2nd span of Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge set to open Saturday

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018
2nd span of Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge set to open Saturday
Marcus Solis reports on the latest addition to the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge.

TARRYTOWN, Westchester County (WABC) -- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the second span of the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, which replaced the Tappan Zee Bridge, will open to traffic this Saturday.

The governor made the announcement Tuesday as he toured the $3.9 billion project named after his late father.

He says construction on the span was accelerated to get the bridge open and reduce traffic between Rockland and Westchester counties.

Eight lanes of traffic have been crammed onto one bridge. Now with four wider lanes in each direction, drivers should see some relief.

What remains to be seen is how much it will ultimately cost to drive across.

"There will be no change through 2020, period." said Gov. Cuomo. "In 2020, then we're going to have to do what I believe is a comprehensive review of all the tolls."

The remaining part of the old bridge will still be standing when the second span is opened.

It will have to be taken down before the project is finished.

Traffic was shifted onto the first span of the new bridge last year


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