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Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Staten Island-Bound Lower Level to Close to Motorists Sunday, Aug. 29, for Annual Five Boro Bike Tour

Bridges and Tunnels
Updated August 25, 2021 4:30 p.m.

Motorists Should Expect Delays and Allow for Extra Travel Time


Customers can Call the Bike Tour Hotline for Information About Closures


Closures Also in Place for Portions of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge and the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel


The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will close to motorists from 12:01 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, August 29, for the annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour, which was rescheduled for August due to the pandemic. The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event.

Other closures associated with the bike tour will include:  

  • The Bay Street and Lily Pond Road exits from the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The Trinity Place exit from the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • The Robert F. Kennedy Bridge Manhattan-bound exit ramp to the FDR Drive, from 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • One Brooklyn-bound lane on the lower level of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Westbound Gowanus Expressway from the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (motorists will be able to access the Hamilton Av exit).
  • The Staten Island-bound Gowanus/BQE approach to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Motorists should expect delays and allow extra travel time. For information on closures at MTA Bridges and Tunnels, motorists can call the Bike Tour Hotline at (718) 556-8010.