Brooklyn Bridge closings will affect downtown commuting for 4 years.

Brooklyn Bridge Undergoes 4-Year Renovations: How this affects you.

Brooklyn Bridge closings will affect downtown commuting for 4 years.
Brooklyn Bridge closings will affect downtown commuting for 4 years.

Starting today, the Brooklyn Bridge will undergo a 4-year renovation to restore deteriorating and corroding surfaces and cables on the bridge.

According to the New York City’s Department of Transportation, the rehabilitation project will cause siginificant closures to traffic for several years.

Beginning tonight (August 23, 2010), Manhattan bound lanes of traffic will be closed after 11PM most nights. Traffic will be detoured towards the Manhattan Bridge or other city crossings.

Brooklyn-bound traffic lanes during this time will remain open, until notice is given otherwise.

The closure schedule is as follows:

Sundays to Fridays: Manhattan bound lanes will be closed from 11PM until 6AM.

Saturdays: Closures will begin at 12:01AM until 7AM

Sundays: Closures will begin at 12:01AM until 9AM

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