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Press Release
September 5, 2013
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Throgs Neck Bridge Weekend Work: Sept. 6-9 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, Sept. 6 through 5 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9 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.

Press Release
September 5, 2013
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MTA Bridges and Tunnels Reminds Drivers School Opens Next Week: Drive Safely

MTA Bridges and Tunnels kicks off its annual September safety campaign with posters and electronic signs at its seven bridges and two tunnels reminding motorists that schools open in New York City next week and to drive with caution.

Press Release
August 27, 2013
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Henry Hudson Bridge Bronx-bound Will Have Full Bridge Closures Overnight Aug. 28-29

The Henry Hudson Bridge’s upper level Bronx-bound will have intermittent closures overnight on Wednesday, Aug. 28 and Thursday, Aug. 29 while crews install two overhead steel sign gantries.

The closures will take place intermittently between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. and last for approximately 15 minutes. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use an alternate route if possible. The rain date is Friday, Aug. 30.

Press Release
August 23, 2013
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One Lane Closed Manhattan-bound Henry Hudson Parkway Aug. 28-29

One lane on the Manhattan-bound Henry Hudson Parkway from the Kappock Street entrance to the bridge will be closed Wed. Aug. 28 and Thurs., Aug. 29 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for necessary construction work.

Motorists should expect delays and allow extra travel time during these hours. One parkway lane will remain open.

Press Release
August 15, 2013
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Throgs Neck Bridge Weekend Work: Aug. 16-19 Queens-bound Lane Closures

One Queens-bound lane closed from toll plaza across the Throgs Neck Bridge 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16 through 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 19.  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.

Work is dependent on good weather.

Press Release
August 14, 2013
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Henry Hudson Bridge Kappock Street Exit Closed Aug. 19-21 During Daytime For Paving Work

The Kappock Street exit from the Bronx-bound upper level of the Henry Hudson Bridge will be closed Mon., Aug. 19, Tue., Aug 20, and Wed., Aug. 21 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. for milling, paving and restriping work.

Motorists should follow detour signs or use the 232nd or 235th Street exits.

Press Release
August 13, 2013
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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s 14th Avenue Exit Ramp Closed Weekend Aug. 17-19

The 14th Avenue exit ramp off the Queens-bound Bronx-Whitestone Bridge will be closed the weekend of Aug. 17-19 for necessary construction. Motorists should use the 20th Avenue exit instead.

The ramp will close at 6 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 and reopen by 5 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19.

Press Release
August 2, 2013
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Henry Hudson Bridge Upper Level Lane Closure Lifted Three Months Ahead of Schedule

Roadway work on the $32 million rehabilitation project to replace the original 1930’s-era steel curb stringers on the Bronx-bound upper level of the Henry Hudson Bridge has been completed three months ahead of schedule, lifting the permanent lane closure that has been in place since May 2011.

Miscellaneous work, including installing two new steel sign gantries, painting and removal of a work platform, is still going on and off-peak lane closures may still occur but the roadway work that resulted in the permanent lane closure was lifted July 31st

Press Release
August 2, 2013
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Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Closed Overnight Friday, Aug. 9 for Biennial Inspection

The RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span will be closed to all traffic Fri. Aug. 9 between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. while a biennial inspection is conducted. Motorists must use an alternate route.

The inspection will be looking at one of the bearing assemblies, which are key components in lifting the 310-foot section of the span. This requires a full five-hour closure since the span must remain in the lifted position during the inspection.

Press Release
July 30, 2013
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New Toll Plaza Configuration At Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens-Bound Toll Plaza Begins Mon., Aug. 12

In an effort to improve traffic flow, a new toll plaza configuration is going into effect at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s Queens-Bound (southbound) toll plaza, with cash lanes moving to the right side of the plaza only. Under the old configuration there were cash lanes on either side of the toll plaza.

The change, which goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. on Mon., Aug. 12, was made after MTA Bridges and Tunnels Traffic Engineers and Operations personnel analyzed traffic flow and concluded that grouping cash lanes to the right side of the plaza would maximize toll plaza efficiency.  

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