Closure Planned for the East Lincoln Avenue Bridge over the Hutchinson River Parkway in Mount Vernon and Pelham

Beginning around Thursday, February 18 for approximately eleven months

The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is advising motorists that the East Lincoln Avenue Bridge over the Hutchinson River and the Hutchinson River Parkway at Exit 12 (East Lincoln Ave/Mount Vernon/Pelham) in the City of Mount Vernon and the Village of Pelham is expected to close in both directions.

A new traffic pattern will begin on or around February 18, 2021 for approximately eleven months, weather permitting. Traffic will be rerouted to a temporary bridge just south of the existing bridge, where one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained. Traffic lights will enable one direction of traffic to cross the temporary bridge at a time. Motorists should plan accordingly. The bridge closure is necessary to facilitate the replacement of the East Lincoln Avenue Bridge as part of an ongoing bridge replacement and rehabilitation project in Lower Westchester. The culvert that carries northbound traffic off of the Hutchinson River Parkway and over the Hutchinson River will also be replaced along with traffic signals on the East Lincoln Avenue Bridge.

Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone. Convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver license.

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