Third Avenue Bridge traffic being rerouted due to reconstruction project

The more than 100-year-old Third Avenue Bridge is being reconstructed as part of a $500 million plan to overhaul eight bridges that cross over the Harlem River.

The Department of Transportation's work on the bridge is expected to last three years. So far, it has caused some congestion and left motorists honking away. But the DOT says the project is now entering phase three and is ahead of schedule.

For drivers who use the bridge to get to Manhattan, the DOT wants them to know that traffic is being re-routed. The Bruckner Boulevard entrance is closed. Instead drivers must enter from either Third and Lincoln Avenues, or via Alexander Avenue and 135 Street.

Some motorists say they are frustrated by the construction, while others say they don't mind.

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