Construction on the Crane Road Bridge Replacement project will resume Saturday night, causing snags for commuters on the Bronx River Parkway for the next two years.
Westchester County officials hope to have the project done by spring 2015; but until then, one lane will be closed in either direction.
Construction began last summer to repair the two deteriorating interconnected bridges -- built in 1924 -- that make up the span over the Bronx River and the MTA's Metro-North Railroad.
Officials warn that the closures will cause rush hour delays and advise motorists to plan alternate routes.
To help smooth the disruptions while the Crane Road Bridge Replacement project is under way, signs displayed on the roadway will relay approximate travel times during peak periods as well as directions to other pathways.
Beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, Exit 12 on the northbound side at Crane Road will be closed until the project is complete. Motorists can still use the southbound exit as well as that entrance to the northbound lanes.
MORE SUNDAY DISRUPTIONS
Sundays on the parkway will prove an even more difficult drive when Bicycle Sundays -- one of Westchester's longest-running recreational programs -- starts up again.
On select Sundays starting May 5, parts of the Bronx River Parkway will be shuttered for bikers, joggers, scooters, strollers and walkers between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Traffic will be down to one lane in each direction in the vicinity of the Crane Road Bridge in Greenburgh and Scarsdale.
The path -- covering 13.1 miles round-trip -- starts from the Westchester County Center in White Plains and heads south to Scarsdale Road in Yonkers with multiple entry points along the route.
Bicycle Sundays will run on May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29.
For more information on the bridge project or to subscribe to updates, visit the Crane Road Bridge Project Web page.