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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.  

Press Release
July 24, 2013
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UPDATES PREVIOUSLY SENT ADVISORY WITH WORK CHANGED TO QUEENS-BOUND TUBE:

The Queens-bound (south) tube at the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic from 2 a.m. Saturday through 5 a.m. Monday July 27 through July 29 for necessary construction work. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use an alternate route. 

Two-way traffic will be in effect in the remaining tube for cars and NYCT buses. Commercial traffic must use an alternate route while two-way traffic is in effect.

Press Release
July 22, 2013
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One Tube At Queens Midtown Tunnel Closed July 27-29

The Queens Midtown Tunnel north tube leading into Manhattan will be closed to traffic beginning 2 a.m. Saturday, July 27 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 29 while necessary construction work is completed.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and use an alternate route into Manhattan.

Two-way traffic operation will be in effect in the remaining tube for cars and NYCT buses. Commercial traffic must use an alternate route while two-way traffic operations are in effect

Press Release
July 18, 2013
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Motorists Snapping Up MTA On-the-Go Tags: 200,000 Sold In Cash Lanes

Sales of MTA Bridges and Tunnels On-the-Go tags reached a milestone Thursday with more than 200,000 sold in cash lanes at MTA crossings, as even occasional drivers and vacationers are discovering the convenience of buying the tags at toll booths.

“It’s clear that drivers, including occasional travelers and vacationers, are embracing the ease and convenience of buying a pre-packaged E-ZPass On-the-Go tag, which allows them to save both time and money at MTA crossings,” said Bridges and Tunnels President Jim Ferrara.

Press Release
July 16, 2013
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Intermittent Closures At Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem Lift Span Friday July 19

There will be intermittent, full closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River lift span on Fri., July 19 between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. for scheduled maintenance.

The closures will last approximately 15-20 minutes. Motorists may experience delays and should use an alternate route.

 

Press Release
July 11, 2013
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WEEKEND THROGS NECK BRIDGE WORK CANCELLED

Weekend construction work to begin replacing 67,000-square-feet of binder and asphalt overlay on the Queens-bound Throgs Neck Bridge is canceled due to unsuitable weather forecasts.

The work, which is scheduled to be done over a total of six weekends, will be rescheduled. 

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