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Press Release
April 22, 2016
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‘Necklace’ of Environmentally Friendly Lights Coming Soon to Bronx-Whitestone Bridge

As we recognize Earth Day, MTA Bridges and Tunnels is wrapping up installation of new environmentally friendly LED lights at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, the last of the agency’s four suspended spans to upgrade its “necklace” light fixtures that are part of the bridges’ architectural features. Final programing for the controls of the recently installed LED lights is underway, but the view will be worth it when the lights go on permanently (see photo of recent test run).

Press Release
April 18, 2016
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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, April 22, 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
April 11, 2016
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Marine Parkway Bridge to Conduct Overnight Maintenance Test Lifts

 

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will be conducting multiple intermittent test lifts at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Thursday, April 14th, and again on Friday, April 15th, for necessary maintenance work.

 

Each lift will last approximately 15 minutes. Motorists will experience delays and may wish to use the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternate route.

 

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Press Release
March 30, 2016
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Queens-Bound Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Overnight April 4 –7, 2016

The Queens-Bound (southbound) side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic during overnight hours on weeknights, from Monday through Friday, April 4 – 7, for replacement of machinery equipment in the bridge towers.

All southbound traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., with the exception of the Q35 Bus.  Rockaway-bound traffic from Brooklyn will be detoured along the Belt Parkway and local routes to the Cross Bay Bridge.

Press Release
March 21, 2016
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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, March 25, 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
March 17, 2016
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Lane Closures at RFK Bridge Queens Span Scheduled for Late Friday, Saturday

Beginning 11 p.m. Friday, March 18, to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 19, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will be conducting shifting lane and ramp closures in the Manhattan/Bronx-bound direction at Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Queens span in the area approaching the Bronx toll plaza.

The closures are necessary for roadway repairs in the Manhattan/Bronx direction. The work includes removing and replacing sections of roadway, as well as surface repaving.

Motorists should expect delays and may wish to consider an alternate route.

Press Release
March 10, 2016
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Beach Channel Drive Eastbound Lane, Breezy Point Exit Ramp of Marine Parkway Bridge to Close Through April for Ramp Improvement Project

Starting on Monday, March 14, 2016, MTA Bridges and Tunnels will close one eastbound lane on Beach Channel Drive from the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and the Breezy Point exit ramp to accommodate work on the roadway and shoulder of the ramp. This lane heading east from the Marine Parkway Bridge to the area before the Jacob Riis Pedestrian Bridge will be closed around-the-clock through the end of April.

Press Release
March 9, 2016
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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, March 11, 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
March 7, 2016
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Marine Parkway Bridge to Conduct Overnight Maintenance Test Lifts

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will be conducting intermittent full test lifts at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. on Wednesday, March 9, for necessary maintenance work.

Each closure will last approximately 20 minutes. Motorists will experience delays and may wish to use an alternate route.

Press Release
March 3, 2016
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Shifting Lane, Ramp Closures This Weekend at RFK Bridge Bronx Toll Plaza

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will have shifting lane and ramp closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge for both directions in the area after the Bronx toll plaza and approach ramps from 10 p.m. Friday, March 4, to 11 p.m. Sunday, March 6.

The closures are required for full-depth roadway repairs in both directions. The work includes removing and replacing sections of roadway, as well as surface repaving.

Motorists should expect delays and may wish to consider an alternate route.

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