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Press Release
July 31, 2008
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$96.7 Million Contract Awarded for Throgs Neck Bridge Queens Approach Reconstruction

MTA Bridges and Tunnels has awarded a $96.7 million contract to E. E. Cruz & Company, Inc. of Holmdel, New Jersey for roadway deck reconstruction of the Queens approach to the Throgs Neck Bridge, which links the Bronx to Queens and Long Island. The work will take place over the next two-and-a-half years. 

Press Release
July 30, 2008
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Requests Proposals for Cashless Tolling Study

MTA Bridges and Tunnels has issued a Request for Proposals to study the feasibility of cashless or barrier-free tolling at its nine crossings. Responses are due by August 22.  The study’s primary objectives are to explore the technical, physical, safety and revenue protection elements of implementing such a system. 

Press Release
July 25, 2008
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Brooklyn-bound Lower Level Construction at Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Is Complete: All Lanes Open by Monday, July 28th

MTA Bridges and Tunnels has announced that the entire lower level to Brooklyn will be open to vehicular traffic on or before Monday, July 28th, nearly six weeks ahead of the Labor Day target date.  

Press Release
July 14, 2008
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Overweight Truck Enforcement Is Serious Business at MTA Bridges and Tunnels Crossings

MTA Bridges and Tunnels is putting truck drivers carrying overweight loads—generally over 80,000 lbs.—on notice that they risk fines as high as $10,000 if they attempt to cross MTA facilities. 

“Keeping the roadways safe and sound for customers is the number one priority for MTA Bridges and Tunnels,” said Acting President David Moretti, “and the agency’s overweight truck enforcement program plays a critical role in this mission.  In recent months we have issued more than 100 summonses per month to trucks with weights in excess of allowable loads.”

Press Release
July 8, 2008
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Partners with New York Power Authority to Stave off Summer Power Outages

Doing its part to help New York City through another sizzling summer, MTA Bridges and Tunnels switches to its own emergency generators when energy demand surges on hot days, giving the New York Power Authority (NYPA) some breathing room.  The agency is enrolled in NYPA’s Peak Load Management and Emergency Demand Response Programs with eight of its facility-based generators.  

Press Release
July 2, 2008
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Ready for "4th of July" Weekend Traffic

Traffic-wise, Independence Day kicks off on Thursday, July 3rd and MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ nine crossings are prepped and ready for customers who will be hitting the road in advance of the holiday. 

Press Release
July 1, 2008
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Anchorage Work Is Critical Component of Triborough Bridge Major Rehab Project

The Triborough Bridge’s twin anchorages—massive concrete structures in which the East River suspension span’s two 3,104-feet-long cables are embedded—are currently undergoing a treatment that will preserve their critical, if mostly hidden, role for many years to come. 

Press Release
June 18, 2008
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Falcon Update, Marine Parkway Bridge: Three-week-old Chicks Thriving

Peregrine falcon chicks born three weeks ago at the south (Queens) tower of the Marine Parkway -Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge in the Rockaways appear to be thriving—and growing fast. 

Press Release
June 18, 2008
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Westbound Roadway Work Complete All Staten Island-bound Lower Level Lanes Re-opened to Motorists

MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced today that the entire lower level to Staten Island is now open to motorists, ahead of the July 3rd target date. Construction on all westbound lanes has been completed and all three lanes of the roadway have been restored to normal operation and newly striped. Any further westbound lane closures will be temporary and during off-peak hours.

Press Release
June 17, 2008
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Triborough Bridge's Harlem River Lift Span Stays in Place for Painting

The sprawling three-span Triborough Bridge, which carries more than 170,000 vehicles daily to Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx, halted vehicles to and from Manhattan more than 80 times in 2007 to raise its Harlem lift span center section for passing marine traffic.  But the lifts have been temporarily suspended since the U.S.

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