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Press Release
July 9, 2012
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Two Lanes Closed In Each Direction At Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Mon., July 9th Into Tues., July 10th

Two lanes will be closed in each direction overnight tonight (Monday) into Tuesday morning at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge.

Motorists should expect delays and use the Throgs Neck Bridge or Robert F. Kennedy Bridge as an alternate.

The work will begin at 10 p.m. Mon., July 9th and end 5:30 a.m. Tues., July 10th.

Press Release
July 6, 2012
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New Last Exit Before Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows Bridge In Place Beginning Mon., July 9th

Motorists driving on the Staten Island Expressway who want to exit before reaching the Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will have to use the New York State Department of Transportation's new Fingerboard Road/Lily Pond Exit 15 off the expressway beginning Monday, July 9th.

The old last exit before the bridge heading eastbound is being permanently closed after the morning traffic rush on Monday as part of the State's Staten Island Expressway improvement project.

Press Release
July 2, 2012
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Nearly 65,000 Sold! That's E-ZPass On-the-Go Tags, Not Burgers

In the year since the program to sell E-ZPass On-the-Go tags in cash lanes began, nearly 65,000 tags have been sold, with most sold in just the last three months after the program was expanded to include all nine MTA crossings.

Press Release
July 2, 2012
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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY

There will be several full, intermittent bridge closures of up to 40 minutes at the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge on two overnights next week for necessary inspection and maintenance of the lift span.

The work requires four closures with each lasting between 30-40 minutes. They will begin at 10 p.m. Tues., July 10th until 5 a.m. on Wed., July 11th. The same intermittent closures will take place the following night, Wed., July 11th through Thurs., July 12th between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Press Release
June 26, 2012
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Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Turns 75

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, which helped turn an isolated area into a key recreational destination in the city and sparked the growth of the Rockaways, is celebrating its diamond jubilee.

The bridge, connecting the borough of Brooklyn from the southern end of Flatbush Avenue to Jacob Riis Park in Queens, opened to traffic on July 3, 1937. It was the linchpin in a plan to turn Jamaica Bay and the Rockaway peninsula into the city's newest recreational and residential community, and to connect the area to the new Belt Parkway roadway system.

Press Release
June 26, 2012
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Suspends Routine Work For July Fourth

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine construction work at its seven bridges and two tunnels beginning at 1 p.m. on Tues., July 3rd through Wednesday's July Fourth holiday to help smooth travel for drivers.

In 2011, nearly 3 million drivers (2,953,121) used MTA Bridges and Tunnels crossings over the long holiday weekend from Friday through Monday.

Press Release
June 25, 2012
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Throgs Neck Cross Island Parkway Ramp to the Bronx Closed Overnight Mon., June 25th Into Tues., June 26th

The Throgs Neck Bridge's Cross Island Parkway ramp to the Bronx will be closed overnight Monday, June 25th into Tuesday morning, June 26th from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for necessary work.

Motorists should use the Clearview Expressway to the Throgs Neck Bridge heading into the Bronx or the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge as an alternate.

Press Release
June 20, 2012
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Bridges and Tunnels Introduces New MTA EZTravel App

Want to know how traffic is moving at MTA crossings or how long it will take to reach a connecting highway? The information is just a tap away with Bridges and Tunnels' new, MTA EZTravel app, now available for free download at the Apple store.

The agency's popular Travel Time website tool, which shows motorists how traffic is moving at the agency's seven bridges and two tunnels, was developed into a free app for iPhones and Android.

Press Release
June 19, 2012
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One Tube At Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Closed This Weekend From Fri. June 22nd-Mon., June 25th

One tube at the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be closed this weekend from 10 p.m. Fri., June 22nd through 5 a.m. Mon., June 25th as part of the $43.5 million project to replace the tunnel's original 1950s-era electrical switches and feeder cables.

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 if possible.

Press Release
June 19, 2012
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Rockaway Residents In Toll Rebate Program Getting Automatic Rebates Once Again

With software and back office modifications completed, Rockaway residents who participate in the toll rebate program are once again receiving automatic rebates on their E-ZPass accounts.

The automatic rebates began on June 15th for qualified participants and any trips taken since April 1st will be credited retroactively to their account by the end of this month. The program was reinstated thanks to $4 million in funding provided to the MTA in the State budget, which went into effect on April 1st.

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