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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Know Before You Go! Check Your Email, Get the "Traffic Scoop," Fasten Your Seatbelt and Hit the Road! MTA Bridges and Tunnels Keeps Customers in the Loop via Email Traffic Alerts
Customers have a quick and easy way at their fingertips to be "in the know" about traffic conditions at MTA Bridges and Tunnels' nine New York City crossings: simply visit mta.info and register for Email and Text Message Traffic Alerts.