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Press Release
May 3, 2012
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Cross Bay Bridge One Lane To The Rockaways Closed Through Fall From 7 AM to 6:30 PM Beginning Mon., May 14th

One of three lanes at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge heading into the Rockaways will be closed to traffic weekdays beginning Monday, May 14th between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for concrete repairs beneath the bridge.

The daily lane closure, which will last through the fall, is necessary to accommodate equipment being used for the project to repair the concrete piers below the bridge.

Press Release
May 2, 2012
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Queens Midtown Tunnel's 37th Street Entrance Reopened To Cars Weekdays Between 11 AM and 11 PM To Help Ease Traffic

In an effort to help ease traffic congestion along Second Avenue, MTA Bridges and Tunnels is reopening the 37th Street entrance to the Queens Midtown Tunnel to cars weekdays between 11 a.m. and 11 p.m.

"Second Avenue is one of the city's most heavily-traveled thoroughfares and traffic frequently backs up for blocks with cars trying to access the Queens-bound tunnel," said QMT General Manager Renee Shepherd. "We believe this change will ultimately save motorists time while alleviating congestion along the avenue."

Press Release
May 1, 2012
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Special Traffic Advisory: Verrazano-Narrows Lower Level To Staten Island Closed Sun., May 6th From 12:01 AM to 6 PM For Five Boro Bike Tour

On Sunday, May 6th the Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to traffic between 12:01 a.m. and 6 p.m. for the annual TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. The Brooklyn-bound lower level of the bridge will also close at 12:01 a.m., and two of three lanes will reopen at approximately 8 a.m.

The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event. Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.

Press Release
April 26, 2012
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One Tube At Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Closed This Weekend

One tube at the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be closed this weekend as part of the $43.5 million project to replace the tunnel's original 1950s-era electrical switches and feeder cables.

The scheduled weekend-long tube closure will take place April 27-30th from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.

The remaining tube will have one lane heading into Manhattan and one lane into Brooklyn. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use an alternate route. 

Press Release
April 26, 2012
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Verrazano-Narrows Lower Level To Staten Island Closed Sun., May 6th  From 12:01 AM to 6 PM For Five Boro Bike Tour

On Sunday, May 6th the Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to traffic between 12:01 a.m. and 6 p.m. for the annual TD Bank Five Boro Bike Tour. The Brooklyn-bound lower level of the bridge will also close at 12:01 a.m., and two of three lanes will reopen at approximately 8 a.m.

The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event. Motorists should expect delays and seek alternate routes if possible.

Press Release
April 26, 2012
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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens Approach Roadway Two Lanes Closed Each Direction April 30th-May 4th 10 PM To 5 AM And Two Lanes Closed To Queens Only May 7th-May 9th

The Queens approach roadway to the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will have two lanes closed in each direction nightly beginning Monday, April 30th through Fri., May 4th between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. to install concrete barriers.

Only one lane will be open in each direction near the Queens side of the bridge. Motorists should expect delays and use the Throgs Neck Bridge as an alternate.

Press Release
April 23, 2012
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Throgs Neck Bridge LED Necklace Light Project Finished

MTA Bridges and Tunnels electrical and lighting crews finished replacing 142 old mercury vapor lights with new high-efficiency LED lights at the Throgs Neck Bridge just in time for Earth Day 2012.

Press Release
April 23, 2012
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National Work Zone Awareness Week April 23rd-27th Urges Drivers To Obey Laws And Don't Barrel Through Work Zones

With the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week today (Monday, April 23), MTA Bridges and Tunnels is urging drivers to pay attention to work zone laws and drive with care when traveling through these areas.
Drivers using MTA crossings will likely notice the bright orange posters at its toll plazas and electronic messages urging them: "Don't Barrel Through Work Zones" and "Drive Smart to Arrive Alive."

Press Release
April 20, 2012
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Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Beach Channel Drive Eastbound Ramp Closed 7 AM-3:30 PM Mon., April 23 Through Fri., May 4th

The Beach Channel Drive eastbound ramp at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic daily between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from Mon., April 23rd through Fri., May 4th.

A detour will be in place directing motorists to Rockaway Freeway, and onto Beach 94th Street, which leads into Beach Channel Drive.

The work is part of the $13.2 million, 26-month project to rehabilitate concrete piers below the bridge. Work is expected to be completed in 2013.

Press Release
April 18, 2012
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Motorists Love The Convenience Of Buying E-ZPass On-the-Go Tags

With the final addition of the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial and Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridges, motorists can now pick up E-ZPass On-the-Go tags in the cash lanes at all nine MTA crossings. The ease and convenience of buying an On-the-Go tag this way has been so popular with customers that more than 28,000 have been sold since it was introduced last June.

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