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Press Release
October 26, 2010
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One Tube Queens Midtown Tunnel Into Manhattan Closed For Necessary Work^1 AM Sat., Oct. 30th Through 5:30 AM Mon., Nov. 1st

The Queens Midtown Tunnel tube leading into Manhattan will be closed to traffic beginning 1 AM on Saturday, Oct. 30th through 5:30 AM on Mon., Nov. 1st to allow for necessary concrete and paving work.

Two-way traffic operation will be in effect in the remaining tube for cars and NYC buses only during this time. Commercial traffic must use an alternate route while two-way traffic operation is in effect. 

Press Release
October 18, 2010
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Canceled: Queens Midtown Tunnel Closure for Oct. 23rd to Oct. 25th

CANCELLATION NOTICE

Construction and repaving work that was scheduled for the Manhattan bound tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel this weekend _ Sat. Oct. 23rd through Mon., Oct. 25th _ has been cancelled.

The work will be rescheduled at a later date.

Both the Manhattan and Queens tubes will be opened to all traffic this weekend.

Press Release
October 18, 2010
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Verrazano–Narrows Belt Parkway Ramps Closed Nightly 11 Pm– 4 am Mon., Nov. 8th Through Fri., Nov. 12th For Repaving

The Belt Parkway ramps leading to Staten Island and Brooklyn from the
Verrazano–Narrows Bridge will be closed nightly from 11 PM to 4 AM beginning Monday, Nov. 8th through Friday, Nov. 12th for necessary repaving work.

Both ramps will be opened to traffic during daytime hours. All work is weather–permitting. This work had originally been scheduled for Nov. 1–Nov.5th but was canceled due to weather.

Press Release
October 13, 2010
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Closed for ING NYC Marathon Sun., Nov. 7th 7 AM to 3 PM; Upper Level closures begin Sat., Nov. 6 at 11 PM

(Updates with new closure time for Bay Street and Lily Pond exits to 3 AM instead of 5 AM on day of race)

The ING NYC Marathon will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7th. Motorists traveling to Brooklyn or Staten Island via the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge should seek alternate routes.

Motorists can hear information about closures at the Verrazano–Narrows by calling the Marathon Traffic Info Hotline at: 718–556–8010.

Approximate closure times are as follows:

Press Release
September 23, 2010
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New Traffic Pattern In Place At Bronx-Whitestone Bridge As $200 Million Rehablitation Project Continues

A new traffic pattern was recently put in place at the Bronx–Whitestone Bridge in the northbound direction as part of the $200 million, four year project to replace the original 1930s roadway deck and its supporting structural foundations at the Bronx approach.

During the second phase of the project, the entire original 1,785–feet of roadway near the Bronx end of the bridge is being replaced, roadway lanes made wider and emergency shoulders added.

Press Release
September 22, 2010
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New Traffic Pattern To Begin Tuesday on Henry Hudson Lower Level To Manhattan

A new traffic pattern on the lower level of the Henry Hudson Bridge leading southbound into Manhattan will go into effect on Tuesday, Sept. 28th,reducing the number of lanes on the bridge from four lanes to three in order to include an emergency roadway shoulder and make the remaining lanes slightly wider.

Press Release
September 22, 2010
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Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel All Lanes Closed Both Directions For "Tunnels to Towers" Run Sun., 9/26: 8:30 AM to 3 PM

Preliminary Partial Closures Begin Sat., 9/25 at 11:59 PM

On Sunday, Sept. 26th both tubes of the Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel will be closed from 8:30 AM until 3 PM as a result of the 9th annual Stephen Siller "Tunnel to Towers" Run, commemorating the FDNY firefighter's efforts to make it to the World Trade Center on 9/11 by running through the tunnel.

Press Release
August 17, 2010
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Eastbound to Brooklyn Belt Parkway Ramp at Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Closed Thurs., Aug. 19th 12:01 AM to 4 AM

The eastbound Belt Parkway ramp to Brooklyn on the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge will be closed to traffic Thursday, Aug. 19th from 12:01 AM to 4 AM while a state–required inspection is completed.

In addition to the regular closure of the lower level, the eastbound left hand lane (Belt Parkway Only lane) on the upper level of the bridge will also be closed from mid–span.

Signs will be in place directing motorists to use the 92nd Street exit as an alternate route to the Belt Parkway.

Press Release
July 30, 2010
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Statement On RFK Bridge Fatal Accident

A tragic accident occurred shortly after 9 AM this morning on the on–bound ramp to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge involving an MTA Bridges and Tunnels tow truck in which a 7–year–old boy was struck and killed. He was crossing the ramp with his mother.

The driver was tested for alcohol at the scene, and it was negative. The NYPD has said they do not believe criminal charges will be filed.

Our thoughts and condolences are with the family.

Press Release
July 26, 2010
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Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River Lift Span Raised to Welcome New Willis Avenue Bridge

The Harlem River Lift Span at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge was raised Monday morning to welcome the new Willis Avenue Bridge as it traveled to its final docking place.

It took approximately 40 minutes for the prefabricated 2,400–ton bridge to get through the East River channel beneath the Harlem Lift Span. The 65–foot–high, 350–foot long and 77–foot wide bridge had to move slowly beneath the lifted bridge because of its size. The Willis Avenue Bridge is operated by New York City Department of Transportation.

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