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Tappan Zee Bridge Toll Sites Under Consideration

South Nyack officials have opposed setting up temporary toll collection near Exit 10 from the NYS Thruway and are concerned that the move could become permanent.

Brian Conybeare, the governor’s special adviser on the Tappan Zee Bridge project, said at a meeting last week South Nyack officials strongly opposed a possible temporary toll collection setup near Exit 10 in Rockland County.

Conybeare said other locations for the temporary electronic toll collection system are being looked at on the Westchester County side and “We are actively considering alternate solutions.”

A temporary collection location will likely be set up during construction of the New Tappan Zee Bridge. The permanent location for the new bridge has not been determined, though within two to two and a half years, a new setup for collecting tolls will be required.

“During construction we are going to go to a temporary all electronic toll collection system,” Conybeare said on Thursday.  

He said a meeting is scheduled for next week with the New NY Bridge Outreach Team, NY State Thruway officials, South Nyack officials and South Nyack Tappan Zee Bridge Task Force. Conybeare said at the last meeting South Nyack officials expressed concerns that a temporary toll gantry could become permanent. 

Conybeare emphasized,” No final decision has been made on locations yet.”

Conybeare stated that the toll will continue to be collected for vehicles traveling into Westchester and there is no consideration of implementing tolls in both directions.

Ron Levine, communications director for County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef's office, said Vanderhoef would not be commenting until they have more information.  

willie 6 April 11, 2013 at 11:43 PM
It's called NY STATE THRUWAY !
Issy April 12, 2013 at 01:06 AM
Absolutely right Mike, never any delays at a toll booth. LOL.
Andromachos April 12, 2013 at 10:45 AM
What Mike and the article are trying to explain is that there is not going to be a tool both. See, no both. Just one of those metal structures like at the Spring Valley barrier. Toll both, no. Sensor to detect EZ pass tags, without booths, yes.
Sydney Smith April 12, 2013 at 11:34 AM
Hey I have an Idea!! Make the beginning of the bridge wider out over the water, put the tolls out there, problem solved. Working over the river doesn't effect traffic during construction and the existing land can stay undisturbed. ;o)
Eric Schatz April 12, 2013 at 05:21 PM
What if they used at-speed overhead e-z pass like you see on new highway construction in Md and Va? Would 55 mph tolls cause backups?

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