Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges & Tunnels


New York, NY


Highways, Bridges & Civil Infrastructure: Fixed Bridges


Planning/Pre-Design: Operations & Service Planning

Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge Bus/HOV Lane Implementation Design

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in New York City is a double-decked suspension bridge that connects 200,000 daily passengers between the boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn. To help accommodate traffic during peak times, STV collaborated with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges & Tunnels on implementation procedures for operating the bridge’s HOV/Bus lane.

This new HOV lane is a reversible lane on the bridge’s upper level, controlled by a moveable barrier to facilitate peak period traffic movements, especially during weekday mornings when many drivers head eastbound towards Brooklyn. The HOV/BUS Implementation plans developed by STV detailed daily barrier equipment operations and traffic signage, and coordination procedures with agencies including the New York City and New York State Departments of Transportation. STV also developed implementation cost estimates and provided project construction support services.

Award Icon Project Recognition

2020 Engineering Excellence Award
American Council of Engineering Companies of New York