The Brooklyn Bridge has its Manhattan-bound traffic lanes closed weekday nights from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Saturdays, and from 11 p.m. to 9 a.m. Sundays. The bridge will reopen to traffic every morning.
For the time being, most of the traffic is being redirected over the Manhattan Bridge. Traffic congestion has increased, so expect delays going into the city at night or in the early morning. The $500 million rehabilitation of the bridge is the first in two decades. The project is slated to last until 2014 and will include a paint job and a widening of the bridge’s ramps and approaches. While city officials have stated that the bridge is sound, state inspectors rated aspects of the bridge as poor and in need of repair. For up to 24 weekends over the next four years, the bridge will be closed to all Manhattan-bound traffic. Check the Department of Transportation’s website for a complete schedule of closures. The bridge will remain open during special events, such as the New York Marathon and the Five Boro Bike Tour.