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Press Release
May 24, 2012
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Throgs Neck Bridge Bronx Approach Cleaning and Paint Project Set To Begin

The Bronx approach steel structures at the Throgs Neck Bridge will be repainted as part of a $47 million rehabilitation project that includes removing the last lead paint from the bridge, cleaning and repairing steel and applying new paint.

This project is the last phase of an overall, $100 million paint program at the Throgs Neck Bridge, which began in 2006, and to date has included the cleaning and painting of the suspended spans, towers and the Queens approach structures.

Press Release
May 21, 2012
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Throgs Neck Bridge Work Will Result in Weekend Road Closures Bronx-Bound For Six Weekends Beginning June 1st

One Throgs Neck Bridge approach roadway lane to the Bronx and the Cross Island Parkway ramp to the Bronx will be closed for six weekends beginning Friday, June 1st. in order to replace roadway asphalt.

The work involves removing two-inches of asphalt on the three north-bound roadways at the Queens approach to the bridge, sand blasting the steel deck, and then applying new roadway binder and asphalt.

Roadway closures include the following:

Press Release
May 18, 2012
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Routine Maintenance Work Suspended For Memorial Day Weekend

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine maintenance work beginning 1 p.m. on Friday, May 25th
through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, May 29th to accommodate motorists traveling this
Memorial Day weekend.

"In an effort to make traveling easier for customers looking to get away for the weekend, all routine
maintenance and construction work will be suspended," said Bridges and Tunnels Vice President and Chief
of Operations James Fortunato.

Press Release
May 15, 2012
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Bridges and Tunnels Going Old School Toll Booths At All Nine Crossings Being Repainted MTA Blue

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is sprucing up its toll plazas, repainting toll booths at all nine crossings a uniform and familiar color, MTA blue. The actual color is called "safety blue" but it happens to also coincides closely with the color of the MTA logo.

Press Release
May 9, 2012
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Cross Bay Bridge One Lane In Each Direction Closed Weekdays Between 7 AM And 6:30 PM Until Fall

One lane in each direction at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic weekdays between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. for concrete repairs beneath the bridge.

The southbound lane closure to the Rockaways begins Monday, May 14th and the northbound lane closure to Beach Channel starts Monday, May 21st.

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

Press Release
May 9, 2012
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Intermittent Closures At Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem Lift Span Tues., May 15th Between 12:01 AM To 5 AM

There will be intermittent, 15-minute full bridge closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River lift span on Tues., May 15th between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. for scheduled maintenance.

Motorists may experience delays and should use an alternate route.

Press Release
May 8, 2012
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Bridge and Tunnel Officers Corral Parole Violator With Outstanding Felony Warrants Inside Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel

A parole violator with several outstanding felony warrants was arrested by MTA Bridge and Tunnel Officers after being corralled inside the Manhattan-bound east tube of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel this morning in what started as a routine traffic stop.

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.

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