With the upcoming redevlopment of the , Rockland County is closing the lot at the mall and moving it across Route 59 as of Thursday.
The county Department of Public Transportation says it has secured an alternate Park & Ride facility at the Rockland Plaza shopping center, which is located on Route 59 opposite the Nanuet Mall. The primary designated commuter parking area includes 58 spaces located on westbound Route 59, closest to Route 59, adjacent to the Nanuet diner between Barnes and Noble and the Cigar Store.
An additional 22 spaces have been designated behind PETCO. Coach USA buses will serve this lot on westbound Route 59 at the bus shelter only. Coach USA buses will no longer be picking up on eastbound Route 59 in front of the Nanuet Mall. Commuters may call Coach USA at 800-631-8405, ext. 1320 for more information.
Parking is free and permits will not be required. Commuters must park only in the spaces designated for commuter parking. A description of the designated commuter parking areas has been shared with commuters and a diagram has been posted to the county’s Public Transportation website (www.rocklandbus.com).
Commuters may also use other officially designated Park & Ride lots such as the Exit 14 New York State Thruway Park & Ride; Smith Street, Nanuet Park & Ride – at the northwest corner of Routes 59 and 304; or, the Middletown Road Park & Ride – at Route 59, between Exxon and Stop & Shop.
The Nanuet Mall Park & Ride, which included parking spaces adjacent to the Mall’s main entrance on Route 59, will be closed indefinitely due to the Mall’s reconstruction plans. The lot has been available to commuters who ride the Coach USA Express and Coach USA’s Rockland Coaches (Red & Tan) bus services since December 2008.