Demolition of old Tappan Zee Bridge expected to cause traffic backups

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The construction is set to take place on Saturday.

There is important information for drivers who use the New York State Thruway.

Next weekend's controlled demolition of the old Tappan Zee Bridge may cause some backups.

At 9 a.m. Saturday, state police will close entrance ramps to the northbound - westbound Thruway at exit 9 in Tarrytown; Route 1-19 in Elmsford, and exit 22 on the Saw Mill River Parkway.

State police will also close entrance ramps to the southbound - eastbound entrance ramps at exits 10 and 11 in Nyack.

After the closures, workers will use explosive charges to demolish the old bridge.

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