Rockaway Beach, Queens – Following a meeting with concerned community members, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder (D – Rockaway Beach) is calling on the Economic Development Corporation and SKANSKA, the contractor that built the new baordwalk, to clean up debris left behind from boardwalk construction, and develop a plan to mitigate these hazards for the final stage of building.



The Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge will be fully closed to traffic from 11:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. on:

Sunday, July 17
Monday, July 18
Tuesday, July 19
Wednesday, July 20  
Thursday, July 21 (reopening Friday, July 22 at 5:00 a.m.)

Electronic signs will be placed along the Belt Parkway and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, and along Rockaway Point Blvd. and Beach Channel Drive in the Rockaways, notifying motorists to use the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge as a detour during the closure periods.

The closures are required to allow for maintenance and testing operations on the lift mechanism of the bridge.

Motorists can sign up for MTA e-mail or text alerts at and check the Bridges and Tunnels homepage or Facebook page for the latest information on this planned work.

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