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Press Release
May 11, 2015
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Staten Island Company Awarded $1.9 Million Small Business Mentoring Contract For Queens Midtown Tunnel Sandy Work

MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced today that a Staten Island construction firm has been awarded a $1.9 million contract under MTA’s Small Business Mentoring Program to remove damaged ceiling panels at the Queens Midtown Tunnel.

Press Release
May 8, 2015
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Bronx-Whitestone Queens Approach Reconstruction Project Completed With Reopening of Third Avenue Exit

MTA Bridges and Tunnels said Friday that the Third Avenue exit, which had been closed to allow for construction since January 2013, is now open with only minor work remaining at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach. The $109 million Capital project to reconstruct and rehabilitate the approach roadway and its supporting structure reached substantial completion on schedule this past January.  

Press Release
April 30, 2015
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MTA E-ZPass Reaches Major Milestone With Half-Million E-ZPass On-the-Go Tags Sold

Sales of MTA Bridges and Tunnels' popular On-the-Go tags in cash lanes reached a major milestone with the purchase of the 500,000th tag since the program began in 2011, as new signs at toll plazas showing the substantial discounts available for E-ZPass customers have spurred sales of the popular tags. “This shows that efforts to get people to switch to E-ZPass and maximize their toll dollars are working,” said MTA Bridges President James Ferrara.

Press Release
April 28, 2015
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Staten Island-bound Lower Level Closure for Annual Five Boro Bike Tour

The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed from 2 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 3 for the annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour. The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event. Motorists should expect delays and allow extra travel time. To hear information about all the Verrazano-Narrow Bridge bike tour closures, call 212 360-3000.

Other closings at the Verrazano-Narrows will include:

Press Release
April 24, 2015
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First of Three Construction Projects That Will Lead To Removal Of Henry Hudson Bridge Toll Plazas Set To Begin

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will begin work on the first of three Capital Improvement construction projects at the Henry Hudson Bridge that will result in the removal of the 1930s-era toll plazas beginning in 2017.

The projects, to be done consecutively, include the installation of Open Road Tolling (ORT) gantry-based equipment on both the upper and lower levels of the bridge; in-depth integrated equipment testing of the ORT system; and the removal of the concrete islands and toll booths from both the upper and lower levels of the bridge.

Press Release
April 21, 2015
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Marine Parkway Bridge Work To Reconstruct Rockaway Point Overpass Set To Begin

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is set to begin a Capital Construction project to reconstruct the nearly 50-year-old Rockaway Point Boulevard Overpass at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge using an accelerated construction timeline that will see work completed by the end of this year.

Press Release
April 3, 2015
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RFK Harlem River Lift Span Full 20 Minute Closure

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River lift span will be closed in both directions Mon., April 6 at approximately 2 p.m. to allow for marine traffic. The time is contingent on when the vessel arrives at the bridge.

Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during this time to avoid delays. The closure will last about 15-20 minutes. The waterway is regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard and under federal maritime law bridge lifts are mandatory when requested.

Press Release
March 25, 2015
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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s 14th Avenue Exit Temporarily Closed Fri., March 27-Sat. March 28

The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s 14th Avenue exit will be closed from 11 p.m. Fri., March 27 until 6 a.m. Sat., March 28 for necessary work.

Contractor E.E. Cruz/Tully will be removing a temporary concrete barrier and completing repaving work. Motorists will be detoured to the next exit at 20th Avenue.

Press Release
March 24, 2015
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RFK Harlem River Lift Span Full 20 Minute Closure

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River lift span will be closed in both directions Tuesday, March 24, at approximately 8:30 p.m. to allow for marine traffic. The time is contingent on when the vessel arrives at the bridge. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during this time to avoid delays.

The closure will last about 15-20 minutes. The waterway is regulated by the U.S. Coast Guard and under federal maritime law bridge lifts are mandatory when requested.

Press Release
March 23, 2015
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Governor Cuomo Announces MTA to Award Superstorm Sandy Repair and Capital Improvement Projects at Queens Midtown Tunnel

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority intends to award a four-year, $236.5 million contract to rebuild the Queens Midtown Tunnel, which was heavily damaged during Superstorm Sandy and since has been operating with temporary repairs. The contract – which would be with Judlau Contracting Inc. – was approved by the MTA Bridges and Tunnels Committee today and is expected to be approved by the full MTA Board on Wednesday.

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