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Brooklyn Bridge traffic alert

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The NYC Department of Transportation says there will be continuing reconstruction of the Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge. 

All Manhattan-bound lanes will be closed for two full weekends in October to allow for completion of ramp reconstruction as bridge rehabilitation continues. 

The DOT says drivers are advised to use alternate routes.  

The closure of the Manhattan-bound lanes of the bridge will take place between 11:59 p.m. Friday, October 5 and 6 a.m. Monday, October 8, and between 11:59 p.m. Friday, October 12 and 6 a.m. Monday, October 15.  

During these two 54-hour closures, all Manhattan-bound traffic will be redirected to alternate crossings, including the Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, an MTA-tolled facility. Brooklyn-bound vehicular access onto the bridge will be maintained via ramps from Pearl Street and Center Street into the contra-flow lanes on the bridge itself.  

During these weekend closures, there will be additional access to the bridge via the Park Row ramp from Frankfort Street available on both Saturdays from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sundays and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on both Sundays. The work will also require the closure of the pedestrian staircase at Frankfort Street between 6 a.m. Saturday, October 6 to 11 p.m. Sunday, October 7.  

These weekend closures will allow for the restoration of two full traffic lanes on the Brooklyn-bound ramp adjacent to Pace University, an important effort to bring this critical piece of infrastructure into a state-of-good repair.  

As with recent, related closures of the bridge during this project, motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible and use alternate routes.

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