Queensboro (59th Street) Bridge repairs will be ongoing for 2 years, starting February 2022
Friday, February 11, 2022
Starting February 14, 2022 traffic lanes on the upper level of the Ed Koch Queensboro (59th Street) Bridge will be shut down while work is being done to replace the upper deck. One side of the bridge's upper level will be fully closed from time to time, as needed. Look for traffic signs explaining the detours.
During this work, motorists are strongly encouraged to take mass transit or seek alternate routes. The work is expected to continue for 2 years, until late 2023. Expect heavier than usual traffic through the Queens Midtown Tunnel (QMT) while this work is ongoing.