Feb. 13, 2020 By Kristen Torres
A newly constructed eastbound Union Turnpike bridge over Grand Central Parkway is set to open Friday, according to the state’s Department of Transportation.
The new bridge will be opening to drivers at midnight on Feb. 14, weather permitting, and is located just west of the existing entrance ramp. The existing eastbound Union Turnpike bridge will be removed, resulting in a new, permanent traffic pattern.
The new Union Turnpike overpass is part of the state’s DOT’s $365 million Kew Gardens Interchange Phase 4 project, and is the second bridge to be completed thus far.
The first bridge completed was part of the exit ramp from the westbound Grand Central Parkway to westbound Union Turnpike/Queens Boulevard.
DOT officials urged drivers to be careful when driving through the construction zone—speeding fines are doubled where workers are present.