Lane to be closed on Throgs Neck Bridge for 2-3 weeks


| brennison@queenscourier.com |

Photo courtesy of MTA
Photo courtesy of MTA

One lane of the Throgs Neck Bridge will be closed around the clock for the next two to three weeks.

Drivers planning to use the Throgs Neck Bridge over the next couple of weeks may want to find an alternate route as at least one lane of the crossing will be closed around the clock.

The roadway asphalt and binder will be replaced over the next two to three weeks, shutting down the Queens-bound center lane at all times and an adjacent lane between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday to Friday and 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. on weekends.

The closure begins Monday night at 10 p.m.

Rather than doing work only during off-peak hours, Bridges and Tunnels is using the Fastrack approach also used by New York City Transit allowing the work to be finished before cold weather sets in.

During the construction, drivers are urged to use the Bronx-Whitestone or the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge as an alternate route.

The road work involves removing two inches of asphalt, sand blasting the steel deck and then new roadway binder and asphalt. The work is dependent on moderate temperatures and good weather. Each step must be done consecutively since the steel cannot be left exposed, the agency said.