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 Bi-weekly Community

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

Upcoming Closures will be updated Tuesdays and Fridays

Cortlandt Alley (Walker St & Canal St) – March 23- 27
7 pm-6 am to install fiber optic conduit for Time Warner Cable.

6 Cortland Alley (Franklin St & White St) -March 27
7 am & 6 pm Friday - The purpose of this closure is to allow for a concrete delivery required for the concrete pouring at the sub cellar level being worked on at the building known as 372 Broadway.

Watts St (West St and Washington St) - March 28-29

8 am to 6 pm Saturday and 9 am to 6 pm Sunday – The closure is due to a crane operation at 450 Washington Street in order to hoist boilers to the building.

Greenwich St(Liberty St and Cedar St) - March 28th
7 am-3 pm Saturday - This closure is to allow for the installation of an NYPD security booth.

115 Nassau St – March 11 - June 9
Nassau St (Ann St and Beekman St) will be closed to through traffic Monday-Friday from 7 am - 10 pm, &
Saturdays 8 am - 6 pm
Nassau St (Ann St and Fulton St) will be closed to through traffic Monday-Friday from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Ann St (Broadway and Nassau St) will be closed to through traffic Monday-Friday from 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Theater Alley (Ann St and Beekman St) will be closed to through traffic Monday-Friday from 7 am - 6 pm

Theater Alley will not be closed while the other closures are in place.

The closures above will also coincide with weekend closures which we previously notified all about, which take place from 10 pm Friday March 20th to 5 am Monday March 23rd, with an alternate timeframe from 10 pm Friday March 28th to 5 am Monday March 30th, 2015.

Local and emergency traffic will be permitted to enter all blocks from both ends.

Due to the small roadways, the purpose of these closures is to allow for construction operations to continue, from concrete pours, to material deliveries to jumping the tower crane. The closures will be utilized only when needed, which will be multiple times per week and most weekends.

Baxter St (Hogan Pl and Bayard St) – March 1- April 1

6 pm - 2 am nightly to hoist and erect material and miscellaneous equipment to 100 Centre Street. This is for the everyday crane operations. After working hours they will maintain 1- 11' roadway and 5' on sidewalk.

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 - Full Weekend Closures – TBA

World Trade Center Campus Security Plan Implementation – Oct 27

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