Westchester County

Road Closures due to Crane Road Bridge Construction

There will be a series of closures in the next week as we transition traffic from the Old Crane Road Bridge to the New Crane Road Bridge.  Weekday Midday closures on the Northbound Bronx River Parkway will take place from Monday September 29 to Monday October 6, between the hours of 9:30 AM and 3:30 PM, to allow drainage structure installation, temporary concrete median barrier placement and installation of temporary pavement markings.  On one afternoon, likely Tuesday September 30, northbound traffic will be shifted onto the new bridge with southbound traffic remaining on the old bridge.  The current one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained. 

Due to weather forecast for Saturday October 4, the full closure of the Bronx River Parkway has been rescheduled as follows

Monday Night October 6, at 10 PM, both directions of the Bronx River Parkway will be closed until Tuesday October 7, 5:30 AM to facilitate installation of temporary concrete median barrier on the new bridge and install temporary pavement markings and to accommodate traffic shifts.  Upon reopening of the Parkway, on Tuesday October 7 at 5:30 AM, both directions of traffic will be driving on the new bridge, with one lane in each direction being maintained until project completion next summer. 

Demolition activities on the Old Bridge will occur starting on Monday October 6, 2014.  The Mushroom Structure over the Bronx River will be demolished during daytime hours while the structure over the MTA Metro-North Railroad must be demolished at night due to railroad requirements.  These activities will continue for several weeks.  Noise will be lessened to the maximum extent possible but cannot be avoided. 


NB BRP Midday Closure 

Weekdays - from Thursday September 29 through Monday October 6, between the hours of 9:30 AM until 3:30 PM, the following closures will be in effect: 

  • The Northbound Bronx River Parkway will be closed:
  • Northbound Closure

    • There will be no access from the 6 lane portion of the NB Bronx River Parkway to the 4 lane portion of the NB Bronx River Parkway at the Sprain Brook Parkway.
    • All traffic will be diverted onto the Sprain Brook Parkway and then Central Park Avenue (NY 100) all the way to White Plains.
    • NB BRP will be accessible to local traffic at the following locations (between the Sprain Brook Parkway and Harney Road) at all times:
    • Entrances from Paxton Avenue, Elm Street, Scarsdale Road, Thompson Street and Leewood Drive will be open.
    • All NB traffic will be diverted at Harney Road to Scarsdale Avenue and East Parkway, reentering the NB BRP at Crane Road.
    • The NB BRP will be open to traffic at Crane Road and all points north

NB & SB BRP Closure

10 PM Monday October 6, to 5:30 AM Tuesday October 7

Northbound Closure

  • There will be no access from the 6 lane portion of the NB Bronx River Parkway to the 4 lane portion of the NB Bronx River Parkway at the Sprain Brook Parkway.
  • All Traffic will be diverted onto the Sprain Brook Parkway and then Central Park Avenue (NY 100) all the way to White Plains.
  • This is designed to lessen the impact and the volume of diverted traffic to Harney Road, Scarsdale Avenue and East Parkway in Eastchester & Scarsdale.
  • NB BRP will be accessible to local traffic at the following locations (between the Sprain Brook Parkway and Harney Road) at all times:
  • Entrances from Paxton Ave, Elm Street, Scarsdale Road, Thompson Street and Leewood Drive will be open.
  • All NB traffic will be diverted at Harney Road to Scarsdale Avenue and East Parkway, reentering the NB BRP at Crane Road.
  • The NB BRP will be open to traffic at Crane Road and all points north.

Southbound Closure

  • There will be no access to the SB BRP, in White Plains, south of the County Center.
  • All Traffic will be detoured onto Central Avenue, south to the Sprain Brook Parkway.
  • Entrances to the Southbound BRP at Main Street & Fenimore Road will be closed.
  • The SB Bronx River Parkway will be open at Ardsley Road and all points south.

 

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes. Numerous variable message signs are being used to alert motorists of the upcoming closures.

 The project began last summer and will take three years to complete.

For additional information, contact Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation at (914) 995-2555. Full details on this project are available at www.westchestergov.com/craneroadbridge.