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Press Release
November 13, 2015
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RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Traffic Shifts to Temporary E 125 Street Exit Ramp

Beginning tonight, Friday, November 13, Manhattan-bound traffic exiting from Robert F. Kennedy Bridge to E.125 Street, will be shifted onto a temporary ramp to allow for demolition and reconstruction of the original ramp originally built in the mid-1930s.

Press Release
November 10, 2015
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Queens Midtown Tunnel Turns 75

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is celebrating 75 years of the Queens Midtown Tunnel this weekend, three years after the only under-river link for Manhattan and Queens drivers closed for the first time due to extensive flooding in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

To mark the milestone, a selection of rarely seen vintage photos from the construction of the tunnel and other MTA Bridges and Tunnels structures has been posted on the MTA Flickr page. These photos are typically available only by appointment with the agency’s archivist.

Press Release
October 30, 2015
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RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Intermittent, Full Closures

There will be intermittent, full closures of 15 minutes at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span on Tuesday, November 3 between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. for ongoing construction related to the replacement of the 125th Street on and off-Bound ramps.

Press Release
October 27, 2015
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Closed for TSC NYC Marathon Sun., Nov. 1

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, Nov. 1 between 7 a.m. and approximately 3 p.m. for the TSC New York City Marathon. Motorists traveling to Brooklyn or Staten Island via the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge must use alternate routes.

Press Release
October 22, 2015
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Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Tube Closure

The westbound tube at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel will be closed from 9:30 p.m. Friday, October 23 through 9:30 p.m. Saturday, October 24 as part of the ongoing four-year, $282.5 million Sandy repair project.

One lane will operate in each direction in the remaining tube. Motorists may experience delays. This work is weather dependent and may be canceled if it rains.

The Sandy repair project includes replacing multiple systems that were damaged in 2012 from Superstorm Sandy including the entire traffic control and communications, lighting, drainage pump and fire line systems.

Press Release
October 7, 2015
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New Traffic Pattern In Place At Manhattan-bound Henry Hudson Bridge

A new traffic pattern is in place at the Manhattan-bound Henry Hudson Bridge as part of MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ $8.9 million Capital project to install overhead Open Road Tolling (ORT) steel gantries on the Manhattan-bound and Bronx-bound toll plazas.

The construction zone was recently shifted into the center lane where contractor El Sol is making full-depth, asphalt and concrete repairs and readying the roadway for the conduits needed to install roadway sensors that are used in the ORT system.

Press Release
October 7, 2015
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Brooklyn-bound Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Nightly This Sunday to Wednesday

The Brooklyn-bound (north) side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic nightly from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sun., Oct. 11 through Wed., Oct. 14 to allow for setting of the steel on the new Rockaway Point Boulevard overpass.

The work is dependent on good weather and may be canceled in the event of rain.

All north-bound traffic will be detoured each night to the Cross Bay Veteran Memorial Bridge between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., with the exception of the Q35 bus, which will continue to operate along its normal route.

Press Release
October 7, 2015
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Hugh L Carey Tunnel Tube Closure

One tube at the Hugh L Carey Tunnel will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9 through 7 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 10 as part of the four-year, $282.5 million Sandy repair project.

One lane will operate in each direction in the remaining tube. Motorists may experience delays. This work is weather dependent and may be canceled if it rains.

The Sandy repair project includes replacing multiple systems that were damaged in the 2012 Superstorm Sandy event including the entire traffic control and communications, lighting, drainage pump and fire line systems.

Press Release
October 6, 2015
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RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Will Have Intermittent Closures This Friday

There will be intermittent, full closures in both directions at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span on Fri., Oct. 9 between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. for maintenance work.

Each closure will last approximately 15-20 minutes. Motorists will experience delays and should consider an alternate route.

Press Release
October 1, 2015
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Brooklyn-bound Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Nightly Sun. Oct. 4 through Sat. Oct. 10

The Brooklyn-bound (north) side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic nightly from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sun., Oct. 4 through Sat., Oct. 10 to allow for setting of the steel on the new Rockaway Point Boulevard overpass.

The work is dependent on good weather and may be canceled in the event of rain.

All north-bound traffic will be detoured each night to the Cross Bay Veteran Memorial Bridge between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., with the exception of the Q35 bus, which will continue to operate along its normal route.

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