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Cohancy Street bridge work

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Posted: Thursday, April 3, 2014 10:30 am | Updated: 1:00 pm, Thu Apr 10, 2014.

The city Department of Transportation will conduct repair work on the Cohancy Street bridge over the Belt Parkway and South Conduit Avenue between Ozone Park and Howard Beach this month.

The bridge is to be worked on through Friday, April 18.

For one of the days between now and April 18 — the DOT did not specify which — between 12:01 and 5 a.m., the agency’s Division of Bridges will close all but one each of the eastbound and westbound lanes on the Belt Parkway under the overpass to repair the underdeck of the bridge and joints in the cladding stones that make up the structure. At least one lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times.

The overpass, along with Cross Bay Boulevard, one of only two direct routes into Howard Beach from Ozone Park, is heavily used by residents in Old Howard Beach to get around Cross Bay Boulevard traffic.

It is also used by Howard Beach commuters accessing the Aqueduct-North Conduit Avenue subway station.

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