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Press Release
March 14, 2014
SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY: RFK Bridge Manhattan/Queens Ramp Full Intermittent Closures Overnight For Two Weeks Beginning Thurs. March 20

There will be multiple, intermittent closures of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge ramp leading from Manhattan to Queens nightly between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for approximately two weeks from Thurs., March 20 through Fri., April 4.

The closures will last from 5-10 minutes and are necessary for the installation of new steel beams. All work is dependent on good weather.

The work is part of the $50 million design/build project to reconstruct the 54,000-square-foot ramp, constructed in 1967. The 26-month project also includes removing the old concrete deck, replacing the steel support stringers and adding a new concrete deck.

The project began in June 2012 and is being done by contractor Halmar International and its design partner, Hardesty & Hanover. LiRo Engineers, Inc. is the construction manager. Work is expected to be completed this fall.