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Press Release
May 1, 2018
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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 12:01 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 6 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-Narrows Bridge bike tour closures, call 718-556-8010.

Press Release
April 25, 2018
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Lift Tests at RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Scheduled for Early Morning 4/27

Intermittent, full closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span are scheduled on Friday, April 27, 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
April 10, 2018
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Rockaway-bound Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Overnight: April 12-13

The Rockaway-bound (south) side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic from 11:59pm Thursday, April 12 to 5 am on Friday, April 13. The closure is needed in order to perform necessary electrical and mechanical maintenance work on the bridge.

During the closure, all south-bound traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge during the bridge closure hours. The exception is Q35 bus, which will maintain normal route under facility escort. Signs will be in place advising motorists of the closure and detour coming off the bridge.

Press Release
March 30, 2018
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Rockaway-bound Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Overnight: April 3

The Rockaway-bound (south) side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic from 12:01 am to 5 am on Tuesday, April 3. The closure is needed in order to perform necessary electrical and mechanical maintenance work on the bridge.

During the closure, all south-bound traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge during the bridge closure hours. The exception is Q35 bus, which will maintain normal route under facility escort. Signs will be in place advising motorists of the closure and detour coming off the bridge.

Press Release
March 13, 2018
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Rockaway-bound Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Overnight: March 15 – 16

The Rockaway-bound (south) side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic during overnight hours from 11pm on Thursday, March 15 through 5am Friday morning, March 16. The closure is needed in order to perform necessary electrical and mechanical maintenance work on the bridge.

Press Release
February 15, 2018
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Henry Hudson Bridge Manhattan-bound Lane Closure Starting February 20, 2018

As part of the ongoing work to rehabilitate the upper and lower level roadways of the bridge, one lane of the Manhattan-bound Henry Hudson Bridge is scheduled to close starting Tuesday night, February 20, and be in place for the morning rush hours on Wednesday, February 21. This work is being done on an accelerated schedule and the closure is anticipated to last 19 months. For the duration of this time, two Manhattan-bound lanes will remain open during peak travel hours.

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:

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