Lower Manhattan Construction

Message from the Borough Commissioner

Welcome to Lower Manhattan.

We hope that you find this webpage useful for information and communication on construction projects in Lower Manhattan including schedule updates on project, anticipated roadway closures and special events.

Our office is here to facilitate and coordinate construction projects in Lower Manhattan while minimizing related impacts to the residential and business community. We work with our sister city agencies (Department of Design and Construction, Department of Buildings, Department of Environmental Protection, and Parks) to coordinate enforcement and ensure compliance with safety. We work with the New York Police Department on enforcement for traffic violations such as double parking, bus idling and illegal parking, unauthorized lane and roadway closures. Our office also works with our major partners such as the Port Authority of NY & NJ, New York State Department of Transportation and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority on construction coordination issues. Our goal is to maintain pedestrian and traffic safety and the quality of life in Lower Manhattan while allowing construction to progress in a safe and expeditious manner.

If you have any questions, concerns, or issues to raise, please do not hesitate to contact us through the DOT Lower Manhattan weblink, 311 or through your Community Board.

Luis Sanchez, PE
Lower Manhattan Borough Commissioner

Weekly Updates

For specific details of all the Lower Manhattan Construction projects, please check the minutes under Construction Coordination

For general agency updates on projects, please check Monthly Community

For a monthly map of all the construction projects, please check Maps

Upcoming Closures will be updated Tuesdays and Fridays

Thomas St (West Broadway and Hudson St) – Oct 10 - 11th

8 am to 6 pm Saturday and 9 am to 6 pm Sunday - The purpose of this closure is to allow Skylift to rig HVAC units to 11 floor (60 Hudson).

39 John St (Nassau St and William St)- Oct 10-11 & October 17-18

8 am to 6 pm Saturday and 9 am to 6 pm Sunday – The closure is due to a crane operation in order to hoist telecom materials.

Moore St (Water St and Pearl St) – As needed

7 am - 2 pm - The purpose of this closure is to allow all construction activities (concrete operations, large deliveries, etc.) to take place as required and provide the absolute safest environment for pedestrian, vehicular and construction traffic.

South Street; EB closure on John Street

Tuesday August 18, 2015 (7:00 am) through the COB on October 17, 2015 Trocom Construction Corp. will be closing John Street to east bound traffic between Front Street and South Street to thru traffic with the exception for emergency vehicles and traffic.

Dutch St (Fulton St and John St) - February 18th - November 18th, 2015.

This closure will allow for the installation of the building’s foundation and future Con Ed vaults. Local deliveries and emergency vehicles will be able to access Dutch St from John St.

Major Announcements

Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation Project – Oct 10 - 12th

The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic for the entire weekend. The Bridge will be closed to inbound traffic beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday morning (10/10) through 5:00 a.m. on Monday morning (10/12).

Battery Park Underpass (Route 9A – FDR Drive (south tube)) (pdf)

Trinity Place Traffic Advisory

Special Events

For upcoming events and construction embargo, please click here

Project Links

Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation

DDC Projects

Fulton Street Transit Center

NYS DOT - Route 9A

World Trade Center (WTC)



Lower Manhattan Borough Commissioner