The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has closed the sidewalk along the Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge for repairs — but the construction company performing the work is offering shuttle buses across the span to carry pedestrians across Queens-Brooklyn connector over the Rockaway Inlet.
No one will be able to walk or cycle over the bridge during weekdays, from 7 am until 6 pm, and construction to replace the pathway is expected to wrap on Oct. 31.
Shuttle buses are available at four different locations every 15 minutes — two in Brooklyn on each side of the bridge at Flatbush Avenue and Aviation Road, and another two in Queens.
The district manager of Community Board 18 said the six-week closure is worth getting the repairs done.
“This sorely needed maintenance work will improve safety for pedestrians, bicyclists as well as motorists crossing the bridge,” said Dottie Turano. “The work is being performed with a minimum of inconvenience to the community.”
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