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Press Release
April 11, 2011
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels To Replace 1.2 Million E-ZPass Tags This Year^Customers Must Return Old Tags To Avoid Fee

It's that time again! Just as batteries in fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors need to be changed, batteries inside E-ZPass tags can also run down so in 2011 MTA Bridges and Tunnels is sending many of its E-ZPass account holders new tags and postage-paid envelopes to return the old tags.

Press Release
April 8, 2011
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INTERMITTENT CLOSURES AT ROBERT F. KENNEDY BRIDGE'S HARLEM RIVER LIFT SPAN TUES., APRIL 12th BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 5 AM

There will be intermittent, 15–minute full bridge closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River Lift Span on Tuesday, April 12th between Midnight and 5 a.m.

The lifts are for scheduled maintenance and to allow marine traffic to pass beneath the lift span.

Motorists may experience delays and should seek alternate routes

Press Release
April 8, 2011
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Queens Midtown Tunnel Manhattan Bound Tube Will Have One Of Two Lanes Closed Sunday, April 10th Between 7 a.m. and Noon

The Queens Midtown Tunnel heading into Manhattan will have one of two lanes closed on Sunday, April 10th between 7 a.m. and Noon for necessary maintenance work.

The left hand lane will be closed for the length of the tunnel. Motorists may experience some delays, and may want to use an alternate route.

Press Release
April 4, 2011
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Necessary Repair Work Will Close One Of Three Lanes On The RFK Bridge's Queen To Manhattan Ramp Round-the-Clock Beginning Mon., April 11th

Beginning Monday, April 11th, one of three lanes on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Queens to Manhattan ramp will be closed round–the–clock until late fall while old concrete is drilled and removed, repairs made to steel rebar and a new roadway deck installed.

The work, which is being done by Navillus Contractors of Manhattan, requires a seven–day–a–week, full–time closure of a portion of the left hand lane on the ramp, which leads from the Queens viaduct into the Manhattan toll plaza.

Press Release
April 1, 2011
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One Lane in Each Direction On Throgs Neck Bridge Cross Island Parkway Ramps Closed Sunday, April 3rd Between 6 AM and 2 PM

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One Bronx–bound Lane On The Clearview Expressway Entrance Ramp Also Closed Until Approximately Noon

One lane on the Throgs Neck Bridge's Cross Island Parkway entrance and exit ramps, as well as one lane on the Bronx–bound Clearview Expressway entrance ramp to the bridge, will be closed Sunday, April 3rd between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. for necessary maintenance work.

Press Release
March 23, 2011
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Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Bridge Lift on Sat., March 26th

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There will be a full bridge closure at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River Span sometime between 4 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. on Saturday March 26th. The lift will last for approximately 15 minutes to allow marine traffic to pass beneath. Times are approximate and dependent on marine traffic.

Motorists may experience delays and should seek alternate routes.

Press Release
March 22, 2011
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MTA Bridges And Tunnels Gives Motorists Real Travel Time Information Via New Electronic Roadway Signs, Web And Smart Phone Tools

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is installing new electronic travel time signs that will give motorists real time information to major regional destinations and connecting highways. New electronic message signs will eventually be installed at all nine crossings, and are already in place at the Robert F. Kennedy, Verrazano–Narrows, Throgs Neck and Henry Hudson Bridges.

Press Release
March 15, 2011
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Mother Nature Keeping MTA Crews and RoadPatcher Trucks Busy

Getting an early jump on spring paving repairs, MTA Bridges and Tunnels crews have already filled more than 4,000 potholes on the roadways, toll plazas and exit and entrance ramps at its seven bridges and two tunnels. The prolific crop of potholes is a result of a particularly harsh winter.

"We've been very aggressive in dealing with potholes this season," said MTA Bridges and Tunnels Chief Maintenance Officer Patrick Parisi. "As soon as we see them, we've been sending road crews and our RoadPatcher trucks out to fill them."

Press Release
March 9, 2011
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New Traffic Pattern Returns Two-Lanes To Throgs Neck Bridge's Bronx-Bound Cross Island Parkway Ramp

With the nearly $100 million project to replace the Queens approach roadway decking on the Throgs Neck Bridge almost complete, MTA Bridges and Tunnels said today the Bronx-bound, Cross Island Parkway (CIP) ramp will return to two lanes, beginning with Tuesday's evening rush.

"We are taking a fresh look at how we can improve traffic flow on the Throgs Neck CIP on bound ramp now that construction work on the Queens approach is winding down and we have more roadway to work with," said MTA Bridges and Tunnels President Jim Ferrara.

Press Release
February 23, 2011
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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Bronx Approach Work^Switches To Southbound Lanes With New Traffic Pattern On Sat., Feb. 26th

A new traffic pattern will be in effect at the Bronx–Whitestone Bridge starting Saturday, Feb. 26th as work replacing the three southbound lanes (to Queens) at the Bronx approach of the bridge begins.

The work will require a permanent lane closure of a Queens–bound (south) lane through the end of the fall; however three lanes will remain open during peak driving times by using the center lane as a reversible traffic lane.

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