The MTA will close one Bronx-bound lane and the Cross Island Parkway ramp for six weekends this summer, according to a memo the agency sent to Community Board 7 members.
The closures, which they say are for improvements to the road, will being on June 1st, and run for six weekends.
The work will involve removing asphalt on the three of the north-bound roadways on the Queens side, sand blasting the steel deck, and then putting in new roadway binder and asphalt.
The agency said much of teh asphalt overlay is 26-years-old, and has "exceeded its useful life, which is normally about 15 to 20 years."
“Since 1998 we have maintained the roadway by doing localized repairs but it is now necessary to replace the roadway overlay to relieve the type of asphalt shoving that is occurring,” said Throgs Neck Facility Engineer Ed Knightly, adding “Once completed, motorists will notice a smoother, more-even riding surface.”
The MTA provided this schedule of road closures:
- One Bronx-bound approach roadway lane closed all weekend from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.
- One lane closed on the Clearview Expressway approach from 10 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.
- Bronx-bound Cross Island Parkway ramp closed to all traffic 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. Friday and Saturday nights, and 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Sunday night.
Motorists should expect delays, or try the Whitestone. Patch wants to know, do you find the ride over the Throgs Neck to be too bumpy, or an inconvenience?