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Press Release
June 29, 2011
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MTA's Flagship RFK Bridge Targeted For A Nearly $1 Billion Capital Improvement Projects Spanning The Next 15 Years

The sprawling Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, which connects Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens and serves a combined average 170,000 vehicles daily, will undergo nearly $1 billion in capital improvements over the next 15 years in order to make sure the 75-year-old bridge continues to be able to meet 21st century traffic demands.

Long-term work includes completely reconstructing the bridge structures that support the Manhattan and Bronx toll plazas, as well as several smaller projects that will focus on rehabilitating or replacing the bridge's seven ramps.

Press Release
June 28, 2011
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E-ZPass On The Go Makes Successful Debut At Henry Hudson Bridge Cash Lanes

Cash customers at the Henry Hudson Bridge are embracing the ease of picking up an E-ZPass On The Go tag in cash lanes at the Henry Hudson Bridge. On Monday, the first day they were offered, 70 tags were sold.

Press Release
June 27, 2011
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Special Traffic Advisory: New Traffic Pattern At RFK – Manhattan Plaza

A new traffic pattern will be in place at the Manhattan toll plaza at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge beginning Friday, July 1st while repaving work is done on the plaza.

Due to the location of the work, motorists coming from the Bronx will not be able to access the Bronx/Manhattan to Randall's Island ramp.

Press Release
June 27, 2011
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Ready for July Fourth Weekend Traffic

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine maintenance work at its seven bridges and two tunnels beginning Noon Fri., July 1st through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, July 5th to help smooth travel for those who will be hitting the road for the long July Fourth holiday weekend.

In recent years traffic figures indicate that the Thursday is the new getaway day for the start of the holiday season, with more vehicles traveling on that day than the traditional pre-holiday Friday.

Press Release
June 23, 2011
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Special Traffic Advisory: New Traffic Pattern at Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Begins Saturday, June 25th as Bronx Approach Roadway Deck Replacement Work Continues

A new traffic pattern on the southbound (to Queens) side of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will begin Saturday, June 25th as rehabilitation work on the bridge's Bronx approach roadway continues.

Motorists will notice a slight shift as they travel through the construction zone, which will include two lanes to the far right, the work zone near the center lane, and the reversible lane to the far left. Signs will be in place to direct motorists, and drivers are urged to stay in lane.

Press Release
June 22, 2011
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Making It E-Zer Than Ever To Get E-ZPass

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is making it E-Zer than ever for motorists to enjoy the benefits of using E-ZPass by selling E-ZPass On The Go tags at New York City Transit Metrocard vans and in cash lanes at the Henry Hudson Bridge.

Press Release
June 16, 2011
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Launches Oral History Project To Capture Memories Of RFK/Triborough Bridge

Public Asked To Share Stories and Photos To Celebrate Bridge's
75th Anniversary

Calling all New Yorkers: if you watched the Triborough Bridge's steely cables stretch gracefully across the sky, were fascinated when the Harlem River span magically rose into the air for the first time, or attended opening day ceremonies and heard Astoria's own 10-year old Anthony Dominick DeBenedetto, aka Tony Bennett, sing, MTA Bridges and Tunnels would love to hear your story!

Press Release
June 1, 2011
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Three MTA Bridges Home To Nine New Peregrine Falcon Chicks

Oh, baby, times 9!  That's what they're saying at the Verrazano-Narrows, Marine Parkway and Throgs Neck Bridges where three new sets of peregrine falcon chicks recently hatched.

The newest additions to B&T's feathered family include:

Press Release
May 27, 2011
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Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Bridge Lift Wed., June 1st

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River span will be closed to vehicular traffic on Wed., June 1st at approximately 3:30 AM for about 15 minutes to allow for the passage of marine traffic.

This closure, which is required by the U.S. Coast Guard, will affect all vehicular traffic going into and out of Manhattan via the RFK Bridge. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes during this time to avoid delays.

The time is approximate and dependent on marine traffic.

Press Release
May 24, 2011
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MTA Wishes Drivers A Safe Memorial Day Weekend

All Temporary Construction And Maintenance Work Will Be Suspended
To Help Keep Traffic Moving

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine maintenance work beginning at Noon on Friday, May 27th through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, May 31st to accommodate motorists traveling this Memorial Day weekend.

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