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Press Release
October 4, 2011
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Queens Firm Awarded $50 Million Contract For Second Phase Of Verrazano-Narrows Toll Plaza Improvement Project Contract Under Budget; 20 Percent of Work To Minority and Women Subcontractors

MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced the award of a $50 million contract to a Queens construction firm for the final phase of the Verrazano-Narrows toll plaza improvement project. The work includes removing the remaining three unused eastbound toll booths, improvements to the entrance and exit ramps and rehabilitation of the eastbound toll plaza.

Press Release
September 29, 2011
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E-ZPass On The Go Sales Hit 5,000 Mark In Cash Lanes At Henry Hudson Bridge

Three months after a pilot program to sell E-ZPass On The Go in cash lanes at the Henry Hudson Bridge began more than 5,000 electronic tags have been sold, proving that customers love the ease of using E-ZPass.

"We're pleased that people are embracing the convenience of E-ZPass, which in the long run is a win-win for everyone," said MTA Bridges and Tunnels President Jim Ferrara. "It helps motorists save time and money, helps us keep traffic moving, and helps the environment by reducing emissions from idling vehicles."

Press Release
September 28, 2011
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SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Bike MS 2011 Event Sun., Oct. 2nd Means Traffic Diversions At Henry Hudson, Robert F. Kennedy Bridges And Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel

The Bike MS 2011 is being held on Sunday, Oct. 2nd. Closures will be in effect that may impact motorists who normally use the MTA's Robert F. Kennedy, Henry Hudson and Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel facilities.

Henry Hudson
7 a.m. to Noon: Closures of the Henry Hudson Parkway between the Mosholu Parkway to the bridge and Dyckman Street south to Battery Park via the West Side Highway means that drivers will not be able to access the bridge from the parkway.

Press Release
September 21, 2011
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Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Closed Both Directions For "Tunnels to Towers" Run Sun., Sept. 25th From 8 AM to 3 PM Partial Closures Begin Sat., 9/24 at 11 PM

The Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will be closed to all traffic on Sunday, Sept., 25th between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. for the 10th annual Stephen Siller "Tunnel to Towers" Run, commemorating the FDNY firefighter's run through the tunnel to the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Motorists are advised to use alternate routes.

In addition, both lanes in the Manhattan-bound tube will be closed beginning 11 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24th. Two-way traffic operations will be in place in the Brooklyn-bound tube at this time.

Press Release
September 14, 2011
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Special Traffic Advisory Intermittent Closures At Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's

Harlem Lift Span Fri., Sept. 16th Between 12:01 AM To 5 AM

There will be intermittent, 15-minute full bridge closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River lift span on Fri., Sept. 16th between 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. for scheduled maintenance.

Motorists may experience delays during these closures and should seek alternate routes.

Press Release
September 8, 2011
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Closures And Detours In And Around Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel Will Be In Place For 9/11 10th Anniversary Weekend Beginning 12:01 A.M. Sat., Sept. 10th Through 5 A.M. Mon., Sept. 12th

Beginning 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10th through the start of the morning rush at 5 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 12th motorists entering or exiting the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel should expect delays, closures and detours due  to scheduled 9/11 10th anniversary events, which includes a visit to the World Trade Center site from President Obama.

Press Release
September 1, 2011
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Construction Of New $12.4 Million Southbound Harlem River Drive Ramp To Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Begins In September

The Harlem River Drive southbound ramp leading onto the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge will be closed beginning Sept. 12th through the end of the year as part of a nearly $12.4 million Capital Construction project to replace the nearly 50-year-old ramp. A temporary ramp will be constructed in its place, giving motorists access to the RFK Bridge ramp at 125th Street after a brief detour through local streets.

Press Release
September 1, 2011
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Suspends Routine Maintenance Work For Labor Day Weekend Beginning Friday, Sept. 2nd At Noon

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine maintenance work at its seven bridges and two tunnels beginning Noon Fri., Sept. 2nd through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, Sept. 6th to help smooth travel for those hitting the road for the Labor Day weekend.

In 2010, a total of nearly 3.1 million vehicles used MTA crossings over the Labor Day holiday from Friday through Monday.

Press Release
August 16, 2011
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Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Full Closure On Thurs., Aug. 18th

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge's Harlem River Lift span will be closed in both directions to vehicular traffic on Thursday, August 18th at approximately 2 p.m. for about 15 minutes to allow for passage of marine traffic.

This closure, which is required under U.S. Coast Guard rules, will affect all vehicular traffic going into and out of Manhattan via the RFK Bridge.

Motorists may want to seek an alternate route during this time to avoid delays.

Press Release
August 10, 2011
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Modified Traffic Pattern At Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Begins Saturday, August 13th As Bronx Approach Roadway Deck Replacement Work Continues

A modified traffic pattern on the Bronx side of the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will begin Saturday, August 13th as rehabilitation work on the bridge's Bronx approach roadway continues.
This lane shift will move the work zone over one lane to allow contractors to begin work on another section of the Bronx approach. The lane configuration will remain the same with three lanes to the Bronx in the morning from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m., and three traffic lanes to Queens from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on weekends.

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