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Construction forces Brooklyn Bridge closures

October 6, 2012 12:29:12 PM PDT
All Manhattan-bound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed for the next two weekends.

The closures are part of the New York City Department of Transportation's project to rehabilitate the bridge ramps and approaches.

Full closure of the Manhattan-bound lanes will take place between 11:59 p.m. Friday, October 5 and 6 a.m. Monday, October 8, and between 11:59 p.m. Friday, October 12 and 6 a.m. Monday, October 15.

During these two 54-hour closures, all Manhattan-bound traffic will be redirected to alternate crossings, including the Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel,

Brooklyn-bound access to the bridge will be maintained via ramps from Pearl Street & Center Street onto the contra-flow lanes.

There will be additional Brooklyn-bound access to the bridge via the Park Row ramp from Frankfort Street on both weekends.

To accommodate detoured traffic, additional lanes will be available for Manhattan-bound motorists on the Manhattan Bridge.

Motorists are urged to avoid the area and use alternate routes.

Traffic is especially heavy on the Manhattan Bridge heading into Manhattan, so motorists are advised to consider using the other East River crossings like the Williamsburg Bridge, the Ed Koch Bridge (59th Street Bridge), and the Battery Tunnel.

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