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Press Release
April 11, 2012
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Rockaway Resident Toll Rebate Program Reinstated Effective Immediately Thanks To State Funding

The MTA announced today (Wednesday) that all tolls for eligible residents using the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge will once again be fully rebated by the MTA thanks to $4 million in funding provided in the State budget.

Press Release
April 9, 2012
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Special Traffic Advisory One Tube At Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Closed Next Three Weekends In April

One tube at the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be closed for the next three weekends beginning April 13th 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 from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday April 13-16th, April 20-23rd; April 27-30th.

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 9, 2012
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Special Traffic Advisory Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem Lift Span Closed To All Traffic Between 1 AM And 3 AM Fri., April 13th For Necessary Maintenance Work

Motorists are advised that Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River Lift Span will be closed to all traffic in both directions between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Friday, April 13th for necessary maintenance work that will take place above the roadway.

Drivers should use the Willis Avenue Bridge as an alternate during this closure.

Press Release
April 5, 2012
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Bronx-Whitestone Bronx Approach Project Entering Final Phase With Overnight Concrete Pours Beginning Wed., April 11th
Bronx-Whitestone  Bronx Approach Project Entering Final Phase

BW Approach Roadway: Crew works on the final stage of roadway construction in the four-year project to rebuild six approach lanes on the Bronx side of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge

Press Release
April 2, 2012
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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY Two Lanes Closed On The Queens To Manhattan Ramp At RFK Bridge Beginning 10 A.M. Thurs., April 5th Through 5 A.M. Fri. April 6th

Two of three lanes on the Queens to Manhattan ramp of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning 10 a.m. Thurs., April 5th through 5 a.m. on Fri., April 6th while roadway repairs are completed. One lane will remain open.

Motorists are advised that they may experience delays. All work is dependent on good weather.

Press Release
March 30, 2012
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MTA Statement On Throgs Neck Contractor Accident

Around 8 a.m. this morning, a subcontractor working mid-span at the Throgs Neck Bridge on a work platform below the roadway slipped and fell to the water below. The circumstances around this incident are under investigation by MTA Bridges and Tunnels' Health and Safety division, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), NYPD and the Office of Emergency Management.

Press Release
March 30, 2012
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TONIGHT'S WORK RESCHEDULED >New Date and Time: Two Lanes Closed In Each Direction At Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Mon., April 2nd To Tues., April 3rd Between 10 PM and 5 AM

Two lanes at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge heading into the Bronx and two lanes into Queens will be closed to traffic Mon., April 2nd into Tue., April 3rd between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. for necessary maintenance work.

One lane will remain open in each direction while the work is completed. Motorists should expect delays and use the Throgs Neck Bridge as an alternate.

This work is being rescheduled from its original dates of Fri., March 30th into Sat., March 31st due to expected rain.

Press Release
March 28, 2012
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WORK CANCELED Weekend-Long Tube Closure At Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Set For March 30th

This weekend's planned closure of one tube at the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel from Friday night through Monday morning has been canceled. The work will go on as planned on three consecutive weekends in April.  The work is part of the $43.5 million Capital improvement project to replace the tunnel's original 1950s-era electrical switches and feeder cables.

The scheduled closure of one complete tube (2 lanes) follows:

Press Release
March 28, 2012
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Two Lanes Closed In Each Direction At Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Fri. March 30th to Sat., March 31st Between 11 PM and 7 AM

Two lanes at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge heading into the Bronx and two lanes into Queens will be closed to traffic Fri., March 30 into Sat., March 31st between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. for necessary maintenance work.

One lane will remain open in each direction while the work is completed. Motorists should expect delays and use the Throgs Neck Bridge as an alternate.

Press Release
March 27, 2012
IMMEDIATE
More Than 7,000 E-ZPass On The Go Tags Sold This Month Under Program To Sell In Cash Lanes

The ease and convenience of buying an E-ZPass On The Go tag in cash lanes at MTA crossings is proving so popular with customers that the program is being accelerated and will be expanded to include all Bridges and Tunnels facilities by mid-April.

Since the sale of On The Go tags in cash lanes began last June, more than 16,000 have been sold, with nearly half, (7,425) sold in the first three weeks of March alone. This is almost as many as the 7,912 On The Go tags sold at the Henry Hudson Bridge in 2011.

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