MTA Press Releases

Press Release
March 13, 2018
Rockaway-bound Marine Parkway Bridge Closed Overnight: March 15 – 16
Q35 Bus is Exception

The Rockaway-bound (south) side of the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be closed to traffic during overnight hours from 11pm on Thursday, March 15 through 5am Friday morning, March 16. The closure is needed in order to perform necessary electrical and mechanical maintenance work on the bridge.

During the closure, all south-bound traffic will be detoured to the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge during the bridge closure hours. The exception is Q35 bus, which will maintain normal route under facility escort on both nights. Signs will be in place advising motorists of the closure and detour coming off the bridge.

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 on this planned work.