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Press Release
December 26, 2012
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Drive Safe, Drive Smart This New Year's

With New Year's around the corner, MTA Bridges and Tunnels is reminding motorists that they should never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Nearly a third of all traffic-related deaths are linked to drivers who get behind the wheel under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Press Release
December 26, 2012
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MTA Bridges And Tunnels Prepared For Winter

With 9,000 tons of deicer on hand and a fleet of 98 snow and ice-fighting vehicles standing by, MTA Bridges and Tunnels is ready for wind, snow and ice from the approaching storm.

Press Release
December 19, 2012
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Intermittent Closures At Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem Lift Span Friday Dec. 28th Between 1 AM and 5 AM

There will be intermittent, full closures lasting approximately 15-minutes at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River lift span on Fri., Dec. 28th between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. for scheduled maintenance.

Motorists may experience delays and should use an alternate route.

Press Release
December 17, 2012
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Intermittent Closures At Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem Lift Span Friday Dec. 21 Between 1 AM and 5 AM

There will be intermittent, 15-minute full bridge closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River lift span on Fri., Dec. 21st between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. for scheduled maintenance.

Motorists may experience delays and should use an alternate route.

Press Release
December 11, 2012
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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge's 3rd Avenue Exit Will Be Closed To All Traffic Beginning Jan. 7th

The 3rd Avenue exit, the last exit in Queens before entering onto the Bronx-bound Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, Jan. 7th as part of a $109 million reconstruction of the bridge's Queens approach.

Separate car and truck detours will be in place while the northbound 3rd Avenue exit ramp is closed. Signs will be in place and traffic agents will be on hand when the detours begin in January. The closure is expected to remain in place for approximately two years.

Press Release
December 6, 2012
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Tube Closure At Hugh L. Carey Tunnel This Weekend

One tube at the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel will be closed for post-Sandy repair work Saturday, Dec. 8th and Sunday, Dec. 9th between 3 a.m. and 1 p.m. One lane will be available in each direction in the remaining tube. Motorists may experience delays and should use an alternate route.

Press Release
December 2, 2012
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$235.7 MILLION VERRAZANO-NARROWS UPPER DECK AND HOV PROJECT AWARDED

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced Sunday that Tutor Perini has been awarded a five-year, $235.7 million contract to replace the original 1960s upper level roadway of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which, once completed, will include the agency's first reversible high occupancy vehicle lane.

Press Release
November 30, 2012
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Toll Collection Resumes Saturday, Dec. 1st at MTA's Rockaways Bridges

Toll collection at MTA's two Rockaway bridges - the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and Cross Bay Veterans Bridge – will resume beginning 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1. The $3.25 cash toll and $1.80 E-ZPass toll for cars on both bridges were suspended on Nov. 4th and tolls paid by residents immediately following the Oct. 29 storm were retroactively credited back to customers' accounts.

Press Release
November 19, 2012
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RFK Harlem River Lift Span Intermittent Full Closure Monday, Nov. 19th at 11 a.m. and Tuesday, Nov. 20th at 10 a.m. for Marine Traffic

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River lift span will be closed to all traffic in both directions Mon., Nov. 19th around 11 a.m., and again on Tues., Nov. 21st at approximately 10 a.m. for marine traffic. The time is contingent on when the vessel arrives at the bridge.

This closure is required under federal maritime law.

Press Release
November 17, 2012
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Routine Construction Suspended At MTA Crossings for Thanksgiving Holiday

To ease travel for its customers this Thanksgiving, routine maintenance and temporary construction work at all MTA Bridges and Tunnels crossings will be suspended beginning Noon on Wed., Nov. 21st until early Monday morning, Nov. 26th.

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