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Traffic to Be Diverted at Three MTA Crossings Sunday for 2021 MS Bike Tour

Bridges and Tunnels
Updated October 13, 2021 12:45 p.m.
Birds flock along the water's edge with shrubbery in the foreground and the Henry Hudson bridge in the background.

The 2021 MS Bike Tour, permitted by New York City, on Sunday, Oct. 17 will impact motorists who normally use the MTA’s Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, Henry Hudson Bridge and Hugh L. Carey Tunnel. Although the race will not result in the closure of any bridge or tunnel, approach roadways to the facilities, as well as several exit and entrance ramps, will be impacted.

Motorists should be aware of the closures and use alternate routes if possible.

Henry Hudson Bridge

7 a.m. to Noon: There will be no access to the southbound Henry Hudson Bridge heading into Manhattan. 

Hugh L. Carey Tunnel 

6:45 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.: All traffic exiting the tunnel in Manhattan will be detoured northbound onto West Street or through the Trinity Place exit, which will remain open. The Battery Park underpass to the FDR Drive and southbound West Street will be closed.

RFK Bridge

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.:  The northbound FDR Drive and Harlem River Drive will be closed, as will the northbound Harlem River Drive exit ramp from the RFK Bridge. All Manhattan-bound traffic crossing the RFK Bridge will exit onto the southbound FDR Drive or East 125th Street.

This independent charity ride will start and end on the West Side of Manhattan for a 30-mile route completely traffic free.

Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com and check the Bridges and Tunnels homepage for the latest information.