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Henry Hudson Bridge Toll Plaza Lane Merge Completed

Henry Hudson Bridge Toll Plaza Lane Merge Completed

Motorists traveling through the Manhattan-bound Henry Hudson Bridge toll plaza are enjoying improved traffic flow after two narrow toll lanes were combined into one wider lane.

The photographs included here show the work as it progressed during the two-week period from March 24 to April 7, when the new wider toll lane was reopened to traffic. The two toll lanes that were combined were under 10-feet wide and now make up one 11-foot-6-inch lane with striped buffers on either side.

The new wider lane gives drivers a seamless transition from the bridge, through the toll plaza and onto the Henry Hudson Parkway.

The work was done in-house and involved a number of MTA Bridges and Tunnels’ personnel, including Facility Engineering & Construction, Traffic Engineering, Toll Systems Maintenance, Facility Operations Management, Special Operations and Central Maintenance North’s Day and Night crews.  It included removing the concrete island from the lanes, repositioning and reinstalling toll lane equipment into the new wider lane and then pouring, paving, smoothing and re-striping the lane.

To see more photos, follow the link to MTA's  Flickr page.

 

Lower Level Toll Plaza Before Work
Lower Level Toll Plaza before work
Pouring new concrete
Pouring new concrete
Crews smooth new concrete
Crews smooth new concrete
Getting ready to demolish island
Getting ready to demolish island
Crews removing steel curb
Crews removing steel curb