Will the construction on 287 ever be completed ?
INTERCHANGE; CROSS WESTCHESTER EXPRESSWAY
One Lane Ramp connecting 87 North to 287 West just
before the Tappan Zee Bridge. This has been a great inconvenience to all of
us and in my opinion this situation has been going on for entirely too
long. I feel that the construction workers can widen it just a bit more and
make it 2 thin lanes.
After sending an inquiry to the people running the I 8
construction project their response was
Dear Mr. Ianni:
Thank you for your interest in the Interchange 8 Reconstruction
Project, and for your e-mail regarding the ramp linking I-87 northbound
with I-287 westbound.
Prior to the Project's commencement, the I-87/I-287 merge was
examined for how it would accommodate project work taking place in and
around the interchange, and how it would support traffic capacities
through the corridor, in a safe and fluid manner. In actuality, this
merge began as just one lane, but has been adjusted to handle traffic
more efficiently in
this interim configuration.
Work in that area has been scheduled in stages, with lane capacities
through the merge to follow suit. After considerable study, it was
decided that, on an interim basis, the merge could operate safely with
traffic tapering to one lane, and opening to two, toward the end of the
Project (or fall, 2003). As it is, there is currently, just enough room
now, to fit three lanes on the section of roadway that was just recently
built, immediately north of
advised that the principal reason this merge cannot expand to two lanes
now is that given the work taking place in that area currently, there is
simply not the room, especially considering the lane shifts that would
have been required. In addition, the project specifies this interim
configuration in its plans.
point of information, the area between Exit 8 and the Toll Plaza will be
widened on each side from three lanes, adding a fourth auxiliary lane,
by fall of 2003. This fourth auxiliary lane will ensure greater
mobility through the I-87/I-287 merge, and ultimately serve to ease
traffic congestion through this heavily traveled corridor.
this has been responsive to your concerns. Should you have any further
questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. Once again,
thank you for your interest in the Interchange 8 Reconstruction Project.
Interchange 8 Reconstruction Project
For weekly construction updates on Interchange 8 (287
/ 87 near the Westchester side of the Tappan Zee Bridge) call 1-877-ABOUT-I
Scheduled completion date – August 2003
For more information regarding this project go to
When will McLean Avenue
and Yonkers Avenue's be back to normal near Interstate 87 ?
Bridge Reconstruction Project
The reason for the lane closures on McLean Avenue and Yonkers Avenue near
Interstate 87 is because of the I 87 Bridge Reconstruction Project which is
scheduled for completion in November 2003.
Expect single lane
closures in the northbound and in the southbound direction of Interstate
87, during daytime, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and during nighttime,
double lane closures can be expected from 9:00 pm to 7:00 am, the
We have requested
more information about this project in regards to McLean Avenue and
Yonkers Avenue lane closures due to the project.
After sending an
inquiry to the people running the I 87 bridge re-construction project
their response was:
currently has 2 lanes Westbound and 1 Lane Eastbound. Traffic is
expected to be restored to normal (3 lanes each direction) sometime in
McLean Ave currently has 1 lane in each direction. Traffic is expected
to be restored to normal sometime in November.