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Press Release
December 3, 2013
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Six Lanes Available At Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s Queens Approach Roadway During Peak Drive Times To Ease Holiday Traffic

MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced Tuesday that all six roadway lanes at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s Queens approach will be open for the next month to ease traffic during peak holiday travel time.  

Press Release
November 26, 2013
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New Toll Plaza Configuration At Throgs Neck Bridge Begins Mon., Dec. 9

Cash lanes at the Queens-bound Throgs Neck Bridge will be moved to the right side of the plaza beginning Monday, Dec. 9. This new traffic configuration is being put in place in an effort to improve traffic flow at the toll plaza.

After a similar change was made in August at the Bronx-Whitestone Queens-bound plaza, MTA Bridges and Tunnels Traffic Engineers and Operations personnel concluded that grouping cash lanes to the right side of the plaza could maximize toll plaza efficiency at the Throgs Neck Bridge as well.

Press Release
November 22, 2013
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Routine Construction Suspended at MTA Crossings for Thanksgiving Holiday
To ease travel for its customers this Thanksgiving, routine maintenance and temporary construction work at all MTA Bridges and Tunnels crossings will be suspended beginning Noon on Wed., Nov.27th through early Monday morning, Dec. 2nd.
Press Release
November 18, 2013
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250,000 Drivers Buy Convenient MTA E-ZPass On-the-Go Tags

MTA Bridges and Tunnels reached a milestone as the 250,000th E-ZPass On-the-Go tag was sold in a toll plaza cash lane at one of its seven bridges and two tunnels. The sale means a quarter of a million drivers have used the new option to switch to the savings and convenience of E-ZPass instead of fumbling for cash and change at tollbooths.

Press Release
November 12, 2013
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One Tube Closed At Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Next Two Weekends
One tube at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel will be closed the next two weekends from 9 p.m. Fri., through 5 a.m. Monday as part of the 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
November 8, 2013
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RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Intermittent Closures Overnight Friday, Nov. 15

The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span will have intermittent closures of up to 20 minutes Fri., Nov. 15 between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. for maintenance and biennial inspections.

Motorists should expect delays and use an alternate route if possible. Each closure is expected to last between 15 and 20 minutes.

Press Release
October 28, 2013
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Closed for ING NYC Marathon Sun., Nov. 3

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, Nov. 3 between 7 a.m. and approximately 3 p.m. for the ING New York City Marathon. Motorists traveling to Brooklyn or Staten Island via the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge must use alternate routes.

Press Release
October 22, 2013
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One Tube At Queens Midtown Tunnel Closed Oct. 26-28

One tube at the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed all weekend beginning at 1 a.m. Sat., Oct. 26 through 5 a.m. Mon., Oct.28 while necessary construction work is completed.

In addition, the Downtown Manhattan exit ramp will be closed beginning 7 p.m. Friday. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use an alternate route into Manhattan.

Press Release
October 20, 2013
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Officer Critically Injured At Verrazano-Narrows

Shortly before 8 a.m. on Sun., Oct. 20 a 10-year veteran officer at MTA Bridges and Tunnels was struck by a vehicle and critically injured at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge while reopening the lower level roadway to traffic.

Bridge and Tunnel Officer Thomas Choi had parked his wrecker truck near the entrance to the Brooklyn-bound lower level of the bridge near the facility administration building when he was struck by a Nissan Maxima with New Jersey plates at around 7:45 a.m.

Press Release
October 17, 2013
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Throgs Neck Bridge Weekend Work: Oct. 18-21: Queens-bound lane closures

One Queens-bound lane at the Throgs Neck Bridge will be closed from the toll plaza across bridge beginning 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18 through 5 a.m. Monday, Oct.21 for binder and asphalt replacement work.

An additional Queens-bound lane will be closed during overnight hours. The closures are necessary to accommodate ongoing work to replace 67,000-square-feet of binder and asphalt overlay that has become uneven.

Motorists should use Bronx-Whitestone Bridge or RFK Bridge as an alternate.

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