NYSTA Rockland Shared Use Path
This New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) project included the construction of a new Shared Use Path (SUP) connecting the New NY Bridge (Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge) and the existing Esposito Trail, between Route 9W North and the Exit 10 ramp along the NYS Thruway (I-287) in the Village of South Nyack, NY.
The 3.6 mile long SUP is part of the $3.9 billion project to build the new Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, a cable stayed bridge which replaced the Tappan Zee Bridge in 2017. Approximately 50 million vehicles cross the bridge annually.
The Shared Use Path is a 12 foot wide asphalt path with a blue overlay coating that is shared between pedestrians and bicyclists. Along the path there are six (6) scenic overlook locations and at the terminus of the path on the Rockland County side of the bridge, there is a new parking lot and comfort station.
The project included an underpass below the South Broadway Bridge; a side path behind the South Nyack Village Hall to connect the SUP with the Esposito Trail; retaining walls and noise abatement walls including secant piles walls; reconfiguration of entrance & exit ramps; intersection improvements including traffic signals and street lighting; landscaping and aesthetic features; new vehicular and pedestrian signage including a new overhead sign structure; storm drainage and utility work.
Hayduk Engineering provided full time construction inspection services on this project for the duration of construction as a subconsultant to NV5. The Shared Use Path was opened to the public on June 15, 2020.