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Press Release
June 16, 2010
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Manhattan-bound East Tube Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Closed Sat., 6/19 from 5 AM till Noon

The east tube of the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel heading into Manhattan will be closed to traffic on Saturday, June 19th from 5 AM until Noon for necessary maintenance repairs.

Two-way traffic will be in effect in the Brooklyn-bound (west) tube during these hours. Motorists are advised that delays are possible, and they may want to seek an alternate route.

Press Release
June 14, 2010
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Bronx-Whitestone Permanent Lane Closure Begins Sat., June 19th Movable Barrier Will Provide 3 Lanes During Peak Driving Times

The four-year, nearly $200 million project to replace the Bronx approach roadway and its supporting structural foundations at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge is set to move into the next phase on Sat., June 19th. This stage will include an approximately year-long closure of one of the six bridge lanes, but by using a movable barrier three lanes will be maintained during rush hour in peak driving directions.

Press Release
June 14, 2010
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Upper Level Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Closed Tues., June 15th 8 PM Until 5 AM Wed., June 16th

The upper level of the Brooklyn–bound Verrazano–Narrows Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning Tuesday, June 15th at 8 PM through Wednesday, June 16th at 5AM for lane re–striping work.

The work is part of the first phase of the Verrazano–Narrows Toll Plaza Improvement project, which included removing eight unused toll booths from the Brooklyn–bound plaza.

The lower level of the bridge, which is normally closed for maintenance work, will be open to accommodate traffic during this time.

Press Release
June 9, 2010
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Throgs Neck Bridge SB to Queens Full CIP Ramp and 1 SB Clearview Expressway Lane Closed Overnight Fri., June 11th

The southbound to Queens Cross Island Expressway Ramp will be closed to traffic beginning 9 PM Friday, June 11th through 7 AM Saturday, June 12th while a new concrete deck is poured.

In addition, one of the two southbound lanes to the Clearview Expressway will also be closed on Friday, June 11th beginning at 11 PM through 7 AM on Saturday, June 12th. All work is weather permitting.  (Rain date is Saturday overnight).

Press Release
June 3, 2010
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Verrazano Peregrine Falcon Couple Adopts 2:^MTA Bridges Home to 11 New Chicks

Call it a tale of urban survival.

Two peregrine falcon chicks found in an unsuitable nesting place in Queens were relocated to the top of the Verrazano–Narrows Bridge's Brooklyn tower where they were welcomed into the nest by a mother falcon already caring for three new chicks of her own.

"The mother took in the adopted chicks without question and has been feeding them and watching over them as if they were always part of her brood," said Verrazano–Narrows General Manager Daniel DeCrescenzo. "It's truly nature at its best."

Press Release
May 28, 2010
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New Traffic Pattern at Brooklyn-bound Verrazano Toll Plaza Begins Wed., June 2nd – Removal of Last Two Unused Toll Booths Will Complete This Phase of Construction Work

A new traffic pattern will go into effect at the Verrazano–Narrows eastbound roadway (to Brooklyn) toll plaza effective Wed., June 2nd to allow for the removal of the last two toll booths, which will conclude the first phase of the larger Verrazano–Narrows Toll Plaza Improvement project.

"We're extremely pleased with the progress and quality of the work to date," said Verrazano–Narrows Facility Engineer David Riggs. "The construction plan that is in place is working and traffic has continued to move well since work began in April."

Press Release
May 26, 2010
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Suspends Construction Work As Memorial Weekend Getaway Begins

Memorial Day weekend, which kicks off the summer travel season, is traditionally among the busiest travel days of the year at MTA Bridges and Tunnels, and to make travel easier for those who will hit the road all routine maintenance work will be suspended beginning Noon on Friday, May 28th until after the morning rush on Tuesday, June 1st.

Press Release
May 26, 2010
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Major Deck Reconstruction Complete As Cross Bay Bridge Marks 40 Years of Service

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An upgraded new roadway, reconstructed ramps and a smoothly surfaced pedestrian path are ready right on schedule at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge, just in time for the busy summer season and, by coincidence, the bridge's 40th birthday.

The bridge's deck and ramps were due for an overhaul, having weathered four decades of use by some 7.5 million vehicles each year in the harsh salt–water environment of the Rockaways. The three–year $57 million project kicked off in July 2007, with El Sol of Maspeth, Queens serving as contractor.

Press Release
May 25, 2010
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ROBERT F. KENNEDY BRIDGE HARLEM RIVER LIFT SPAN BRIDGE LIFTS

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span will be closed to vehicular traffic for intermittent periods between 12:01 AM to 5 AM on Friday, May 28th to accommodate maintenance work on the lift span. 

These closures will affect all traffic going into and out of Manhattan over the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge.  Motorists should use an alternate route or expect delays during these periods. These closures are weather–dependent.

Press Release
May 21, 2010
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Throgs Neck Bridge, Southbound Weeknight Lane and CIP Ramp Closures: Mon., 5/24 through Thurs., 5/27: 10 PM to 5 AM (Revised)

Two out of three southbound (to Queens) lanes on the Throgs Neck Bridge will be closed to traffic from 10 PM until 5 AM starting Monday night, 5/24 through Thursday morning, 5/27. The Cross Island Parkway (CIP) ramp southbound (to Queens) will also be closed during these periods. 

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