Verrazano bridge to undergo $419 million upgrade

April 13, 2011 3:58:10 AM PDT
The upper deck of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is getting a $419 million overhaul.

The four-year project is set to begin next year, but drivers will not be affected by the repair work until 2014.

At least three lanes of the upper deck will remain open throughout the repairs.

The MTA will be replacing the bridge's original concrete deck, widening lanes and adding a bus, carpool lane.

The Verrazano Bridge's lower deck was recently replaced.