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Press Release
August 7, 2009
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Cross Island Parkway Ramp And Throgs Neck Bridge Lane To Reopen Monday

MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced today that the northbound Cross Island Parkway ramp to the Throgs Neck Bridge and a third northbound lane will reopen Monday, Aug. 10 at 12:01 AM. The ramp and one of three northbound bridge lanes have been closed since a construction site fire on July 10th.

Press Release
July 24, 2009
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Bronx-bound Throgs Neck Bridge: Saturday, July 25th At 12:01 AM

Beginning Saturday, July 25th  at 12:01 AM, truck traffic ordinarily allowed on the northbound (to Bronx) Throgs Neck Bridge—including 6– and 7–axle trucks not exceeding 105,000 GVW with valid City or State Divisible Load Permits, and 5–axle trucks not exceeding 102,000 lbs.—will be permitted to use these lanes again with the following special instructions:

Press Release
July 21, 2009
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Announces Repair Plan for Throgs Neck

Near Normal Operation by August 10; Most Trucks Return This Week

MTA officials today announced a series of repairs that will return the Throgs Neck Bridge, the scene of a construction fire on July 10, to near normal operation by August 10. By this Saturday, July 25, initial repairs will be completed and the ban for most trucks, including State divisible load permitted trucks that weigh up to 105,000 pounds, will be lifted.

Press Release
July 20, 2009
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Press Briefing
Re: Throgs Neck Bridge Fire
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Time: 11 AM
Place: MTA Headquarters *
347 Madison Avenue
Fifth Floor Boardroom
Press Release
July 17, 2009
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Throgs Neck Weekend Update

Repair and Traffic Management Plan Due Tuesday,
Mitigation Plans in Place to Ease Traffic

In the wake of last week’s fire on the Throgs Neck Bridge, MTA Bridges and Tunnels engineers and outside experts are expediting repair plans.  Officials will outline repair and traffic management plans at a media briefing Tuesday, July 21 at 11 am in Fort Totten Park, adjacent to the bridge in Queens. 

Press Release
July 10, 2009
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Statement on Fire at the Throgs Neck Bridge

The Throgs Neck Bridge continues to be closed in both directions due to a fire on scaffolding under the bridge where contractors were working this morning. No reports of injuries.  The Fire Department is on the scene along with engineers. There is currently no estimate of when the bridge might reopen. That will be a decision made by the Fire Department and engineers on the scene. Traffic is being diverted to the Bronx Whitestone and RFK Bridges.

Press Release
July 10, 2009
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Update On Throgs Neck Bridge Fire

MTA Bridges and Tunnels Engineering, Operations and Health & Safety personnel are working with the New York City Fire Department to assess conditions at the Throgs Neck Bridge following an early morning fire, which has closed the bridge in both directions.  There were no injuries reported.

Press Release
July 1, 2009
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New Tolls Start: Sunday, July 12, 2009 at 3 AM

Tolls will change for all categories of vehicles crossing MTA Bridges and Tunnels' nine facilities that link New York City's five boroughs, effective Sunday, July 12th at 3 AM.

Press Release
June 22, 2009
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Cross Island Parkway Ramp Five-week Closure for Throgs Neck Bridge Construction

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is alerting motorists that the Cross Island Parkway ramp leading Bronx–bound motorists onto the Throgs Neck Bridge from Queens and Long Island will close for approximately five weeks starting Thursday, July 16, 2009.   The closure is necessary to accommodate major ongoing rehabilitation work on the 48–year–old bridge's Queens approach.

Press Release
June 9, 2009
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New Trailblazers Signs Installed Near MTA Bridges and Tunnels Facilities

Motorists who use MTA Bridges and Tunnels seven bridges and two tunnels should begin seeing brand new trailblazer signs along major roadways and entrances at each facility. 

"We are in the process of replacing 800 of these signature signs, some of which are decades–old, worn and extremely faded, with sharp, modern–looking signs," said Patrick Sbano, Manager of Bridges and Tunnels' Traffic, Safety and Engineering division, noting that most of the trailblazers are within three miles of the crossings.

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