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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #06-61

Contact: Kay Sarlin/ 212-442-7033
Craig Chin

DOT Announces the Reconstruction of the 145th Street Bridge Over the Harlem River

Beginning at 12:01 am on Wednesday, November 1st, the 145th Street Bridge over the Harlem River will be completely closed to traffic and pedestrians for a period of four months to reconstruct the bridge. Construction signs and Variable Message Boards displaying the closures are in place. Traffic Enforcement Agents will be posted in the area.

Detours and recommended routes are as follows:

Recommended routes for motorists in Manhattan destined for the Bronx

  • Motorists on the FDR Drive northbound and traveling north on local streets south of 125th Street should use the Willis Avenue Bridge at East 127th Street, or the Triborough Bridge (toll facility);
  • Motorists between 125th Street and 145th Street should use the Madison Avenue Bridge at West 138th Street;
  • Motorists above 145th Street should use the Macombs Dam Bridge at West 155th Street.

Recommended routes for motorists in the Bronx destined for Manhattan

  • Motorists on the Major Deegan Expressway northbound and on local streets south of 149th Street should use the Third Avenue Bridge at East 133rd Street;
  • Motorists on local streets north of 149th Street or in the north Bronx should use the Macombs Dam Bridge at East 161st Street;
  • Motorists on the southbound Major Deegan Expressway should continue to use alternate crossings such as the Third Avenue Bridge or the Triborough Bridge (toll facility).

Pedestrians and Mass Transit Riders

  • Pedestrians should use adjacent bridges - the Macombs Dam Bridge at West 155th Street, Manhattan/East 161st Street, Bronx, or the Madison Avenue Bridge at 138th Street.
  • Bus passengers using the BX 19 line will be detoured over adjacent bridges.
  • Subway passengers should have no interruption in regular service

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