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This Sunday: Partial Closures on the Verrazzano Bridge

The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will be closed this Sunday, May 5 from 12:01 AM to 6 PM for the annual Five Boro Bike Tour. The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event.

Motorists should expect delays and allow extra travel time. To hear information about the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge bike tour closures, call 718-556-8010.

The bike tour, held annually on the first Sunday of May since 1977, is expected to attract over 30,000 riders. The 40-mile route takes bikers through portions of all five NYC boroughs and across five major bridges. The thousands of bikers, road and bridge closures snarl traffic for hours across New York City, and motorists are recommended to refrain from traveling in the area of the tour unless necessary.

In addition to the partial closure of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, the New York City Department of Transportation has released a list of expected road closures throughout New York City’s 5 Boros. The closures  will be from 7:30 AM to 6 PM, at the discretion of the NYPD.

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There are 5 Comments to "This Sunday: Partial Closures on the Verrazzano Bridge"

  • Moe says:

    Oy Vey. What do we do if our son and his family are Iyh traveling to JFK to take a 5 pm flight back to Eretz Yisrael. Does anyone have advice?

  • SI bound says:

    It says SI bound which is from Brooklyn to SI, SI to Brooklyn will be open (according to this info)

  • Advice to #1 says:

    Only will be closed on the return trip. Can take the 678north to exit 12b to the long island expressway to the queens midtown tunnel into Manhattan and then take the Lincoln tunnel back to NJ

  • Moe says:

    Thank you all for the replies and advice. May you have a wonderful Shabbos every Shabbos.
    R’ Moe

  • Eitzah says:

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