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Press Release #11-29

Seth Solomonow/Montgomery Dean (212) 839-4850

NYC DOT Advises Motorists that Overnight Closure of Brooklyn Bridge to Manhattan-Bound Traffic Resumes April 4

The New York City Department of Transportation advises motorists that the Brooklyn Bridge will again be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic overnight beginning on Monday, April 4 as the agency performs necessary rehabilitation and repainting work. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained throughout the project as will the span’s pedestrian and cycling path. All work will occur during off-peak hours, when Manhattan-bound motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge or to other crossings. The overnight closures, which began last summer, will occur as the project continues through 2014. All traffic lanes will remain open during peak hours. The $508 million project to rehabilitate the span’s ramps and approaches and paint its steel components to prevent corrosion started last year and is funded in part with $30 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds.

Closure Times:

Sunday through Friday: Closures will begin at 11 p.m. and lanes will reopen at 6 a.m.

Saturday: Closure will begin at 12:01 a.m. and the lanes will reopen at 7 a.m.

Sunday: Closure will begin at 12:01 a.m. and lanes will reopen at 9 a.m.

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