3 major bridges closed for summer construction over inches of space

Post Road in Rye, Old White Plains Road in Mamaroneck and West Street in Harrison are now closed for construction over a few inches of space.

News 12 Staff

Jul 7, 2021, 12:38 AM

Updated 1,073 days ago

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The I-95 overpasses on Boston Post Road in Rye, Old White Plains Road in Mamaroneck and West Street in Harrison are going to be closed to drivers and pedestrians for the summer as they are raised 3 inches.
The bridges are 14 feet, 3 inches, but the standard size is 14 feet, 6 inches, so there will be many detour signs this summer as the bridges are raised.
A Thruway Authority spokesperson tells News 12 there haven't been notable incidents with trucks hitting the overpasses.
Alexis Taal, the manager of Rye Eye Care says just one day in, traffic is already horrendous.
"It's only a Tuesday. You know, it's not like it's the weekend or a Saturday yet," says Taal.
Taal says she is worried this will hurt business.
"If the construction and the closing of the overpasses is going to be near a town where they're going to have merchants, people are going to be turned off and not want to come," she says.
Officials say a portion of I-95 will also be repaved.
There is no word exactly when that will happen, but there will be lane closures and stop-and-go on the Thruway as well.


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