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Overnight closures to take place on RFK Bridge Manhattan/Queens ramp for two weeks

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo by Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin

Beginning Monday, Feb. 24, there will be multiple, intermittent closures of the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge ramp leading from Manhattan to Queens between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for approximately two weeks, according to the MTA.

The closures will last for about 5 to 10 minutes and are dependent on good weather.

According to the MTA, the closures are needed to move steel beams in place using large cranes. The work is part of a$50 million project to reconstruct the 54,000-square-foot ramp, which was built in 1967. It also includes removing the old concrete deck, replacing the steel support stringers and adding a new concrete deck.

Work is expected to be completed this fall, the transit agency said.