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Press Release
January 18, 2017
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Lift Tests at RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Scheduled for Early Friday

Intermittent, full closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span are scheduled on Friday, January 20, from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. for maintenance work.

Each closure lasts approximately 20 minutes. Motorists may experience delays and should consider an alternate route.

Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at www.mta.info and check the Bridges and Tunnels homepage or Facebook page for the latest information on this planned work.

Press Release
January 12, 2017
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Lift Tests at RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Scheduled for Early Friday

Intermittent, full closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span are scheduled on Friday, January 13, from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. for maintenance work.

Each closure lasts approximately 20 minutes. Motorists may experience delays and should consider an alternate route. 

Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at www.mta.info and check the Bridges and Tunnels homepage or Facebook page for the latest information on this planned work.

Press Release
January 5, 2017
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Rockaway-bound Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Overnight Jan. 9-14 and 16-18

The Rockaway-bound (south) side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic during overnight hours each night from Monday, Jan. 9 through Saturday morning, Jan. 14, and again from Monday night, Jan. 16 through early Wednesday morning, Jan. 18. The necessary closures are needed in order to conduct a crane operation on the South Tower.

Press Release
January 3, 2017
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Upper Level Lane Closures Jan. 4

One lane will be closed in each direction on the Upper Level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge on Wednesday, January 4, from 9:30am – 230pm, to accommodate the repaving of roadway on the Brooklyn-bound side. Two lanes will remain open in each direction on the Upper Level, with all lanes remaining open on the Lower Level.

All work is extremely weather-dependent. Motorists should expect delays and plan accordingly, or use an alternate route.

Press Release
December 28, 2016
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*Postponed* Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Upper Level Eastbound Closure Dec. 29

 

The repaving work planned for Thursday, December 29 on the Eastbound Upper Level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has been postponed to a date yet to be determined. The scheduled closure of the Eastbound Upper Level from 8:30am – 2:30pm will not take place. The weather forecast calls for conditions that will not accommodate this work.

Press Release
December 22, 2016
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RFK Bridge North Walkway from E.126th St to Randall’s Island Reopens 12/22; RFK Bridge E.125 St Entrance Ramp to Reopen 12/29/16; South Walkway from East 124th St to RI Closed for Construction
Effective 12/22/16, the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Harlem River span north side pedestrian path between Manhattan and Randall’s Island will reopen to the public.  The walkway had been closed during reconstruction of the bridge’s East 125th Street exit ramp, while the South Walkway remained open. Pedestrians can enter or exit the North Walkway from E 126th Street and 2nd Avenue.
Press Release
December 21, 2016
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Governor Cuomo Announces Open Road Tolling to be Completed on all MTA Bridges and Tunnels in 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced high-speed open road, cashless tolling will be completed on all MTA-operated bridges and tunnels in the New York metropolitan region by the end of 2017, with automatic tolling beginning at the Hugh L. Carey and Queens Midtown Tunnels next month. The state will also deploy 150 State Troopers beginning in January at MTA bridges and tunnels to enhance security at key checkpoints, bolster counter-terrorism efforts and hold scofflaws accountable.

Press Release
December 16, 2016
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Rockaway-bound Marine Parkway Bridge Overnight Closures Extended From Dec. 19-22

The Rockaway-bound (south) side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will continue to be closed to traffic during overnight hours each night from Monday, Dec. 19 through Thursday morning, Dec. 22, in order to conduct a crane operation on the North Tower. Inclement weather has forced the extension of this project. The closures will not be in effect on Saturday and Sunday nights.

Press Release
December 9, 2016
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Henry Hudson Bridge Lower Level Lane Closures Start Dec. 9, 2016

The lower level southbound (Manhattan bound) bridge roadway and toll plaza at the Henry Hudson Bridge will be reduced to one lane during night-time off-peak hours beginning Friday, December 9, 2016. The closures will continue Monday through Friday nights starting 12/12/16. These lane reductions will be in affect from 9 PM to 5 AM.  All lanes will be open for morning rush hours. 

Press Release
December 9, 2016
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*REMINDER* Queens Midtown Tunnel Ongoing Superstorm Sandy Repairs: One Tube Closed Every Weekend

One tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will continue to be closed every weekend, starting Friday nights, from 11:00 p.m. through Monday mornings at 5:30 a.m., to accommodate ongoing Superstorm Sandy restoration work.  One lane in each direction will always remain open in the other tube during periods when one tube is closed.

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