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Press Release
October 8, 2012
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Cashless Tolling At The Henry Hudson Bridge Begins In November

Cashless tolling is coming to the Henry Hudson Bridge toll plaza in early November as the second phase of the all-electronic tolling pilot gets underway, the MTA announced Monday.

Motorists will be able to use any lane to drive through the toll plaza without stopping. The switch to cashless tolling will take place beginning 11 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10 th .

Press Release
September 28, 2012
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Bronx-Whitestone Bronx Approach Project Completed Early

The $212 million Capital project to reconstruct the Bronx approach roadway at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, providing drivers with wider 12-foot lanes and new safety shoulders, is now complete with work finishing two months ahead of schedule.

The project, which began in December 2008, included the reconstruction of 1,785-feet of elevated roadway at the Bronx end of the bridge as well as the construction of 15 new double-arch concrete piers beneath the bridge to support the wider 12-foot lanes and the new safety shoulders.

Press Release
September 24, 2012
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Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Closed Sun., Sept. 30th For Annual FDNY Stephen Siller "Tunnels to Towers" Run

The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be closed to all traffic for several hours on Sunday, Sept., 30th during the annual FDNY Stephen Siller "Tunnel to Towers" Run, commemorating the FDNY firefighter's run through the tunnel to the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

The following closures will be in effect:

Manhattan-bound Tube
The east-bound tube will be closed to all traffic beginning 11 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29th through approximately 3 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30th.

Press Release
September 4, 2012
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Milestone For E-ZPass On-the-Go: 100,000 Sold In Cash Lanes

Sales of E-ZPass On-the-Go tags in cash lanes at MTA's seven bridges and two tunnels reached a milestone figure today (Tues. Sept. 4th), topping more than 100,000 tags sold since the program began in June 2011.

"What began as an experiment has turned into one of the most successful programs since the original launch of E-ZPass by MTA Bridges and Tunnels in 1995," said MTA Bridges and Tunnels President Jim Ferrara. "Through this program, we're pleased to introduce more customers to the convenience of E-ZPass."

Press Release
August 31, 2012
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Scheduled RFK Harlem Lift Span For Tues., Sept. 4th Cancelled

Tuesday's scheduled lift closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Harlem Lift Span have been cancelled. There will be no intermittent, overnight closures of the span between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Tues., Sept. 4th.

Press Release
August 23, 2012
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Bronx-bound Throgs Neck Bridge Will Have Weekend Road Closures

One Throgs Neck Bridge approach roadway lane to the Bronx and the entire Cross Island Parkway ramp to the Bronx will be closed over the weekend for roadway repaving work.

The schedule of closures includes the following:

Press Release
August 22, 2012
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Multiple Daily Lifts At Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Through October Due To Marsh Restoration Project

There will be multiple daily bridge lifts at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge beginning Wed., Aug. 29th through October 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 closures of the bridge. 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
August 22, 2012
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Kappock Street Exit Closure From Bronx-bound Henry Hudson Bridge Extended Until Wed., Aug. 29th

The Kappock Street exit from the Bronx-bound upper level of the Henry Hudson Bridge will remain closed to traffic until Wed., Aug. 29th for necessary construction work.

The work is being extended a few days as contractors continue excavating an old walkway and rehabilitating a 1930s-era drain.

Motorists should continue following signs to the detour at 232nd Street.

Press Release
August 20, 2012
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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge 15-Minute Full Bridge Closure Scheduled Overnight Wed., Aug. 22nd and Thurs. Aug. 23rd

The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will be closed in both directions for approximately 15 minutes between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. on both Wednesday, Aug. 22nd and Thursday Aug. 23rd while overhead sign structures are installed. All work is dependent on good weather.

Motorists are advised to expect delays. The Throgs Neck Bridge may be used as an alternate route.

Press Release
August 9, 2012
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Kappock Street Exit From Bronx-bound Henry Hudson Bridge Closed For Two Weeks Beginning Mon., Aug. 13th

The Kappock Street exit from the Bronx-bound upper level of the Henry Hudson Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, Aug. 13th through Friday, Aug. 24th.

The exit is being closed for about two weeks to perform necessary drainage and other roadway work. Motorists are asked to follow posted detour signs.

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