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Press Release
October 28, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Closed for ING NYC Marathon Sun., Nov. 3
Upper Level closures begin Sat., Nov. 2 at 11 PM

The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed to all vehicular traffic on Sunday, Nov. 3 between 7 a.m. and approximately 3 p.m. for the ING New York City Marathon. Motorists traveling to Brooklyn or Staten Island via the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge must use alternate routes.

In addition, on Saturday, Nov. 2 the upper level of the bridge will be closed to traffic in both directions beginning at 11 p.m. to allow for roadway preparation in advance of the race. Vehicles containing hazardous materials will not be permitted to cross the bridge in either direction once that closure takes place.

The Bay Street and Lily Pond Avenue exits in Staten Island will close at 3 a.m. on Sun., Nov. 3 and reopen at around 3 p.m.  

Motorists can call the Verrazano-Narrows Marathon Traffic Hotline at 718 556-8010 to hear information about the closures.

Those who need help finding an alternate route should call 511 or visit the website at 511NY.org. For other marathon-related roadway closures throughout the city, call the NYC hotline at 311.