the northbound side once the 3.5-mile closed stretch ends.
- New traffic lights at:
- Taconic's southbound exit and Route 131 (Underhill Avenue)
- Route 129 (Croton Lake Road) and Route 131 (Underhill Avenue)
- Route 129 (Croton Lake Road) and Route 118 (Saw Mill River Road)
- Taconic's northbound exit, Pines Bridge Road and the temporary northbound entrance ramp that switches to the southbound lane
- Route 134 (Kitchawan Road) and Route 100 (Saw Mill River Road)