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
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 FridaysBaxter St (Hogan Place and Bayard Street) – Oct 15 – Dec 31
6 pm – 2 am nightly – the closure is to hoist and erect material and miscellaneous equipment to 100 Centre St. It is for everyday crane operations. After working hours, they will maintain 11’ roadway and 5’ on sidewalk.Franklin St (Broadway and Franklin Pl)- Nov 22-23
8:00 am to 6:00 pm Saturday and 9:00 am to 6:00 pm Sunday - The purpose of these closures is to utilize the knuckle boom for deliveries to 361 Broadway.
There will be (2) other road closures that will take place at the same time, Franklin Street between Broadway and Church Street, and Franklin Place between Franklin Street and White Street.Due to the small roadways, the purpose of these closures is to allow for construction operations to continue.
The closures will be utilized only when needed, which will be multiple times per week.
Major AnnouncementsBrooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation Project - No additional full weekend closures are schedule this year. World Trade Center Campus Security Plan Implementation – Oct 27
Special EventsFor upcoming events and construction embargo, please click here
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