Tappan Zee Bridge opens extra lane

5 lanes open from 6:00 am - to 9:00 am
October 23, 2008 4:08:28 AM PDT
The Tappan Zee Bridge has opened a fifth Westchester-bound lane for the morning rush-hour to ease the commute for thousands of drivers.The 53-year-old span that links Westchester and Rockland Counties is under constant repair. Raised steel construction plates on parts of the bridge have caused constant traffic back-ups.

The extra Westchester-bound lane will be created by moving the median barrier over one lane, leaving only two Rockland-bound lanes in the morning. The lanes will be changed by midday to four Rockland-bound lanes and three lanes into Westchester County for the evening commute.

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