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Press Release
July 26, 2010
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Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River Lift Span Raised to Welcome New Willis Avenue Bridge

The Harlem River Lift Span at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge was raised Monday morning to welcome the new Willis Avenue Bridge as it traveled to its final docking place.

It took approximately 40 minutes for the prefabricated 2,400–ton bridge to get through the East River channel beneath the Harlem Lift Span. The 65–foot–high, 350–foot long and 77–foot wide bridge had to move slowly beneath the lifted bridge because of its size. The Willis Avenue Bridge is operated by New York City Department of Transportation.

Press Release
July 15, 2010
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Nautica NYC Triathlon This Sunday, July 18th Northbound lanes Henry Hudson Bridge Closed

On Sunday, July 18th from 4 AM until approximately Noon all northbound (Bronx–bound) lanes of the Henry Hudson Bridge will be closed by NYPD to allow for the biking portion of the Nautica NYC Triathlon. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use alternative routes during this period.

The bicycle portion of the event travels up the Henry Hudson Parkway from 79th Street, crosses the bridge, exits Moshulu Parkway, makes a U–turn at West Gun Hill Road and returns southbound along the same route.

Press Release
July 12, 2010
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Change to Rockaway Resident Toll Rebate Program Begins Fri., July 23

Beginning Friday, July 23, the Rockaway toll rebate program will be modified and residents within the six valid zip codes in the Rockaway/Broad Channel districts will pay a $1.13 toll for each of the first two trips across the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge. All subsequent trips taken in the same day on the same E-ZPass tag will continue to be rebated on the account under the Cross Bay Resident Rebate program.

Press Release
June 25, 2010
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Throgs Neck Bridge Cross Island Parkway Queensbound Ramp and Two Queensbound Lanes Closed Tonight 11 PM to 7 AM Saturday

Motorists are advised to expect delays at the Throgs Neck Bridge beginning Fri., June 25th at 11 PM through Sat., June 26th at 7 AM for construction. The good news is this ongoing section of roadway and ramp reconstruction will be completed and open for use Saturday morning.

Press Release
June 22, 2010
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CIP Southbound to Queens Ramp & Full Bridge Closure at Throgs Neck Bridge Overnight Thurs., June 24th Into Fri., June 25th

Motorists are advised to expect delays at the Throgs Neck Bridge beginning Thurs. June 24th at 9 PM through Fri., June 25th at 5 AM for the installation of an overhead gantry sign.

The work will include the full closure of the bridge in both directions between 1:30 AM and 3:30 AM on Fri., June 25th. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route during these hours.

Press Release
June 22, 2010
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Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Bridge Lifts Fri., 6/25: 12:01 AM – 5 AM

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River Lift Span will be closed to vehicular traffic for intermittent periods between 12:01 AM to 5 AM on Friday, June 25th to accommodate maintenance work on the lift span.

These closures will affect all traffic going into and out of Manhattan over the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.Motorists should use an alternate route or expect delays during these periods. These closures are weather–dependent.

Press Release
June 22, 2010
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Just in Time for Summer: MTA Bridges and Tunnels Completes Three Major Construction Projects

Summer driving will become a little easier beginning this weekend thanks to completion of three MTA Bridges and Tunnels construction projects, including new roadway decking on the Queens bound Cross Island Parkway ramp at the Throgs Neck Bridge, replacement of the original 1936 lower level roadway at the Henry Hudson Bridge and the removal of eight unused toll booths at the Brooklyn–bound Verrazano–Narrows Bridge toll plaza.

Press Release
June 18, 2010
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Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Brooklyn Bound (West) Tube Closed Tues., June 22nd From 10 AM to 2 PM And Manhattan-bound (East) Tube Closed Wed., June 23rd 10 AM to 2 PM

The west tube of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel heading into Brooklyn will be closed to traffic Tues., June 22nd from 10 AM until 2 PM for necessary maintenance work. Two-way traffic will be in effect in the east tube during these hours.

In addition, the east tube heading into Manhattan will be closed for similar work on Wed., June 23rd from 10 AM until 2 PM. Two-way traffic will be in effect in the west tube during these hours.

Motorists are advised that delays are possible, and they may want to seek an alternate route.

Press Release
June 16, 2010
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Manhattan-bound East Tube Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Closed Sat., 6/19 from 5 AM till Noon

The east tube of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel heading into Manhattan will be closed to traffic on Saturday, June 19th from 5 AM until Noon for necessary maintenance repairs.

Two-way traffic will be in effect in the Brooklyn-bound (west) tube during these hours. Motorists are advised that delays are possible, and they may want to seek an alternate route.

Press Release
June 14, 2010
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Bronx-Whitestone Permanent Lane Closure Begins Sat., June 19th Movable Barrier Will Provide 3 Lanes During Peak Driving Times

The four-year, nearly $200 million project to replace the Bronx approach roadway and its supporting structural foundations at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge is set to move into the next phase on Sat., June 19th. This stage will include an approximately year-long closure of one of the six bridge lanes, but by using a movable barrier three lanes will be maintained during rush hour in peak driving directions.

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