Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge on South Broadway (Route 9) in Tarrytown Will Be Built Over Thruway I-87/I-287
Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge Side Path will be extended South to Lyndhurst Mansion
Thruway On- and Off-Ramps on South Broadway Will Be Widened
New Traffic Signal Will Be Installed at Key Intersection, Among Other Road Improvements
Governor Hochul today announced that the Thruway Authority will commence a $13.9 million multimodal project along South Broadway (Route 9) in the village of Tarrytown in Westchester County. The multifaceted 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.
“Expanding pedestrian and cycling access along the Hudson River is essential to connecting communities for recreation and commuting” Governor Hochul said. “This partnership between the Thruway Authority and the Department of Transportation will provide fantastic new services to the citizen of Tarrytown and the visitors of the Hudson Valley.”
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.
Thruway Authority Interim Executive Director Frank G. Hoare said, “This important project will improve the South Broadway corridor in Tarrytown and make it safer for pedestrians and cyclists to access the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge and other bicycle/pedestrian networks like RiverWalk and the Old Croton Aqueduct. Investments in infrastructure like this project benefit not only the community but all of those who visit the village and its many attractions.”
New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez said, “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. The Department of Transportation is proud to partner with the Thruway Authority on this project, which will make crossing the bridge even more of a must-do activity and provide bicyclists and pedestrians with a safer way to navigate the Route 9 corridor and reach popular recreational destinations in Westchester.”
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins said, “I am pleased to have supported this major Route 9 project in Tarrytown that will extend a side path for cyclists and pedestrians from the Mario Cuomo Bridge down to Lyndhurst including a pedestrian bridge over the Thruway. It will improve the ramps both on and off the Thruway and importantly add a traffic light at Broadway’s intersection with Paulding. This light is a much needed enhancement for the safety of the residents in the area as well as those leaving and entering the Shames JCC. It’s a win for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists—and I applaud the NYS Thruway Authority and NYS Department of Transportation for their efforts.”
Assemblymember MaryJane Shimsky said, “New York State’s $13.9 million investment along South Broadway in Tarrytown will improve local infrastructure and transportation flow—whether it be by automobile, bicycle, or on foot. Most significantly, the new pedestrian bridge will provide a much-needed, safe connection for pedestrians and bicyclists traveling between Irvington and Tarrytown. I thank DOT and the State Thruway Authority for addressing the longstanding needs of this heavily utilized corridor.”
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said, “Maintaining our roads so commuters and those visiting our historic sites can have smooth, safe access to all Westchester has to offer is a vital function of government. I am proud to work with our partners in New York State on this important upgrade to increase safety and enhance the opportunities for Westchester residents and visitors alike to visit and enjoy.”
Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said, “I am thrilled that the NYS Thruway Authority is planning pedestrian, bicycling and safety improvements along South Broadway (Route 9) in the village of Tarrytown. I'm an avid cyclist. All efforts to improve bicycling and pedestrian access to the bridge is welcome.”
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 of the project at the end of 2024, the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge’s side path will extend approximately one mile south from the path’s Westchester Landing at 333 S. 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.
Motorists may encounter lane reductions through the work zone at times and are reminded that in New York State, fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. In accordance with the Work Zone Safety Act of 2005, convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual's driver's license.
The Thruway Authority does not receive federal or state tax dollars; it is funded through user fees. The Authority’s approved 2023 Budget invests a total of $413 million to support its Capital Program, which is scheduled to invest $1.9 billion into capital projects through 2027.
Motorists are encouraged to download the Thruway mobile app which is available to download for free on iPhone and Android devices. The app provides motorists direct access to real-time traffic and navigation assistance while on the go.
Travelers can also visit the Thruway Authority's interactive Traveler Map which features live traffic cameras. Motorists can also sign up for TRANSalert e-mails, which provide the latest traffic conditions along the Thruway.