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RFK Bridge new traffic pattern

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Posted: Thursday, January 16, 2014 10:30 am

The $50 million project to reconstruct the Manhattan/Queens ramp on the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge will move into the next phase of construction with a new traffic pattern in place beginning Saturday.

Crews will work overnight milling and paving the ramp. One lane will remain open at all times though motorists may experience delays in the morning.

The MTA says all work is dependent on good weather.

The new traffic pattern will shift drivers to the right while crews reconstruct the remaining portion of the ramp used by drivers traveling from Manhattan into Queens.

The project to reconstruct the 54,000-square-foot ramp includes removing the old concrete deck, replacing the steel support stringers and constructing a new concrete deck. Work is expected to be completed by fall 2014.

The ramp construction is part of the nearly $1 billion in capital improvements planned through 2016 for the RFK Bridge, which connects Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens and carries an average 170,000 vehicles daily.

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