Overnight Verrazano Lane Closures Begin Today

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The following is a press release by the MTA regarding service closures on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge this week:

Overnight Lane Closures Approaching Brooklyn-bound

Verrazano-Narrows Toll Plaza Nightly May 9-11 and May 13-16

 Three eastbound lanes will remain open on the bridge’s upper level

Several lanes leading into the Brooklyn-bound (eastbound) Verrazano-Narrows Bridge toll plaza will be closed overnight May 9-11 and May 13-16 while new drainage systems and electrical conduits are installed. There will be no lane closures on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12.

The work will take place in the area from Fingerboard Road Bridge to the Brooklyn-bound toll plaza. The schedule is as follows:

Weeknights (May 9, 10, 13, 14, 15, and 16): 2 lanes open 10 p.m. to 11 p.m. and one lane open from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Sat., May 11: one lane open eastbound from 12:01 a.m. to 7 a.m.

Motorists can bypass the work zone by using Exit 15 from the Staten Island Expressway and reentering at the Lily Pond on ramp from Narrows Road South.

The work, which is being done by Restani Construction Corp., of Queens, is part of a $50 million improvement project at the eastbound toll plaza. The project is scheduled for completion in 2015.