State Pledges Steps to Control Noise, Pollution Near New Tappan Zee Bridge

The state hopes to start construction by the end of the year on the $5 billion Hudson River crossing between Rockland and Westchester counties

Friday, May 25, 2012  |  Updated 8:49 AM EDT
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NY Weighs Noise, Pollution Impact for Bridge Project

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Officials say steps will be taken to control noise and pollution affecting communities around the new Tappan Zee Bridge.      

Project officials spoke at a forum Thursday night.      

The state hopes to start construction by the end of the year on the $5 billion Hudson River crossing between Rockland and Westchester counties.      

Robert Conway of the environmental firm AKRF says laying the foundation for the bridge could take two years.      

He says that work -- especially driving steel piles -- can be "incredibly loud and intrusive.''      

The Journal News reports insulated curtains and temporary walls will be among the solutions.

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