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MTA Bridges and Tunnels to Resume Roadway Work in Next Stage of Throgs Neck Bridge Deck Replacement

Bridges and Tunnels
Updated February 24, 2022 12:30 p.m.
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New Bronx-bound Traffic Pattern Begins Weekend of February 26th

Following a winter hiatus and successful completion of earlier stages of construction, MTA Bridges and Tunnels is resuming roadway work and advancing to the next stage of deck replacement at the Throgs Neck Bridge. This roadway work began in September 2020.

Weather-permitting, roadway work for the new phase, known as Stage 5 (of six total) begins on Saturday night, February 26, with an around-the-clock lane closure in place on Sunday, February 27th, to accommodate the work zone in the middle Bronx-bound Lane of the span. Motorists should expect a series of lane closures in both directions during the overnight Saturday to allow for the transition to the new traffic pattern around the work zone.

As in previous construction stages, there will be no additional loss of traffic lane capacity during peak travel hours due to the use of 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 (2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.) on weekdays.

Bronx-bound customers will also experience a divided highway with two lanes open to the left of the construction zone, and one lane open to the right of the work zone during morning peak periods.

As with all new traffic patterns, motorists should expect a period of adjustment and pay attention to posted signage. This traffic pattern is expected to be in effect through late Spring.

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 email or text alerts at new.mta.info.