Wednesday, August 18, 2010

'Avoid the Need to Enter Manhattan' On Closure Weekends

It took 13 years to build it, and now it will take four to fix it.

A huge construction project on the Brooklyn Bridge is about to commence, and all Manhattan-bound lanes will be closed every night till 2014, inevitably leading to delays and annoyance.

There seems to be no way around the project. Inspections found in 2007 that the bridge was in "poor" shape.

The New York City Department of Transportation is also warning motorists to plan carefully to “avoid the need to enter Manhattan on closure weekends.” Closure weekends are the (up to) 24 weekends that the Manhattan-bound lanes can contractually be closed (all weekend!) while construction is underway.

More at the Brooklyn Eagle.

Photo by MK Metz

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