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

Whitestone Expressway (Northbound)

The New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) is undertaking a resurfacing project along the N/B Whitestone Expressway (Rt 678). Priority repair work is scheduled during the overnight hours and will continue all week of July 16th, 2018. The repairs will be done first along northbound Whitestone Expressway at the split from the Cross Island Pkwy (Exit 16) heading toward the Whitestone Bridge and subsequently Northbound Whitestone Expressway right lane coming from the North Bound Cross Island Pkwy. Traffic will be impacted starting at Exit 15. The work will involve fully closed lanes each night with detours setup to continue onto the Whitestone Bridge.

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

Details for the week of July 16th, 2018 are:

Work Zone: Northbound section of Whitestone Expressway (Rt 678) from 14th Avenue to 3 Avenue, approximately Exit 15 to Exit 17
                     Northbound Cross Island Pkwy ramp to Whitestone Bridge, at Exit 36N

Timeframe: Approximately 10:00 pm – 5:00 am, Monday – Friday (weather permitting)

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 weeks. 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 April 4 through 6 are:

Work Zone: Northbound section of the FDR Drive from East 40th St to 61st St., including exit and entrance ramps.

Timeframe: Approximately 11:00 pm – 6:00 am, Monday – Friday (weather permitting).

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