Second Span of New Kosciuszko Bridge to Open in September

NEW YORK (AP) -
Governor Andrew Cuomo surveys the progress on the West bound span of the New Koscuiuszko Bridge and announces the bridge to open this coming September, four years ahead of schedule. (NY Governor’s Office)

The second span of the new Kosciuszko Bridge between Brooklyn and Queens will open to traffic in September.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the end date Monday during a visit to the worksite. He says the project will be wrapped up on budget and four years ahead of initial estimates.

When the second, westbound span opens later this year, the completed bridge will feature five Queens-bound traffic lanes and four Brooklyn-bound lanes as well as a 20-foot-wide pedestrian and bicycle pathway.

It’s expected to handle 200,000 drivers per day.

The $873 million project is the first major bridge built in New York City since the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in 1964. The original Kosciuszko Bridge opened in 1939.