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Press Release
January 19, 2016
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Staten Island-bound Entrance Ramp from Belt Parkway to Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to be Closed Overnight on January 20, 21

The entrance to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from the Belt Parkway will be closed overnight from Wednesday, January 20, into Thursday morning, January 21, and again overnight Thursday into Friday morning, January 22. The closures are required for the installation of new girders as part of an $84.3 million project to reconstruct the ramp and build a new bus/HOV ramp. The work is dependent on weather and may be canceled if it rains.

Press Release
January 4, 2016
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Weeknight Closures of Queens-bound Tube of Queens Midtown Tunnel Begin Tonight for Superstorm Sandy Repairs

Beginning tonight at 10:30 p.m., the Queens-bound (south) tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed during weekday overnight hours for approximately 12 weeks of Sandy restoration work. One lane will remain open in each direction in the north tube during these periods.

The closures will take place between 10:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, the closures will take place from 11 p.m. until 8 a.m. Saturday.

The south tube closures may be suspended for certain major holidays and other events.

Press Release
December 22, 2015
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Queens-bound Tube of Queens Midtown Tunnel to be Closed Weeknights

Starting on Monday night, January 4, 2016, the Queens-bound (south) tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed during weekday overnight hours for approximately 12 weeks of Sandy restoration work. One lane will remain open in each direction in the north tube during these periods.

The closures will take place between 10:30 p.m. to 5:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. On Fridays, the closures will take place from 11 p.m. until 8 a.m. Saturday.

The south tube closures may be suspended for certain major holidays and other events.

Press Release
December 17, 2015
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Upper Level Staten Island-bound Closures: Mon., 12/21, 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM

The Staten Island-bound upper level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to traffic Monday, December 21, 2015 between 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for paving work. The lower level westbound will remain open with three lanes to Staten Island, and there will be no impact to eastbound rush hour traffic.

This off-peak direction closure of the upper level will start at 8:30 a.m. and remain in effect until 3:00 p.m., with the exception that after 10:00 a.m. Belt Parkway traffic will have access to one lane on the westbound upper level.

Press Release
December 14, 2015
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Overnight 15-Minute Intermittent Full Closures on Manhattan-bound Lower Level of Henry Hudson Bridge and Parkway from Kappock St

Overnight 15-Minute Intermittent Full Closures on Manhattan-bound Lower Level of Henry Hudson Bridge and Parkway from Kappock St Closures Scheduled for Thursday Night, Dec. 17 to Friday Morning, Dec. 18; Second Night of Closures Possible from Fri. Night to Sat. Morning, Dec. 19 (if necessary)

Between 11 p.m. on Thursday, December 17, and 5 a.m. on Friday, December 18, intermittent 15-minute full closures are planned for the Henry Hudson Bridge and Henry Hudson Parkway (south from Kappock Street exit) in the Manhattan-bound direction.

Press Release
December 14, 2015
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Governor Cuomo Announces Tougher Toll Violation Enforcement at MTA Bridges and Tunnels

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges and Tunnels is set to strengthen toll evasion enforcement at its seven bridges and two tunnels in New York City. This plan aligns with a proposed New York State regulation to suspend the registrations of vehicles that repeatedly evade payment on toll crossings.

Press Release
December 11, 2015
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Brooklyn-bound Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Overnight Dec. 17-18

The Brooklyn-bound (north) side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic during overnight hours from Thursday night through Friday morning, Dec. 17-18 for removal of the temporary Rockaway Point Boulevard overpass structure.

All north-bound traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m. nightly.

(Note: The exception is Q35 bus, which will maintain normal route under facility escort).

Press Release
December 1, 2015
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RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Will Have Intermittent Closures This Friday

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will be performing test lifts of the Harlem River Lift Span on the RFK Bridge on Friday, December 4, from 12:01 a.m. until 5:00 a.m. This will require full, intermittent closures of the Manhattan Span in both directions for approximately 20 minutes at a time.

Motorists will experience delays and should consider an alternate route.

Press Release
November 25, 2015
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Governor Cuomo Annoucnes Friday Opening of HOV Lane for Gowanus Expressway and Carey Tunnel

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that, for the first time in more than 15 years, the Gowanus Expressway and Hugh L. Carey Tunnel HOV lanes will be open for the morning commute the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, November 27th. Higher traffic volume is expected due to a favorable weather forecast and an improving economy.

Press Release
November 25, 2015
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Reconstructed Rockaway Point Boulevard Overpass at Marine Parkway Bridge Opens to Traffic

MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced today the opening of the newly reconstructed Rockaway Point Boulevard Overpass at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, completed on schedule in advance of Thanksgiving 2015.

Traffic was shifted from the temporary overpass, which had been in service since the spring, when contractors erected it in adjacent to the original overpass. The temporary structure allowed rebuilding to proceed without loss of traffic capacity and with minimal impact to the Breezy Point and Rockaway communities.

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