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Press Release
April 23, 2012
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National Work Zone Awareness Week April 23rd-27th Urges Drivers To Obey Laws And Don't Barrel Through Work Zones

With the start of National Work Zone Awareness Week today (Monday, April 23), MTA Bridges and Tunnels is urging drivers to pay attention to work zone laws and drive with care when traveling through these areas.
Drivers using MTA crossings will likely notice the bright orange posters at its toll plazas and electronic messages urging them: "Don't Barrel Through Work Zones" and "Drive Smart to Arrive Alive."

Press Release
April 20, 2012
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Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Beach Channel Drive Eastbound Ramp Closed 7 AM-3:30 PM Mon., April 23 Through Fri., May 4th

The Beach Channel Drive eastbound ramp at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic daily between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. from Mon., April 23rd through Fri., May 4th.

A detour will be in place directing motorists to Rockaway Freeway, and onto Beach 94th Street, which leads into Beach Channel Drive.

The work is part of the $13.2 million, 26-month project to rehabilitate concrete piers below the bridge. Work is expected to be completed in 2013.

Press Release
April 18, 2012
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Motorists Love The Convenience Of Buying E-ZPass On-the-Go Tags

With the final addition of the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial and Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridges, motorists can now pick up E-ZPass On-the-Go tags in the cash lanes at all nine MTA crossings. The ease and convenience of buying an On-the-Go tag this way has been so popular with customers that more than 28,000 have been sold since it was introduced last June.

Press Release
April 11, 2012
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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY Up To Three Traffic Lanes Closed At Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows Sat., April 14th  Between 12:01 A.M. And 7 A.M.

Two or three lanes will be closed to traffic from the Lily Pond exit on the Staten Island Expressway through the Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows toll plaza Sat., April 14th between 12:01 a.m. and 7 a.m. while a new traffic pattern is implemented.

The lane shift is good news for drivers who will now have a straight drive from the Staten Island Expressway through the Brooklyn-bound toll plaza where the 11 unused toll booths once stood. Drivers are reminded that it is still a construction zone and 25 mph speed limits remain in effect.

Press Release
April 11, 2012
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Rockaway Resident Toll Rebate Program Reinstated Effective Immediately Thanks To State Funding

The MTA announced today (Wednesday) that all tolls for eligible residents using the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge will once again be fully rebated by the MTA thanks to $4 million in funding provided in the State budget.

Press Release
April 9, 2012
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Special Traffic Advisory One Tube At Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Closed Next Three Weekends In April

One tube at the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be closed for the next three weekends beginning April 13th as part of the $43.5 million project to replace the tunnel's original 1950s-era electrical switches and feeder cables.

The scheduled weekend-long tube closure will take place from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday April 13-16th, April 20-23rd; April 27-30th.

The remaining tube will have one lane heading into Manhattan and one lane into Brooklyn. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use an alternate route. 

Press Release
April 9, 2012
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Special Traffic Advisory Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem Lift Span Closed To All Traffic Between 1 AM And 3 AM Fri., April 13th For Necessary Maintenance Work

Motorists are advised that Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River Lift Span will be closed to all traffic in both directions between 1 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Friday, April 13th for necessary maintenance work that will take place above the roadway.

Drivers should use the Willis Avenue Bridge as an alternate during this closure.

Press Release
April 5, 2012
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Bronx-Whitestone Bronx Approach Project Entering Final Phase With Overnight Concrete Pours Beginning Wed., April 11th
Bronx-Whitestone  Bronx Approach Project Entering Final Phase

BW Approach Roadway: Crew works on the final stage of roadway construction in the four-year project to rebuild six approach lanes on the Bronx side of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge

Press Release
April 2, 2012
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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY Two Lanes Closed On The Queens To Manhattan Ramp At RFK Bridge Beginning 10 A.M. Thurs., April 5th Through 5 A.M. Fri. April 6th

Two of three lanes on the Queens to Manhattan ramp of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge will be closed to traffic beginning 10 a.m. Thurs., April 5th through 5 a.m. on Fri., April 6th while roadway repairs are completed. One lane will remain open.

Motorists are advised that they may experience delays. All work is dependent on good weather.

Press Release
March 30, 2012
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MTA Statement On Throgs Neck Contractor Accident

Around 8 a.m. this morning, a subcontractor working mid-span at the Throgs Neck Bridge on a work platform below the roadway slipped and fell to the water below. The circumstances around this incident are under investigation by MTA Bridges and Tunnels' Health and Safety division, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), NYPD and the Office of Emergency Management.

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