MTA Press Releases

Press Release
October 17, 2018
Traffic Diverted at Three MTA Crossings Sunday for Bike MS 2018

The Bike MS 2018 event on Sunday, October 21st will impact motorists who normally use the MTA’s Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, Henry Hudson Bridge and Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. Although the race will not result in the closure of any bridge or tunnel, several exit and entrance ramps will be impacted.

Motorists should be aware of the closures and use alternate routes if possible.

Henry Hudson Bridge

7 a.m. to Noon: There will be no access to the southbound Henry Hudson Bridge heading into Manhattan.

Hugh L. Carey Tunnel

6:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: All traffic exiting the tunnel in Manhattan will be detoured northbound onto West Street or through the Trinity Place exit, which will remain open. The Battery Park underpass to the FDR Drive and southbound West Street will be closed.

RFK Bridge

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.: Traffic will not be able to access the RFK Bridge from the northbound FDR Drive as cyclists make their way to the Harlem River Drive from the FDR. In addition, traffic exiting the RFK Harlem River lift span at 125th Street will not be able to access the entrance to the Harlem River Drive.

Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at and check the Bridges and Tunnels homepage or Facebook page for the latest information.