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Press Release
February 7, 2018
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Lift Tests at RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Scheduled for Early Morning 2/9

Intermittent, full closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span are scheduled on Friday, February 9, 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 26, 2018
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MTA Announces New Data Showing Cashless Tolling Successes in First Year

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today released data collected over a full year at toll plazas that had transitioned from traditional toll booths to Open Road Cashless Tolling. The statistics reveal significant and sustained improvements for motorists and the environment through decreased travel times, reduced congestion, lower carbon emissions, improved safety, and savings to the agency through reduced overall costs.

Press Release
January 8, 2018
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Henry Hudson Bridge Bronx-bound Overnight Intermittent Closures, Tues 1/9 & Wed 1/10

Intermittent closures of the Bronx-bound Henry Hudson Bridge are scheduled on Tuesday, January 9, and Wednesday, January 10 from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for scheduled maintenance testing. Each Bronx-bound closure will last approximately 15 minutes and traffic will be halted from the Dyckman Street entrance on the Henry Hudson Parkway during these periods.

Motorists should allow for additional travel time or choose an alternate route.

Press Release
December 29, 2017
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Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Overnight on Weekdays Jan 2-13

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions during overnight hours on weekdays from Tuesday, January 2, through Saturday morning, January 13. There will be no closures on weekends. During this time, all traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., including the Q35 bus. The closures are necessary for upgrade work on the lift mechanism. Schedule is as follows:

Press Release
December 7, 2017
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Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Overnight on Weekdays Dec. 11 – Dec. 22

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions during overnight hours on weekdays from Monday, December 11, through Friday morning, December 22. There will be no closures on weekends. During this time, all traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., including the Q35 bus. The closures are necessary for upgrade work on the lift mechanism. Schedule is as follows:

Press Release
December 6, 2017
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Lift Tests at RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Scheduled for Early Morning 12/8

Intermittent, full closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span are scheduled on Friday, December 8, 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
November 22, 2017
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Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Overnight on Weekdays Nov. 27 – Dec. 9

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions during overnight hours on weekdays from Monday, November 27, through Saturday morning, December 9. There will be no closures on weekends. During this time, all traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., including the Q35 bus. The closures are necessary for upgrade work on the lift mechanism. Schedule is as follows:

Press Release
October 24, 2017
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Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Overnight on Weekdays Oct. 25 – Nov. 11

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions during overnight hours on weekdays from Wednesday, October 25, through Saturday morning, November 11. There will be no closures on weekends. During this time, all traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., including the Q35 bus. The closures are necessary for upgrade work on the lift mechanism. Schedule is as follows:

• Wednesday, October 25 10 p.m. through 5 a.m. Saturday, October 28

Press Release
October 23, 2017
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E-ZPass Usage on MTA Crossings at All Time High

MTA Bridges and Tunnels today announced that E-ZPass usage at its seven bridges and two tunnels is at an all-time high, with 91% of motorists currently paying their tolls with E-ZPass. With the implementation of Cashless Tolling, E-ZPass is the most convenient and cost effective way to pay tolls and the agency is making it easier than ever to manage and maintain an E-ZPass account.

Press Release
October 17, 2017
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Henry Hudson Bridge Upper and Lower Level Roadway Rehabilitation

Starting October 20th, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will commence work to rehabilitate the upper and lower level roadways of the Henry Hudson Bridge. A signature part of this project will be the removal of columns and toll islands from the old toll plaza on the lower level roadway, which will improve traffic flow and allow for a smoother ride across the bridge.

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