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

187 Franklin St (Greenwich St and Hudson St) - Aug 22-23 & 29-30

8 am to 6 pm Saturday and 9 am to 6 pm Sunday- the purpose of the closure is to hoist steel onto bldg.

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.

Pine St (William St and Pearl St) – August 29-30

7 am to 11:59 pm – The purpose of this closure is to allow the removal of a sidewalk shed and scaffold over the roadway at 70 Pine St.

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 - TBA

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

Early morning closures to remove conduit damage by Superstorm Sandy. The closures will be in effect five days a week from July 21 at least through August 8 – Tuesdays through Fridays from 12:01 am to 5:00 am and Saturdays from 1:00 am to 8:00 am. Variable message signs are in place to alert motorists.

In addition, July 27- September 4th, one lane of the north tube of the Battery Park Underpass (FDR Drive to Route 9A) will be closed from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm to install new racks for electrical conduit to replace those damaged by Superstorm Sandy. One lane will remain open at all times. These closures are in addition to early-morning full closures of the south tube.

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