2009-06-24 / Features

Throgs Neck Bridge Construction Starts July 16

Photo MTABTA Throgs Neck Bridge, view toward Queens. Photo MTABTA Throgs Neck Bridge, view toward Queens. Bronx-bound motorists should be aware that the Cross Island Parkway (CIP) ramp leading vehicles onto the Throgs Neck Bridge from Queens and Long Island will close for approximately five weeks starting Thursday, July 16.

The closure is necessary to accommodate ongoing rehabilitation work on the 48-year-old bridge's Queens approach.

The Clearview Expressway, or the Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, is the alternate route for traffic to and from the bridge.

There will be more than 40 signs regarding the CIP ramp closure on various roads in the region. In addition, notice of the closure will be posted on the Bridges and Tunnels Special Traffic Advisories link at mta.info.

To minimize impact to motorists, the work zones are arranged to allow for three lanes open in each direction during peak traffic periods.

The Throgs Neck Bridge Queens-side work has been coordinated with construction on the neighboring Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, which is currently undergoing work on its Bronx approach. The Throgs Neck Bridge work will not affect access to the Little Neck Park playing fields, and construction lighting will be positioned to avoid residential disruption.

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