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Bronx River Parkway lanes to close from Yonkers to White Plains

Major portions of the Bronx River Parkway in both directions will be closed from the Sprain Brook Parkway in Yonkers to the Westchester County Center (Exit 22) in White Plains from 10 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday.

These closures are necessary to begin the drilling of piles for the new west bridge abutment of the new bridge as part of the Crane Road Bridge Replacement Project on the Bronx River Parkway, according to a Westchester County news release.

The Northbound parkway closures are:

• 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.

• 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 the 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.

Delays are expected and motorists are advised to seek alternate routes. Numerous variable message signs are being used to alert motorists.

The project began last summer and will take three years to complete.

For more information, call the Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation at 995-2555. Details on the project are available at the county website.

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