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Press Release
May 23, 2016
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Upper Level Nighttime Closures, 5/23-5/27

There will be full closures of the Upper Level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge starting Monday night through Friday morning, to accommodate the placement of large steel beams.  The closure details are:

·         Mon., 5/23: Upper Level westbound (Staten Island bound) closed 9:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

·         Tues., 5/24: Upper Level westbound (Staten Island bound) closed 9:00 p.m. through 6:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.

Press Release
May 20, 2016
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Lift Tests at RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Scheduled for Early Tuesday

Intermittent, full closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span are scheduled on Tuesday, May 24, 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.

Press Release
May 16, 2016
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Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Closed To All Traffic Thursday morning, May 19th, 12:01 AM to 5 AM

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be fully closed to all traffic during the early morning hours on Thursday, May 19, for maintenance work on the bridge’s lift span.

The closure will take place from 12:01 a.m. through 5:00 a.m. All traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge during this time. The exception is the Q35 bus, which will have special arrangements for crossing.

Press Release
May 12, 2016
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Weekend Closure of North Tube of Queens Midtown Tunnel for Ongoing Superstorm Sandy Repairs: May 13-16

The Manhattan-bound (north) tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed this weekend, Friday, May 13 from 11 p.m. through Monday, May 16 at 5:30 a.m., to accommodate ongoing Superstorm Sandy restoration work.  One lane will remain open in each direction in the other tube during this period.

Motorists should allow extra time and may wish to use an alternate route if possible.

Press Release
April 29, 2016
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Donald Spero Appointed President of MTA Bridges and Tunnels

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) Chairman and CEO Thomas F. Prendergast has named Donald Spero President of MTA Bridges and Tunnels, where he had been serving as Acting President since August 2015. The appointment is effective immediately.

Press Release
April 29, 2016
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Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Queens Span Pedestrian Walkway to Close Nightly During May for Maintenance

Beginning Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 9:00 p.m., and nightly through the month of May until 5:00 a.m. each morning, the pedestrian walkway of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Queens span will be closed.

The nightly closures are necessary for painting and maintenance along the walkway, where rust and corrosion of the steel have accumulated. The work includes blasting under containment to clean the surface areas, followed by primer and painting.

Press Release
April 29, 2016
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Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Queens Span Pedestrian Walkway to Close Nightly During May for Maintenance

 

Beginning Sunday, May 1, 2016, at 9:00 p.m., and nightly through the month of May until 5:00 a.m. each morning, the pedestrian walkway of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Queens span will be closed.

The nightly closures are necessary for painting and maintenance along the walkway. The work includes blasting under containment to clean the surface areas, followed by primer and painting.

Press Release
April 27, 2016
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Queens Midtown Tunnel Manhattan Plaza Work Requires Closure of “Uptown” Lanes for Two Months

Starting on Friday, April 29, 2016, and for approximately two months, the two “Uptown” exit lanes at the Manhattan plaza of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed for the first of several stages of plaza roadway rehabilitation.

Customers seeking an Uptown Manhattan route should use the two open Crosstown lanes.  The two Downtown exit lanes will also remain open during this period. 

Press Release
April 25, 2016
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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 1 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 718 556-8010.

Other closings at the Verrazano-Narrows will include:

Press Release
April 22, 2016
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Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Closed To All Traffic Thursday morning, April 28th, 1 AM to 2 AM

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be fully closed to traffic during the early morning hours on Thursday, April 28 for maintenance work on the bridge lift span.

The closure will take place on Thursday, April 28th from 1:00 a.m. through 2:00 a.m. for necessary maintenance.  All traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge during this time.

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