TRAFFIC ALERT: New Traffic Pattern Before VN Bklyn-bound toll plaza begins Saturday

Andrew J. Lanza

January 31, 2012

On Saturday, Jan. 28th between 12:01 a.m. and 7 a.m. three out of four lanes of traffic on the Staten Island Expressway will be closed from the Fingerboard Bridge overpass to the Verrazano-Narrows Brooklyn-bound toll plaza while a new traffic pattern is put in place.

Motorists should expect delays and leave extra travel time.

Wide-load vehicles traveling eastbound into Brooklyn will be barred from crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge while this work is being done and should seek an alternate route beginning 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27th through 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 28th.

In the event of bad weather the work will be rescheduled to the same time on Sunday, Jan. 29th.

The new traffic pattern is being put in place as part of the $50 million, 45-month Verrazano-Narrows toll plaza improvement project, which includes removing the last three unused Brooklyn-bound toll booths.