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Press Release
March 7, 2012
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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY Two Lanes Closed On The Manhattan To Queens Ramp At RFK Bridge Beginning 9 P.M. Fri., March 9th Through 5 A.M. Mon., March 10th

Two of three lanes on the Manhattan to Queens ramp of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning 9 p.m. Fri., March 9th through 5 a.m. on Mon., March 12th while roadway repairs are completed. One lane will remain open.

Motorists are advised that they may experience delays.

This work was originally scheduled for the weekend of March 2-5th but was postponed.

Press Release
March 6, 2012
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Henry Hudson Bridge Upper Level Project Switches To Next Phase Ahead Of Schedule

The nearly $32 million rehabilitation project to replace the original 1930's-era steel curb stringers on the Bronx-bound upper level of the Henry Hudson Bridge is ahead of schedule and will move the next phase of work on the right hand side of the bridge beginning Tues., March 13th.

Press Release
March 5, 2012
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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY Manhattan To Randall's Island Ramp Leading Onto RI From RFK Bridge Manhattan Plaza Closed To Traffic Beginning Mon., March 12th

The ramp leading onto Randall's Island from the Manhattan plaza of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge will be closed to traffic entering the island and become an exit only ramp beginning Monday, March 12th while repaving work is completed. The work is expected to be completed within four weeks.

Press Release
March 5, 2012
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Sale Of E-ZPass On The Go Tags At Henry Hudson A Hit With Customers

The pilot program to sell E-ZPass On The Go at the Henry Hudson Bridge cash lanes is so successful that MTA Bridges and Tunnels is expanding it to the Throgs Neck and Bronx-Whitestone Bridges starting today (Monday, March 5th).

"Customers love it. It's been more popular than we ever envisioned it would be," said MTA Bridges and Tunnels President Jim Ferrara, "and we're pleased to be able to bring it to other crossings."  

Press Release
March 5, 2012
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Kappock Street Exit From Bronx-bound Upper Level Of Henry Hudson Bridge Closed Two Weeks Beginning Mon., March 12th

The Kappock Street exit from the Bronx-bound upper level of the Henry Hudson Bridge will be closed beginning Mon., March 12th for necessary construction work to install a new safety attenuator at this site.

Motorists should follow posted detour signs or use the 232nd or 235th Street exits.

An attenuator, also called a safety cushion, helps reduce damage to vehicles and motorists by absorbing impact during a motor vehicle crash.

The work is scheduled to be completed within two weeks.

Press Release
February 23, 2012
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New MTA Cash Reload Card Makes E-ZPass Even E-Zier for Customers Who Prefer Cash

MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced the launch of a new MTA Reload Card today in a pilot program that for the first time gives customers the freedom to add cash to their
E-ZPass account at 2,500 retail stores throughout New York region.

The Card is designed to serve existing E-ZPass users who have cash-based accounts and to attract customers who haven't yet utilized E-ZPass because making cash payments to the account was not very convenient.

Press Release
February 22, 2012
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U.S. Army Corps Of Engineering Marsh Restoration Project Will Continue Through March

Multiple daily bridge lifts at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will continue through March as a result of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers marsh islands restoration project in Jamaica Bay.

The lifts, which will take place around-the-clock, require full, periodic closure of the bridge to traffic. It takes approximately15 minutes to raise and lower the bridge.

Motorists are advised to use the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge as an alternate.

Press Release
February 22, 2012
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Special Traffic Advisory: Center Lane On The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Queens To Manhattan Ramp Closed For Two Weeks Beginning Mon., Feb. 27th Through Mon. March 12th

The center lane of the Queens to Manhattan ramp at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge will be closed to traffic for approximately two weeks beginning Mon., Feb. 27th through Mon., March 12th while roadway repairs are done.

Two lanes will remain open to traffic while this work is performed.

Press Release
February 22, 2012
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Special Traffic Advisory Cancellation: Next Two Weekend-Long Tube Closures At Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Canceled After Contractor Completes This Portion Of Work Ahead Of Schedule

The next two scheduled weekend-long closures of one tube (2 lanes) at the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel are canceled after the contractor was able to complete this portion of work involving an electrical feeder in the tunnel's west tube ahead of schedule.

The upcoming closures were scheduled to take place from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 24-27 and March 2-5.
Both tubes will be opened to traffic on these dates.

Press Release
February 17, 2012
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Verrazano-Narrows Toll Plaza Improvement Project Moves To Next Stage Along Narrows Road South

Beginning Tuesday, Feb. 28th a new construction work zone will be set up along Narrows Road South near the last entrance to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which will result a reconfiguration of traffic lanes from three to two lanes and the elimination of up to approximately 20 parking spots.

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