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

Maiden Ln (William St and Gold St and between Gold St and Pearl St) -July 25th, July 27th-31st, Aug 3rd-7th

9 am -5 pm Saturday. In addition, we are requesting roadway closure for the following Monday the 27th through the 31st and Monday August 3rd through the 7th between the hours of 7 pm and 6 am. The purpose of this closure is to allow for repair and replacement of the conduits feeding the Federal Reserve Bank’s guard booth which was damaged last year. The Federal Reserve Bank’s address is 33 Liberty Street and the conduit work will be taking place on Maiden Lane.

Thomas St (Broadway and Trimble Place) – Aug 3 - Aug 10

7 pm to 6 am - The purpose of this roadway closure on 20 Thomas Street is for excavation and line box installation.

Water St (Peck Slip and Dover St) – Aug 8 or Aug 9

On ONE (1) of the following dates weather permitting, Saturday 8/08/15 or Sunday 8/09/15 between 9:00 am and 6:00 pm - The purpose of the closure is to set up boom truck to remove equipment and load finish material to the roof in order to complete our project, PS 343 @ 1 Peck Slip, N.Y. 10038. The equipment will be set up adjacent to the building on Water Street due to logistical ability to access the location of the concrete installation on the East Elevation of our building.

90 John St – Gold (John St and Platt St) – July 25,26 and Aug 1, 2

8 am – 6 pm the purpose of the closure is to allow us to install the sidewalk shed over at Gold Street.

Beekman St (South St and Front St) - July 25-26 (raindate of August 1-2)

8 am to 6 pm Saturday and 9 am to 6 pm Sunday - due to a crane operation at 11 Fulton Street in order to hoist HVAC and electrical equipment onto bldg.

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 - Beginning Tuesday, August 4th and lasting through Friday, August 7th the Brooklyn Bridge promenade will be reduced in width for pedestrians at the Park Row Structure. This closure is necessary to perform electrical work at that location. From the hours of 11:00 pm to 6:00 am Monday through Thursday, pedestrians and cyclists will be required to share half of the promenade for approximately 200 feet. During daytime hours, the promenade will be re-opened.

Battery Park Underpass (Route 9A – FDR Drive (south tube) - July 21 – August 8

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