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Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – September 7-8

Friday, September 6, 2013

The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am Saturday until 6 am Monday. Motorists should use the Hugh L. Carey (Brooklyn Battery) Tunnel, Williamsburg Bridge, RFK Bridge or Queens Midtown Tunnel, into Manhattan. Throughout this closure the Manhattan Bridge will accommodate 5 lanes of traffic inbound/westbound and two lanes outbound/eastbound.

The northbound Brooklyn Queens Expressway will be closed from Exit 28A (Cadman Plaza West) to Exit 29A (Manhattan Bridge/Nassau Street) from 1 am to 6 am on Saturday, 2 am to 7 am on Sunday, and 12:01 am to 4 am on Monday. Motorists should plan alternate routes or follow posted detours at the Atlantic Avenue exit, and consider the Hugh L. Carey (Brooklyn Battery) Tunnel for best access to Manhattan. The Hamilton Avenue and Atlantic Avenue entrances to the northbound BQE also will be closed during these hours. These closures will facilitate the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Bridge’s York Street arch structure in Brooklyn.

The Union Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal will be closed on Saturday from 7 am to 2 pm to facilitate deck repairs.

The Outerbridge Crossing will be closed in both directions between 10 pm to 5 am Monday nights through Friday mornings and from 11:59 pm Friday to 7 am on Saturdays through October to facilitate Port Authority roadway repairs and paving. Motorists should plan alternate routes or follow posted detours to the Goethals Bridge.

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