The Brooklyn Paper reports on the traffic that will be caused by the four year paint job and renovation of the Brooklyn Bridge:
Brooklyn Paper: A mammoth renovation project that begins soon will close the Manhattan-bound lanes of the historic span at least 24 weekends and many weeknights, creating intense congestion as cars jam the Manhattan Bridge, the closest alternative.
“The traffic will increase tremendously,” predicted Capt. Vanessa Kight, an executive officer at the 84th Precinct.
It’ll all start in June, when the Department of Transportation begins a $500-million project that includes a new paint job, deck resurfacing, and rehabilitation and widening of the bridge’s ramps and approaches — a project that promises to reduce congestion (eventually) for the 100,000 drivers who cross the span every day.
For an up to date schedule of closures e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (347) 646-0876.