Special Traffic Advisories

This alert lists areas where major street construction projects and street events will interrupt the normal flow of traffic. This is a supplementary report to the published Weekly Traffic Advisory & Weekend Advisory.

In the event of a security alert or emergency, the New York City Office of Emergency Management or the New York Police Department may order unscheduled closings, checkpoints or detours on local streets, highways and river crossings. Subscribe to DOT email updates Visit the NYC Street Closures Map Check the list of construction embargoes

Gridlock Alert Days 2015

Each year during the holiday season, the Department of Transportation designates Gridlock Alert Days as some of the busiest traffic days of the year. Whether you are traveling to work, for shopping or recreation, please take public transportation whenever possible.

The Gridlock Alert Days for this holiday season are:

  • Friday, November 20
  • Wednesday, November 25
  • Wednesday, December 2
  • Friday, December 4
  • Friday, December 11
  • Wednesday, December 16
  • Thursday, December 17
  • Friday, December 18
  • Wednesday, December 23

Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation

During the rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Bridge, several lane closures may affect motorists travelling between Manhattan and Brooklyn. One of three Brooklyn-bound lanes will generally be closed during weekdays from 6 am to 3 pm in order to facilitate long term bridge construction. Local streets may experience single lane closures as needed and Manhattan-bound lane closures continue overnight throughout the duration of the project. Any other closures, including Manhattan-bound closures that extend into daytime hours during selected weekends, will be highlighted below. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained throughout the project as will the span's pedestrian and cycling path. During Manhattan-bound closures, motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge or may choose other crossings. Learn more about the Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation

NYC DOT to Conduct Pavement Maintenance Work Along the FDR Drive

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) will continue its major resurfacing project along the FDR Drive. Priority repair work is scheduled to happen each week during the overnight hours and continue for several months. The repairs will be done on various sections of the highway and will involve one or more intermittent lane closures each night.

During this project, motorists should anticipate delays in the vicinity of the work zones. All work is weather dependent.

Details for the week of November 23, 2015 are:

Work Zone: Southbound section of the FDR Drive from East 105th St to East 96th St and East 92nd St to 89th St.

Timeframe: Approximately 11:00 pm – 5:00 am, Monday – Tuesday (weather permitting)