ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Operations to shift eastbound traffic onto the second span of the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge are scheduled to begin later this week.

The New York State Thruway Authority announced Wednesday that state police will temporarily stop southbound traffic on Interstate 87 so workers can stripe the lanes at both ends of the 3.1-mile span starting around 8 p.m. Friday, weather permitting.

Thruway officials say there will be no lane closures for westbound traffic.

The agency's announcement comes a day after Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the Westchester-bound side of the span that bears his late father's name will open Saturday.

Thruway officials say all four southbound lanes are scheduled to be fully opened by 7 a.m. Saturday.

Traffic was shifted onto the first span of the new bridge last year.