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

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

Canal Street from Varick Street to Allen Street in Manhattan

New York City Department of Transportation (NYC DOT) and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) will conduct a contract resurfacing project, which will include incidental pedestrian ramp and curb work, on Canal Street from Varick Street to Allen Street in Manhattan. Priority repair work is scheduled to begin on Monday May 2 during the overnight hours. The project duration is anticipated to be three weeks. Repairs will take place during weeknights approximately from 8 pm until 5 am.

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

Gridlock Alert Days 2016

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 consider walking, biking or taking public transportation whenever possible.

The Gridlock Alert Days are:
  • Friday, November 18
  • Wednesday, November 23
  • Wednesday, November 30
  • Friday, December 9
  • Wednesday, December 14
  • Thursday, December 15
  • Friday, December 16
  • Wednesday, December 21
  • Thursday, December 22
  • Friday, December 23