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Press Release
June 8, 2015
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RFK Bridge Harlem River Lift Span Full Closure

There will be a full closure of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span on Fri., June 12 between 12:01 a.m. and 5 a.m. for a biennial inspection.

Motorists should use an alternate route and allow extra travel time.

Press Release
June 4, 2015
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Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Will Be Closed Overnight June 18-19

The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be fully closed to traffic from 11 p.m. Thurs., June 18 until 5 a.m. Fri., June 19. All traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge during these hours.

Electronic signs will be placed along the Belt Parkway and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn and along Rockaway Point Boulevard and Beach Channel Drive in the Rockaways, notifying motorists to use the Cross Bay Veterans Bridge.

Press Release
June 3, 2015
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Queens Midtown Tunnel Queens-bound Tube Closed This Weekend

The Queens-bound (south) tube at the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic from 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 5 through 5:30 a.m. Monday, June 8 for removal of ceiling panels damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

Motorists should allow extra travel time and use an alternate route if possible.

The work requires a total of six, non-consecutive weekend-long tube closures of the Queens-bound tube. This is the second weekend closure.

Press Release
June 2, 2015
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A Dozen Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatched and Banded High Atop 3 MTA Bridges

Twelve new peregrine falcon chicks with a unique nursery that includes an awesome 360-degree view of the city skyline were recently banded at the Verrazano-Narrows, Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial and Throgs Neck bridges.

Press Release
May 26, 2015
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Queens Midtown Tunnel Queens-bound Tube Closed This Weekend

The Queens-bound (south) tube at the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic from 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 29 through 5:30 a.m. Monday, June 1 for removal of ceiling panels damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

Motorists should allow extra travel time and use an alternate route if possible.

Press Release
May 11, 2015
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Staten Island Company Awarded $1.9 Million Small Business Mentoring Contract For Queens Midtown Tunnel Sandy Work

MTA Bridges and Tunnels announced today that a Staten Island construction firm has been awarded a $1.9 million contract under MTA’s Small Business Mentoring Program to remove damaged ceiling panels at the Queens Midtown Tunnel.

Press Release
May 8, 2015
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Bronx-Whitestone Queens Approach Reconstruction Project Completed With Reopening of Third Avenue Exit

MTA Bridges and Tunnels said Friday that the Third Avenue exit, which had been closed to allow for construction since January 2013, is now open with only minor work remaining at the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge Queens approach. The $109 million Capital project to reconstruct and rehabilitate the approach roadway and its supporting structure reached substantial completion on schedule this past January.  

Press Release
April 30, 2015
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MTA E-ZPass Reaches Major Milestone With Half-Million E-ZPass On-the-Go Tags Sold

Sales of MTA Bridges and Tunnels' popular On-the-Go tags in cash lanes reached a major milestone with the purchase of the 500,000th tag since the program began in 2011, as new signs at toll plazas showing the substantial discounts available for E-ZPass customers have spurred sales of the popular tags. “This shows that efforts to get people to switch to E-ZPass and maximize their toll dollars are working,” said MTA Bridges President James Ferrara.

Press Release
April 28, 2015
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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 2 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 3 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 212 360-3000.

Other closings at the Verrazano-Narrows will include:

Press Release
April 24, 2015
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First of Three Construction Projects That Will Lead To Removal Of Henry Hudson Bridge Toll Plazas Set To Begin

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will begin work on the first of three Capital Improvement construction projects at the Henry Hudson Bridge that will result in the removal of the 1930s-era toll plazas beginning in 2017.

The projects, to be done consecutively, include the installation of Open Road Tolling (ORT) gantry-based equipment on both the upper and lower levels of the bridge; in-depth integrated equipment testing of the ORT system; and the removal of the concrete islands and toll booths from both the upper and lower levels of the bridge.

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