The NY Thruway Authority announced that the US Coast Guard created a Regulate Navigation Area (RNA) near the Tappan Zee Bridge.
The RNA is 300 yards north and 200 yards south of the bridge. Boaters must use the main channel, reduce wake and exercise extreme caution in the RNA. The Coast Guard may also temporarily stop all traffic in the RNA in the future.
With pile drivers booming loud enough to rattle the windows of some waterfront homes, the NY State Thruway Authority and the bridge builder have offered to pay for noise-reducing windows and doors for some affected residents. This is an effort to lessen disturbance from the construction.
With the new Tappan zee Bridge construction actually starting, commercial real estate in the adjacent area is beginning to sell.
Josephs Group bought a plot of land off Route 59 and Waldron Avenue. In the past a gas station and food shop operated there, but the site has been unoccupied for years.
After the land is remediated this Winter, the plans are to build a 5,000-square foot restaurant and retail center. A spokesperson for the Josephs Group was quoted as saying “It’s a very busy corner, and we see it as the gateway to Nyack.”