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Full Closure Of Manhattan-Bound Brooklyn Bridge This Weekend

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Drivers be warned.

The New York City Department of Transportation said there will be a full closure of all Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge this weekend.

The closure will go into effect starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Monday.

The DOT said that all Manhattan-bound traffic will be redirected to alternate crossings, including the Manhattan Bridge, the Williamsburg Bridge and the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel.

Some other important information about this weekend's closure:

  • Brooklyn-bound vehicular access onto the bridge will be maintained via ramps from Pearl Street and Centre Street, following a contraflow configuration on the bridge itself.
  • During this weekend only, there will be additional access to the bridge via the Park Row ramp from Frankfort Street during the hours of 6 a.m. Saturday until 1 a.m. Sunday, and again on Sunday from 9 a.m. until 11 p.m.

The DOT said closures will allow for deck concrete replacement at Ramp F, from Exit 2 off the FDR South to Robert F. Wagner Place, and along the Brooklyn-bound lanes of the bridge at the Prospect and Washington Street structures.

"These operations are vital in bringing the bridge to a state of good repair. As with recent, related closures of the bridge during this project, all motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible and use alternate routes," the DOT said.

For information about DOT's ongoing efforts to rehabilitate the Brooklyn Bridge, please visit

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