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Press Release
August 12, 2014
IMMEDIATE
UPDATED: THIS WORK HAS BEEN CANCELED
Hazardous Material and Over Height Vehicles Must Use Alternate Routes During Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Nighttime Upper Level Closures Next Week
The upper level will be closed Mon. Aug. 11 through Fri., Aug. 15 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. eastbound to Brooklyn and 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. westbound to Staten Island. On Saturday, it will reopen at 8 a.m. 
The closures will have little impact on motorists since the lower level, which is normally closed at night, will remain open. 
Commercial vehicles carrying hazardous materials and those that are more than 13-feet-6-inches tall will not be permitted to cross the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in either direction during nighttime upper level closures next week. These vehicles must use alternate routes.
In addition to hazardous material and over height vehicles, trucks that are more than 
17-feet-wide will not be permitted to cross the lower level westbound into Staten Island during the full upper level closures. 
There is no restriction on over-wide vehicles on the lower level heading into Brooklyn.