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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. 

Press Release
May 20, 2010
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Throgs Neck Bridge, Both Directions Weeknight Lane and CIP Ramp Closures: Mon., 5/24 through Thurs., 5/27: 10 PM to 5 AM

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. 

Press Release
May 19, 2010
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Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel Milestone: Vital NYC Link for 60 Years

The Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel, a vital link between Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn for some 44,000 vehicles daily, has reached a milestone birthday, turning 60 years old     on May 25th.

Designed by renowned engineer Ole Singstad, the Brooklyn–Battery Tunnel is the longest continuous underwater vehicular tunnel in North America, measuring 1.7 miles long between portals.  The tunnels' two tubes running under the East River connect Lower Manhattan to the Red Hook section of Brooklyn.

Press Release
May 19, 2010
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New Traffic Pattern For Removal of Next Set of Unused Brooklyn–bound Verrazano–Narrows Toll Booths To Begin Sat., May 22nd

A new traffic pattern will go into effect on Saturday, May 22nd to accommodate construction work to remove the next set of unused toll booths at the Brooklyn–bound Verrazano–Narrows toll plaza. Four booths have been removed since work began in April.

Press Release
May 6, 2010
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Next Stage in Brooklyn–bound Verrazano–Narrows Toll Booth Removal Begins Sat., May 8th

Beginning Saturday, May 8th a new traffic pattern will take place at the Brooklyn–bound Verrazano–Narrows toll plaza to allow for the removal of the next two unused toll booths.

 The Brooklyn–bound Father Capodanno ramp will be closed overnight Friday into Saturday while a new construction zone is set up. Motorists are advised to use the Lily Pond Brooklyn–bound ramp instead.

Press Release
April 20, 2010
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Is Reducing Its Carbon Footprint

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is committed to reducing its carbon footprint using a variety of measures from installing environmentally–friendly LED lights on its necklace–lit bridges, increasing the number of hybrid and flex–fuel vehicles in its agency–wide fleet and continuing efforts to reduce paper consumption and recycle items ranging from tires and anti–freeze to tons of paper, plastic and metal.

Press Release
April 20, 2010
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Recognizes National Work Zone Awareness Week

Joining with the New York City and New York State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), MTA Bridges and Tunnels marks "National Work Zone Awareness Week" during  April 19th to 23rd, 2010, to help highlight the dangers to roadway crews and to call on motorists to drive with care around and through work zones.

Press Release
April 18, 2010
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MTA and Elected Officials Kick–Off Work to Remove Defunct Brooklyn–bound Toll Booths at Verrazano–Narrows

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman and Chief CEO Jay Walder, along with federal, city and state officials, donned hardhats Sunday as several pieces of toll booth #1 at the Brooklyn–bound Verrazano–Narrows toll plaza were removed.

The event marked the beginning of a year–long, $2.5 million project to demolish the first 8 east–bound toll booths that have not been used since one–way tolling was first mandated by Congress in 1986.  The contractor on the project is Paul J. Scariano Inc., of Brooklyn.

Press Release
April 7, 2010
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New Traffic Pattern Goes Into Effect Sat., April 10th at Brooklyn–bound Verrazano–Narrows Bridge Toll Plaza To Get Ready For Toll Booth Removal Work

A new traffic pattern will be in effect for several months at the Brooklyn–bound Verrazano–Narrows toll plaza beginning Saturday, April 10th as preparation work begins for an upcoming construction project to remove the first two unused toll booths at the far right of the plaza.

Traffic coming on to the plaza from Father Capodanno, Lily Pond and Narrows Road South will be shifted around the construction zone.  Staten Island Expressway traffic will continue through the plaza as normal.

Press Release
March 31, 2010
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New Ramp Eases Travel From Bronx to Randall's Island Via RFK Bridge

Motorists who travel to Randall's Island for work or play will be able to use a newly constructed exit ramp, leading from the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge onto the island beginning Monday, April 5th.  The ramp is located approximately a half–mile past the Bronx toll plaza heading southbound to Queens. 

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