New Queens-Bound Traffic Pattern Begins May 2 for Stage 2 of Project
Following minimal traffic impacts and successful completion of earlier phases of work at the Throgs Neck Bridge, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is advancing the roadway construction of the $253 million Throgs Neck Bridge deck replacement project which began roadway work in September 2020.
Weather permitting, roadway work for the new phase, known as Stage 2, begins Sunday, May 2, with no additional loss of traffic lane capacity as crews continue using a moveable barrier that can be shifted to allow for three Bronx-bound lanes in the morning (5 a.m. to 10 a.m.) and three Queens-bound lanes in the afternoon (2 p.m. to 10 p.m.) on weekdays.
In addition to the moveable barrier, Queens-bound traffic will experience a divided highway with two lanes open to the left of the construction zone and one lane open to the right of the construction zone during afternoon peak periods as well as weekends and holidays. A single lane on either side of the work zone will be in place during weekday morning peak periods. The traffic split occurs just before the Bronx anchorage before traffic lanes converge again just after the Queens anchorage prior to the Cross Island Parkway exit ramp. The upcoming traffic pattern is expected to be in effect through the summer.
All work is being closely coordinated with the neighboring Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, which is available as an alternate option for Throgs Neck Bridge customers.
Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at www.mta.info and check the Bridges and Tunnels homepage for the latest information on this planned work.