Major Bronx River Parkway Closures Scheduled Friday, Saturday

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The Crane Road Bridge replacement project will cause more closures on the Bronx River Parkway this weekend. Photo Credit: File photo

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Major portions of the Bronx River Parkway in both directions will be closed from Yonkers to White Plains Friday night through Saturday night.

The closures are due to the Crane Road Bridge Replacement project on the BPR. In order to build new bridge piers and drill piles for the new west bridge abutment, the roadway has to be shifted to create a new traffic pattern in the area of Crane Road.

Therefore, The BPR will be closed from the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers to the Westchester County Center, exit 22, in White Plains.

Northbound Parkway closures:

  • All northbound Bronx River Parkway traffic in Yonkers (six lane section of the parkway) will be detoured onto the Sprain Brook Parkway, then to Central Park Avenue (NY 100) to White Plains.
  • Local traffic will have access to the northbound Bronx River Parkway at the following locations (between the Sprain Brook Parkway and Harney Road): Paxton Avenue, Elm Street, Scarsdale Road, Thompson Street and Leewood Drive.
  • Local northbound parkway traffic will be detoured at Harney Road to Scarsdale Avenue and East Parkway and re-entering the northbound parkway at Crane Road.  
  • Northbound parkway will be open to traffic at Crane Road and all points north.

Southbound Parkway closures:

  • All southbound Bronx River Parkway traffic will be detoured at the Westchester County Center (Exit 22) in White Plains onto Central Park Avenue south to the Sprain Brook Parkway.
  • Entrances to southbound Bronx River Parkway at Main Street and Fenimore Road will be closed.
  • Local traffic will have access to the southbound Bronx River Parkway at Ardsley Road and points south.

New traffic pattern on the parkway starting on Saturday night, May 4 at 8 p.m.:

  • Northbound Bronx River Parkway Exit 12 ramp at Crane Road will be closed for the duration of the project. 
  • Southbound Parkway Exit 12 will remain open.
  • Entrance to the northbound Bronx River Parkway at Crane Road will remain open.
  • One lane will remain closed on both the northbound and southbound parkway approaching the vicinity of the Crane Road Bridge for the duration of the project.  Delays are expected during rush hours in both directions.  Variable message signs will display anticipated travel times during the peak periods.

The $39.4 million, four-phase project is estimated to be finished by spring 2015. The new bridge will feature wider lanes and shoulders, including a northbound deceleration lane to Crane Road. Sidewalks will be added and the southbound Metro-North platform will be completely reconstructed. A portion of the Scarsdale Merchant Parking Lot has been partitioned as a staging area for equipment.

For additional information, contact Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation at 995-2555.

Full details on this project are available online.

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