Transit Sam, Week of Jan. 29, 2015

Thursday, January 29 – Wednesday, February 4  |  ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK.  Check 311 for updates
Below-freezing temperatures and even more snowfalls are in the forecast through the week, so the snow will most likely stick around. Avoid driving if at all possible, but if you must, use extreme caution. Follow me on Twitter @GridlockSam to stay up-to-date on the latest news on road closures, alternate side parking suspensions, and transit service changes.

It’s that time again! Lower Manhattanites, in case you missed it, the M.T.A. will be raising tolls and fares. Here’s a guide to what you’ll be paying, starting March 22:

Subway fare: $2.75 base MetroCard, $3 single ride, $31 weekly, $116.50 30-day unlimited.

Verrazano Bridge: $16 cash, $11.08 E-ZPass.

Robert F. Kennedy Bridge, Bronx-Whitestone Bridge, Throgs Neck Bridge, Hugh L. Carey Battery Tunnel, Queens Midtown Tunnel: $8 cash, $5.54 E-ZPass.

Henry Hudson Bridge: $5.50 cash, $2.54 E-ZPass. Marine Parkway-Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge, Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge: $4 cash, $2.08 E-ZPass.

All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, midnight Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, midnight Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Wednesday nights. Expect extra traffic on the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges, as well as in the Battery Tunnel. Canal, Delancey, and West Sts. will slow down as a result.

In the Lincoln Tunnel, the New York-bound south tube will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday. That will drive inbound traffic south to the Holland Tunnel, in which one New York-bound lane and one New Jersey-bound lane will be closed during the same period. Expect late night delays and extra traffic on Canal and Varick Sts.

On West St./Route 9A, one southbound lane from Vesey St. to West Thames St. will be closed 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both Thursday and Friday.

Email your traffic, transit and parking questions to TransitSam@downtownexpress.com.

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