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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.

Press Release
July 15, 2010
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Nautica NYC Triathlon This Sunday, July 18th Northbound lanes Henry Hudson Bridge Closed

On Sunday, July 18th from 4 AM until approximately Noon all northbound (Bronx–bound) lanes of the Henry Hudson Bridge will be closed by NYPD to allow for the biking portion of the Nautica NYC Triathlon. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use alternative routes during this period.

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

Press Release
July 12, 2010
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Change to Rockaway Resident Toll Rebate Program Begins Fri., July 23

Beginning Friday, July 23, the Rockaway toll rebate program will be modified and residents within the six valid zip codes in the Rockaway/Broad Channel districts will pay a $1.13 toll for each of the first two trips across the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge. All subsequent trips taken in the same day on the same E-ZPass tag will continue to be rebated on the account under the Cross Bay Resident Rebate program.

Press Release
June 25, 2010
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Throgs Neck Bridge Cross Island Parkway Queensbound Ramp and Two Queensbound Lanes Closed Tonight 11 PM to 7 AM Saturday

Motorists are advised to expect delays at the Throgs Neck Bridge beginning Fri., June 25th at 11 PM through Sat., June 26th at 7 AM for construction. The good news is this ongoing section of roadway and ramp reconstruction will be completed and open for use Saturday morning.

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