Motorists: Know Before You Go on Sunday During Bike Tour
April 29th, 2014
The MTA is getting ready for Sunday's TD Five-Boro Bike Tour and motorists should be ready, too, with some bridge closures around the area. With more than 30,000 cyclists from around the region and beyond there will be some delays during the Sunday event.
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 4. 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 Bridge will include:
• Brooklyn-bound lower level of the bridge from 12:01 a.m. until 8 a.m. After 8 a.m. two of three lanes will be open.
• The Bay Street exit from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• BQE approach (I-278 West) to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
• The 92nd Street entrance ramp to the westbound lower level of the bridge from approximately 12:01 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (Formerly Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel)
In addition, traffic exiting the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel in Brooklyn will be diverted to Hamilton Avenue between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Robert F. Kennedy Bridge
The ramp to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge from the FDR Drive will be closed between 8 a.m. and noon. All Manhattan-bound traffic must exit at 125th Street.
For more information, visit the MTA's event day service page.