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Press Release
September 8, 2011
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Closures And Detours In And Around Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Will Be In Place For 9/11 10th Anniversary Weekend Beginning 12:01 A.M. Sat., Sept. 10th Through 5 A.M. Mon., Sept. 12th

Beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10th through the start of the morning rush at 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12th motorists entering or exiting the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel should expect delays, closures and detours due  to scheduled 9/11 10th anniversary events, which includes a visit to the World Trade Center site from President Obama.

Press Release
September 1, 2011
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Construction Of New $12.4 Million Southbound Harlem River Drive Ramp To Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Begins In September

The Harlem River Drive southbound ramp leading onto the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge will be closed beginning Sept. 12th through the end of the year as part of a nearly $12.4 million Capital Construction project to replace the nearly 50-year-old ramp. A temporary ramp will be constructed in its place, giving motorists access to the RFK Bridge ramp at 125th Street after a brief detour through local streets.

Press Release
September 1, 2011
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Suspends Routine Maintenance Work For Labor Day Weekend Beginning Friday, Sept. 2nd At Noon

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine maintenance work at its seven bridges and two tunnels beginning Noon Fri., Sept. 2nd through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, Sept. 6th to help smooth travel for those hitting the road for the Labor Day weekend.

In 2010, a total of nearly 3.1 million vehicles used MTA crossings over the Labor Day holiday from Friday through Monday.

Press Release
August 16, 2011
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Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Full Closure On Thurs., Aug. 18th

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River Lift span will be closed in both directions to vehicular traffic on Thursday, August 18th at approximately 2 p.m. for about 15 minutes to allow for passage of marine traffic.

This closure, which is required under U.S. Coast Guard rules, will affect all vehicular traffic going into and out of Manhattan via the RFK Bridge.

Motorists may want to seek an alternate route during this time to avoid delays.

Press Release
August 10, 2011
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Modified Traffic Pattern At Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Begins Saturday, August 13th As Bronx Approach Roadway Deck Replacement Work Continues

A modified traffic pattern on the Bronx side of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will begin Saturday, August 13th as rehabilitation work on the bridge's Bronx approach roadway continues.
This lane shift will move the work zone over one lane to allow contractors to begin work on another section of the Bronx approach. The lane configuration will remain the same with three lanes to the Bronx in the morning from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., and three traffic lanes to Queens from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends.

Press Release
August 10, 2011
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Full Intermittent Closures of Henry Hudson Bridge To The Bronx Friday, August 19th Between 12:01 To 5 AM

There will be intermittent 15-minute full closures of the Henry Hudson Bridge into the Bronx on Friday, August 19th between the hours of 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. for the removal of two overhead signs and steel support gantries.

Drivers will be held at the Dyckman Street entrance on the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway while the closures take place. The removal will take place in several stages, requiring several closures between these hours.

 

Motorists should seek an alternate route if possible.

Press Release
August 4, 2011
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Henry Hudson Bridge North To Bronx Closed Sunday, Aug. 7th Between 4 AM and Noon For Annual NYC Triathlon

On Sunday, August 7th all northbound lanes of the Henry Hudson Bridge heading into the Bronx will be closed between 4 a.m. and Noon to allow for the biking portion of the annual Nautica NYC Triathlon.

The bicycle portion of the event travels up the Henry Hudson Parkway from 79th Street, crosses the Henry Hudson Bridge, exits at Moshulu Parkway, makes a u-turn at West Gun Hill Road and returns southbound along the same route.

All lanes will remain open heading south into Manhattan.

Press Release
August 1, 2011
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Two Construction Firms Awarded A Nearly $109 Million Contract At Bronx-Whitestone Bridge To Widen And Rehabilitate Queens Approach
Press Release
July 29, 2011
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Customers Snapping Up On The Go Tags

A pilot program to sell E-ZPass On The Go tags in cash lanes is proving to be popular with customers at the Henry Hudson Bridge with nearly 2,500 tags sold in the first month.

The program, which began at the Henry Hudson on June 27th, is an effort to make it easier for customers to open an E-ZPass account and experience the savings ($1.70 at most MTA crossings and $1.80 at the Henry Hudson) and ease of E-ZPass, which is good for customers, good for the environment and the most efficient way for the MTA to collect tolls and keep traffic moving.

Press Release
July 25, 2011
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Queens Midtown Tunnel Tube Into Queens Closed For Necessary Roadway Work Beginning 1 AM, Sat., July 30th Through 3 AM Mon., August 1st

The Queens Midtown Tunnel tube heading into Queens will be closed to traffic beginning 1 AM on Saturday, July 30th through 3 a.m. on Monday, August 1st for necessary roadway repair and repaving work.

Two-way traffic will be in effect in the remaining tube for cars and NYCT buses only during this period. Commercial traffic must use an alternate route while two-way traffic operations are in effect.

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use either the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge or Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel as an alternate.

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