2009-11-27 / Top Stories

DOT: Seven Bridges On Belt Parkway To Be Repaired

By Nicholas Briano

The Belt Parkway bridges will undergo extensive repairs lasting until 2015. The Belt Parkway bridges will undergo extensive repairs lasting until 2015. The nearby Gerritsen Inlet Bridge and the Mill Basin Bridge that run along the Belt Parkway are among seven overpass bridges that will undergo extensive repairs until 2015, according to the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT).

The seven bridges will be repaired in three phases, starting this month with the Paerdegat Basin Bridge near Canarsie, the Rockaway Parkway Bridge and the Fresh Creek Basin Bridge near Howard Beach. These repairs are expected to last through 2014. One lane on each of these bridges will be closed on weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.; two lanes will be closed overnight from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. One lane is also ex - pect ed to be closed on weekends from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The Gerritsen Inlet Bridge and the Mill Basin Bridge repairs are expected to begin in 2010, with the same pattern of lane closures expected through re - pairs. A third and final contract is expected to begin in 2012 to repair the Bay Ridge and Nostrand Avenue bridges.

The proposed Gerritsen Inlet Bridge The proposed Gerritsen Inlet Bridge All the bridges were built starting in 1939 and will be repaired to meet federal and state safety standards, which include wider lanes, safety shoulders, median barriers and improved sightlines.

DOT officials anticipate the repairs will reduce the current accident rate on these sections of the Belt Parkway.

The proposed Mill Basin Bridge The proposed Mill Basin Bridge

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