Friday, June 15, 2007

Gonna Be a Long Hot Summer for Drivers in Bay Ridge

Bay Ridge was a parking lot again last Friday due to construction on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, reports the Brooklyn Eagle.

Better get used to it -- two summers of Verrazano Bridge construction lie ahead. MTA officials who were at the Dyker Heights Civic Association meeting on June 12 tried to explain away the traffic jams, but residents said that since June 4, when construction began on the bridge, traffic has been backed up through the Gowanus Expressway.

“In Staten Island, the traffic gets backed up on the toll plaza, not on your lawn. We get traffic on all the tributary streets,” said one resident.

The most "challenging" traffic situation will most likely arise from the four to five weekends in which the lower-level Belt Parkway exits may be closed entirely, the Eagle reports.

More here.

Photo of Verrazano Bridge by Pudstah, Creative Commons license.

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