MTA Press Releases

Press Release
July 23, 2020
Throgs Neck Bridge Milling and Paving Work 7/24-7/27
Queens-Bound Lane Closures Through the Weekend

To accommodate and roadway milling and paving operation at the Throgs Neck Bridge, up to two Queens-bound lanes will be closed this weekend starting Friday, July 24 at 10 p.m. through Monday, July 27 at 5 a.m. At least one lane will remain open to Queens-bound traffic at all times. Bronx-bound lanes are unaffected.

Weekend work requires the following lane closures:

  • One Queens-bound lane will be closed around-the clock, from 10 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday.
  • A second Queens-bound lane will be closed on Friday and Saturday nights, from 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. and on Sunday into Monday from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The paving work entails replacing a total of 20,000-square-feet of binder and protective asphalt overlay over a several weekends throughout the summer and fall. This work is heavily dependent on suitable weather and can not be performed in rainy conditions or extreme humidity.

The Bronx-Whitestone and the Robert F. Kennedy bridges may be used as alternate routes. 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.