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Press Release
June 12, 2017
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Governor Cuomo Orders Acceleration of Construction on Bridges and Tunnels in Anticipation of Added Traffic Due to Amtrak Emergency Repair Work

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has ordered an acceleration of the construction on MTA bridges and tunnels to mitigate the effects of additional vehicles on the road caused by Amtrak's emergency repair work this summer. This aggressive schedule ensures major construction projects will be completed by July 8 to reduce vehicular congestion during Amtrak's extended period of widespread reduced service. Governor Cuomo's order will mean that all major commuting crossings will be cashless and all lanes will be open during the daytime.

Press Release
June 5, 2017
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Lift Tests at RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Scheduled for Early Morning 6/7, 6/8, and 6/9

Intermittent, full closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span are scheduled on Wednesday, June 7, Thursday, June 8, and Friday, June 9, from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. for maintenance work.

Each closure lasts approximately 20 minutes. Motorists may experience delays and should consider an alternate route.

Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at www.mta.info and check the Bridges and Tunnels homepage or Facebook page for the latest information on this planned work.

Press Release
June 2, 2017
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Governor Cuomo Announces Robert F. Kennedy Bridge to Begin Cashless Tolling June 15

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced cashless tolling will begin on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge on June 15. Implementing cashless tolling on the RFK Bridge will reduce congestion and improve travel for motorists in time for the summer travel season. As part of the transition to a more convenient and cost effective way to travel New York’s crossings, the Governor is encouraging all commuters to sign up for an E-ZPass and save on tolls across the state, including 30 to 50 percent at all MTA bridges and tunnels in New York City.

Press Release
May 29, 2017
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Lift Tests at RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Scheduled for Early Morning 5/31, 6/1, and 6/2

Intermittent, full closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span are scheduled on Wednesday, May 31, Thursday, June 1, and June 2, from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. for maintenance work.

Each closure lasts approximately 20 minutes. Motorists may experience delays and should consider an alternate route.

Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at www.mta.info and check the Bridges and Tunnels homepage or Facebook page for the latest information on this planned work.

Press Release
May 22, 2017
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Lift Tests at RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Scheduled for Early Wednesday

Intermittent, full closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span are scheduled on Wednesday, May 24, from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. for maintenance work.

Each closure lasts approximately 20 minutes. Motorists may experience delays and should consider an alternate route.

Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at www.mta.info and check the Bridges and Tunnels homepage or Facebook page for the latest information on this planned work.

Press Release
May 19, 2017
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Hugh L Carey Tunnel Brooklyn Plaza Roadway Restoration Work Zone Shift

Starting Monday, May 22, 2017, there will be a shift in the work zone for the roadway restoration work of the old Brooklyn toll plaza at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. The work zone will shift from the west side of the plaza to the center lanes and will require full closures of individual tunnel approach lanes and exits for approximately three weeks.

Press Release
May 9, 2017
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Intermittent Closures of Manhattan Bound RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Scheduled for Early Thursday

Intermittent, full closures on the Manhattan bound side of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span are scheduled for Thursday, May 11, from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m. for installation of a large gantry structure.

Each closure lasts approximately 15 minutes. Motorists should allow additional travel time or consider an alternate route.

Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at www.mta.info and check the Bridges and Tunnels homepage or Facebook page for the latest information on this planned work.

Press Release
May 4, 2017
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Staten Island-bound Lower Level Closure for Annual Five Boro Bike Tour

The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed from 12:01 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 7 for the annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour. The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event.

Motorists should expect delays and allow extra travel time. To hear information about all the Verrazano- Narrow Bridge bike tour closures, call 718 556-8010.

Press Release
April 29, 2017
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Governor Cuomo Announces Cashless Tolling Begins on Rockaway Bridges

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that cashless tolling will begin on the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Cross Bay Veterans Bridges starting at 3 a.m. on Sunday, April 30th. Cashless tolling will reduce congestion and improve travel time at Rockaway’s major crossings ahead of the region’s summer travel season. Starting tomorrow, cash and metal tokens will no longer be accepted at either bridge and commuters with leftover bridge tokens are encouraged to transition to E-Z Pass and will be eligible to redeem their tokens for a refund.

Press Release
April 27, 2017
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Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Toll Plaza Weekend Lane Closures Start April 28th

Two lanes will be closed northbound (Bronx bound) at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge toll plaza, from 10pm Friday, April 28 through 8:00am Saturday, April 29. Two lanes will also be closed Southbound (Queens bound) at the toll plaza from 10pm, Saturday, April 29 through 8:00am, Sunday, April 30. One lane will be open in both directions during these periods.

This work will continue for several more weekends through May, in order to perform necessary roadway reconstruction on the Bronx side of the bridge.

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