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Press Release
June 4, 2013
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Six Peregrine Falcon Chicks Hatch High Atop Two MTA Bridges

TwoSix peregrine falcon chicks, hatched last month high atop two MTA bridges, were recently banded as part of the state nesting program. Three chicks were born at Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge and three at Throgs Neck Bridge.

Press Release
May 31, 2013
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Verrazano-Narrows Toll Plaza Improvement Project Moves Forward As New Narrows Road South Ramp Opens June 8

A new entrance ramp from Narrows Road South, leading onto the Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, will open June 8 as part of the $50 million toll plaza improvement project.

Press Release
May 22, 2013
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Routine Maintenance Work Suspended Over Memorial Day Weekend

 

MTA Bridges and Tunnels will suspend all routine maintenance work beginning 1 p.m. on Friday, May 24 through the end of the morning rush on Tuesday, May 28 to accommodate motorists traveling over the Memorial Day weekend.

 

Press Release
May 17, 2013
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Year-Long Lane Closure At Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s Queens Approach Begins June 1st

The next phase of work in the $109 million Bronx-Whitestone Bridge’s Queens approach project is scheduled to begin, requiring an around-the-clock closure of one approach roadway lane for approximately a year.

 

The new traffic pattern is scheduled to go into effect on Saturday, June 1 and will be in place for the first weekday morning rush on Mon., June 3.

 

Press Release
May 14, 2013
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Overnight Closures at Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem Lift Span and the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge Pedestrian Walkway

Scheduled maintenance work will result in overnight closures at the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge’s Harlem River Lift Span and the pedestrian walkway at Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge.

 

Work at the RFK Harlem River Lift Span will take place Friday, May 17 between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. The work will result in intermittent, full closures of the bridge in both directions for up to 15 minutes at a time. Motorists should expect delays and use an alternate route.

Press Release
May 6, 2013
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Overnight Lane Closures Approaching Brooklyn-bound Verrazano-Narrows Toll Plaza Nightly May 9-11 and May 13-16

Several lanes leading into the Brooklyn-bound (eastbound) Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll plaza will be closed overnight May 9-11 and May 13-16 while new drainage systems and electrical conduits are installed. There will be no lane closures on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12.

 

The work will take place in the area from Fingerboard Road Bridge to the Brooklyn-bound toll plaza. The schedule is as follows:

 

Press Release
May 3, 2013
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Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Will Have One Tube Closed Overnight For Next Three Weeks

One tube at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel will be closed overnight for the next three weeks beginning Monday May 6 for continuing repair work from Superstorm Sandy.

 

Motorists should allow extra time when traveling into or out of Manhattan.

 

One tube will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. through 5 a.m. Monday night through Friday morning from May 5th through the morning of May 24th.  

 

The remaining tube will have one lane operating in either direction.

 

Press Release
April 29, 2013
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Verrazano-Narrows Bridge’s Staten Island-bound Lower Level Will Close For 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 5 for the annual TD Bank 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 bike tour closures, call 212 360-3000.

 

Other closings at the Verrazano-Narrows include:

Press Release
April 17, 2013
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One Tube Closed This Weekend At Both Hugh L. Carey And Queens Midtown Tunnels

One tube at both the Queens Midtown Tunnel and Hugh L. Carey Tunnel will be closed this weekend for the continuation of post-Sandy repairs and other construction work. Motorists are cautioned to expect delays and allow extra time when traveling into or out of Manhattan.

 

Press Release
April 10, 2013
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One Tube At Queens Midtown Tunnel This Weekend

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 April 13 through April 15 for repairs related to Superstorm Sandy.

 

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.

 

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

 

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