Motorists & Parking
Weekly Traffic Advisory
Saturday December 7, 2013 to Friday December 13, 2013
Lane closings may also occur due to circumstances beyond DOT's control. Schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather, security alerts and other emergencies. For up-to-the-minute information, visit 511NY, New York State's official traffic and travel information source. Visit the Office of Emergency Management and NYPD for emergency street closure updates. DOT also issues supplementary Weekend Traffic Advisories and Special Alerts. Subscribe to traffic advisory email updates Visit the NYC Street Closures Map
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East River Bridges/Tunnel Crossings
One of three lanes may be closed in eastbound direction to Brooklyn as needed 6 am to 3 pm weekdays. These closures are necessary to facilitate long term bridge construction activity. Off peak hour single lane closures will occur, as needed on the local streets under the bridge through mid-2014. Several work zones exist on the bicycle/pedestrian promenade with narrow areas to transverse. This Bridge is closed to Manhattan-bound traffic overnight as of Monday night April 4th, 2011 to perform necessary long term rehabilitation and repainting work through mid 2014. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained throughout the project as will the span's pedestrian and cycling path. Motorists should follow signed routes to access the bridge leaving Manhattan. The northbound FDR exit to the Brooklyn Bridge is closed starting 1 hour before closure hours noted below. Motorists should use the prior South Street exit. The Brooklyn Queens Expressway eastbound exit to the Brooklyn Bridge is closed starting as early as 30 minutes before closure hours noted below. Motorists should proceed to the following Manhattan Bridge exit or use the prior Brooklyn Battery Tunnel cars only (pay toll) exit for access to Manhattan. All work will occur overnight during off peak hours, when Manhattan-bound motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge, or may choose other crossings. The full closure for traffic proceeding Manhattan bound/westbound will occur Monday night through Friday morning between 11 pm and 6 am, 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday.
There are four lanes from 6 am to 10 am Monday to Friday westbound (Manhattan-bound) of which two are on the north upper roadway (the left lane HOV2+) and two on the lower roadway; two lanes are maintained on the south upper roadway eastbound (Brooklyn bound). Two of three lanes on the lower roadway are closed 10 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday. No trucks are permitted on the North Upper westbound roadway from 5 am to 10 am Monday to Friday. Overnight Monday to Friday from 3 pm to 9:30 pm, there are four lanes eastbound and two lanes westbound. To support Brooklyn Bridge closures, the lower roadway will be Manhattan bound westbound from 9:30 pm to 10 am weekdays. There are four lanes westbound to Manhattan and two lanes eastbound to Brooklyn over the weekend from 9 pm Friday to 10 am Monday. Lane closures occur on off peak hours weekdays, weekends and overnight for maintenance and reconstruction construction activity for NYCDOT bridges as needed basis through January 2014.
There are four lanes of traffic in each direction on the bridge. Trucks are allowed on the outer roadways only. A single lane in each direction may be closed off peak hours as needed to facilitate NYCDOT bridge inspection and maintenance work. Two of four lanes eastbound to Brooklyn may be closed 12:01 am to 5 pm weekdays as needed through December 2013 to facilitate deck repair work.
Ed Koch/Queensboro Bridge
The North Inner Lower Roadway is Manhattan-bound with access from Queens Plaza North to Second Avenue and East 60th Street. The South Inner Lower roadway is Queens-bound with access from 2nd Avenue to Queens Plaza South. Trucks are allowed on the lower inner roadways only. Trucks are prohibited from the upper and outer roadways. The North Upper Roadway is Manhattan-bound at all times. Access is to East 62nd Street/East 63rd Street in Manhattan from Thomson Avenue, 21st Street at Queens Plaza North, and 11th Street at Queens Plaza South in Queens. The South Upper Roadway is Queens-bound except Monday to Friday from 6 am to 9:30 am when the roadway is reversed and accommodates the Manhattan bound high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane containing two or more people. Access is to East 58th Street/East 57th Street in Manhattan from Thomson Avenue or 21st Street at 43rd Avenue in Queens. The South Outer Roadway of the lower level is open to passenger cars only with access from westbound 59th Street off of 1st Avenue to Queens Plaza South. One of two lanes may be closed on the westbound upper level from 12:01 am to 5 am weeknights (as needed) for NYCDOT in-house roadway repairs through December 20, 2013.
Harlem River Bridge Crossings
Willis Avenue Bridge
During early morning hours beginning on Tuesday December 3rd through Saturday December 7th, 2013 from 1 am to 5:30 am Monday through Friday and 2 am to 6 am Saturday this bridge will be fully closed for swing span testing. During these dates and times the bridge will be closed to motorists and pedestrians. Motorists will be detoured to the Madison Avenue Bridge at East 138th Street.
145th Street Bridge over the Harlem River
One of two lanes in each direction may be closed as needed 7 am to 3:30 pm Bronx bound and 9 am to 5 pm Manhattan bound weekdays.
West 59th Street between Northbound Route 9A Service Road and Southbound Route 9A Service Road
These streets are closed all times from October 28, 2013 to February 28, 2014 by NYCDDC/DOS to facilitate the reconstruction of a pier platform. Motorists should follow posted detour.
Southbound Route 9A Service Road from West 59th Street to West 55th Street
These streets are closed all times from October 28, 2013 to February 28, 2014 by NYCDDC/DOS to facilitate the reconstruction of a pier platform. Motorists should follow posted detour.
West Street/9A northbound between Albany Street and Liberty Street
The northbound left turn will be restricted starting February 26, 2011 and the left turn will be permitted at the prior intersection of Albany Street. This work will occur through 2013 to facilitate NYSDOT construction activity.
West Street/9A from West Thames Street to Chambers Street
One lane may be closed northbound from 10 am to 3 pm and 10 pm to 5 am and southbound from 10 am to 2 pm and 7 pm to 5 am weeknights. Two lanes may be closed from 10 pm to 5 am northbound and 12:01 am to 5 am southbound on weeknights, as well as 9 am to 6 pm Saturday and Sunday. This work is necessary to facilitate NYSDOT and Port Authority NY/NJ for roadway construction work through December 2013.
Chambers Street between Broadway and Greenwich Street
These streets were converted from two-way to a one-way westbound operation on August 29, 2010 to facilitate major water and sewer utility work and roadway reconstruction by NYCDDC.
Broadway between Liberty Street and Pine Street
One lane of traffic is maintained for NYCDDC long-term roadway reconstruction.
Water Street/Pearl Street between John Street and Beekman Street
These streets have been narrowed to two northbound lanes and one southbound lane to facilitate NYCDDC installation of a water main through the Fulton Street intersection starting in April 2013 through April 2014.
Peck Slip between Water Street and Pearl Street
This street is closed to facilitate NYCDDC cobblestone roadway construction.
East Houston Street between the Bowery and Suffolk Street
A minimum of two lanes in each direction are maintained to facilitate NYCDDC roadway reconstruction through early 2014. Lane closures will be confined to actual work areas only.
Avenue D from East 12th Street to East 13th Street
This roadway is closed with further notice to facilitate a NYCDEP pumping station capital project.
Hudson Street between North Moore Street and Worth Street
Two northbound lanes are maintained to facilitate NYCDDC water-main project.
1st Avenue between East 57th Street and East 59th Street
Four lanes of traffic are maintained through late 2014 to facilitate NYCDDC water main installation.
2nd Avenue between East 101st Street and East 93rd Street
Four lanes of traffic are maintained 7 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 7 pm weekdays, (three lanes other times) to facilitate long term NYCT Second Avenue Subway construction activity through July 2013. On East 96th Street four lanes are maintained, two westbound and two eastbound. Left turns from westbound 96th Street onto southbound 2nd Avenue are permitted though December 2014.
2nd Avenue between East 95th and East 91st Streets/East 79th Street and East 78th Streets
Four lanes of traffic are maintained 7 am to 10 am, and 3 pm to 7 pm weekdays, (three lanes other times) to facilitate long term NYCT Second Avenue Subway construction activity through June 2014.
2nd Avenue between East 88th Street and East 82nd Street
Four lanes of traffic are maintained from 7 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 7 pm weekdays (three lanes maintained all other times) to facilitate NYCT 2nd Avenue Subway construction activity through September 2014. Note: Three lanes of traffic are maintained on East 86th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue, two lanes eastbound and one westbound with no left turns permitted westbound on East 86th Street to southbound 2nd Avenue.
2nd Avenue between East 74th Street and East 66th Street
Four lanes of traffic are maintained from 7 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 7 pm weekdays (three lanes maintained all other times) to facilitate NYCT 2nd Avenue Subway construction activity through June 2014.
7th Avenue between West 42nd Street and West 47th Streets
Two lanes of traffic are maintained during Con Edison utility work from 11 pm to 8 am, Sunday nights to Friday morning, and 1 am to Noon Saturday/Sunday. During these times one lane of traffic is maintained on crosstown streets. On a nightly basis work is confined to the specific areas within the above limits of 7th Avenue. This work is expected to continue through mid December 2013.
7th Avenue between West 44th Street and West 43rd Street
Three lanes of traffic are maintained through mid December 2013 to facilitate NYCDDC Broadway Plaza and roadway utility work.
Broadway between West 42nd Street and West 43rd Street and West 45th Street to West 47th Street
Plaza reconstruction and utility construction work is occurring by NYCDDC and Con Edison overnight from 12:01 am to Noon between West 42nd Street and West 44th mid December 2013. During this work portions of the plaza area are closed. Plaza work continues by Con Edison and NYCDDC at the West 45-West 47th Street plaza during the times noted above and will continue into 2014. Note: The north curb of West 42nd Street, for approximately 200 feet east of Broadway and also between 7th Avenue and Broadway is closed through mid December 2013 to facilitate NYCDDC sewer/water work.
Ninth Avenue between West 51st Street and West 47th Street
Three lanes of traffic, plus the bike lane are maintained to facilitate NYCDDC water main installation through mid-January 2014.
10th Avenue between West 30th Street and West 33rd Street (Vicinity of the 30th Street Entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel)
Three lanes of traffic are maintained to facilitate NYCDDC contractor's water main installation project through June 2015.
10th Avenue between West 48th Street and West 50th Street
Three lanes of traffic are maintained to facilitate NYCDDC contractor's water main installation project through mid-2014.
11th Avenue between West 26th Street and West 25th Street
Three lanes of traffic are maintained to facilitate NYCT seven line extension roadway and building construction activity. This work is estimated to continue through Summer 2014.
West 30th Street between 11th Avenue and 10th Avenue
One lane of traffic is maintained on West 30th Street to facilitate new building construction and/or NYCDDC contractor's water main installation project through June 2015.
East 34th Street between 10th Avenue and just east of 9th Avenue
Two lanes in each direction are maintained except during the hours of 10 pm to 6 am weeknights, and 10 pm Friday through 6 am Monday. During these times, a minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained. This NYCDOT/NYCT roadway work is expected to continue through mid January 2014.
West 34th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue
One lane of traffic will be maintained westbound and one lane eastbound to facilitate NYCEDC roadway reconstruction through 2013.
East 50th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
Two lanes must be maintained 7 am to 8 pm weekdays (other times one lane of traffic will be maintained) to facilitate MTA East Side access capital construction project through late January 2014.
East 55th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue
One lane of traffic is maintained during MTA East Side Access Project through November 2015.
East 58th Street between Queensboro Bridge ramp to South Upper Roadway and 1st Avenue
One lane of traffic is maintained through late 2014 to facilitate NYCDDC water main installation.
West 60th Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue
One lane is maintained westbound during NYCDDC major capital water main installation.
West 62nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Amsterdam Avenue
One lane is maintained in each direction during NYCDDC water main and new private building construction activity through 2013.
East 63rd Street between 3rd Avenue and Park Avenue
One lane of traffic is maintained off peak hours and two lanes maintained peak hours, to facilitate NYCT 63rd Street Station construction related to the 2nd Avenue Subway project through May 2014.
West End Avenue between West 60th Street and West 62nd Street
Two lanes of traffic in each direction are maintained to facilitate NYCDDC water main installation through late November 2013.
FDR Drive/Southbound between East 42nd Street and East 40th Street
Two of three southbound lanes are closed from 12:01 am to 5:30 am weekdays and 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday/11 am Sunday to facilitate NYSDOT pile foundation work.
FDR Drive southbound from East 48th Street to East 42nd Street
One southbound lane may be closed 11 pm to 5:30 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 6:30 am Saturday, and 1 am to 11 am Sunday. Two of three southbound lanes may be closed 1 am to 5 am Monday to Friday, 2 am to 6 am Saturday, and 2 am to 7 am Sunday to facilitate private building construction activity through January 2014. Also one of two lanes on the northbound 48th Street entrance ramp may be closed 10 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday.
FDR Drive between East 79th Street and East 91st Street
One of three lanes may be closed in each direction from 11 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday, and two of three lanes in each direction may be closed 1 am to 5 am Monday to Friday to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges repair work to the underside of the promenade through January 2014.
Alexander Hamilton Bridge/Cross Bronx Expressway westbound between University Ave and the Major Deegan Expressway Interchange
NYSDOT implemented a new traffic pattern at the Alexander Hamilton Bridge westbound direction (New Jersey bound) and is expected to remain in effect through June 2013. All existing traffic lanes will remain open during this phase. However, traffic will be split around the work zone and access to the upper and lower levels of the George Washington Bridge will remain available from either side of the work zone.
Cross Bronx Expressway (Alexander Hamilton Bridge) between Amsterdam Avenue and Webster Avenue
One lane may be closed in each direction 11 pm to 5:30 am weeknights, 12:01 am to 5:30 am Saturday. Two lanes eastbound may be closed 12:01 am to 5:30 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 6 am Sunday. Two lanes may be closed westbound 1 am to 5 am Saturday, 2 am to 5:30 am Sunday to facilitate NYSDOT bridge rehabilitation through December 2013.
Major Deegan Expressway under the Cross Bronx Expressway
One lane in each direction may be closed Monday to Saturday 10 am to 3 pm, 10 pm to 5 am weeknights, 11 pm Friday to 6:30 am Saturday and 11 pm Saturday to 3 pm Sunday (until 2 pm southbound). Complete closures for a maximum of 15 minutes may occur, as needed, between the hours of 2 am and 5 am Tuesday to Sunday. These closures are required to facilitate NYSDOT bridge rehabilitation through 2013.
Goulden Avenue between Sedgwick Avenue and 205th Street
One lane in each direction is open to traffic on Goulden Avenue to facilitate NYCDEP water main project.
Palisades Avenue at Independence Avenue
Palisades Avenue is closed to facilitate NYCDDC retaining wall reconstruction. Motorists should follow posted detour route.
Sedgwick Avenue between Depot Place and Undercliff Avenue
One lane in each direction will be closed to facilitate the rehabilitation of the overhead High Bridge by NYCDDC through 2013.
East 161st Street underpass between River Avenue and Concourse Village West/Sheridan Avenue
This underpass will be closed as needed from 9 pm to 5 am Monday through Friday morning through December 31, 2013 to facilitate NYCDOT bridge work. Motorists should use the surface roadway as detour. Closures will not occur on nights NY Yankees are home.
Gowanus Expressway/Belt Parkway Interchange between 92nd Street and 54th Street
One of three lanes is closed on the outbound/southbound Gowanus Expressway between the Belt Parkway exit and the 3rd Avenue entrance. One of three lanes may be closed inbound/northbound from 11 pm to 5 am Sunday night to Friday morning, 11 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday and 11 pm Saturday to 11 am Sunday. A minimum of two lanes must be maintained outbound/southbound from 12:01 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 8 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 11 am Sunday. This work is necessary to facilitate NYSDOT long term rehabilitation until approximately May 2015. Note: The center lane inbound between 72nd Street and 53rd Street is closed as of Saturday May 18, 2013 through December 2013 for concrete deck replacement. Motorists wishing to use the 3rd Avenue exit must use the right most lane for access. Three in-bound lanes will continue to be available with the use of the newly constructed flyover ramp on the left side of the inbound roadway.
Third Avenue between 65th Street and Prospect Avenue
Off-peak lane closures may occur to facilitate NYSDOT roadway work on the Gowanus Expressway structure. Lane closures are confined to the actual work area only.
Hamilton Avenue between Clinton Street and Prospect Expressway; Third Avenue between Prospect Expressway and 65th Street; 65th Street between Third Avenue and Sixth Avenue
One lane may be closed on the above roadways northbound towards the Brooklyn Battery tunnel from 10 am to 3 pm weekdays. One lane may be closed on the above roadways southbound towards the Verrazano Narrows Bridge from 7 am to 3 pm weekdays to facilitate NYSDOT long term work.
Prospect Expressway (inbound) Northbound at Gowanus Expressway Interchange
A special contra-flow lane is open for buses from 6 am to 10 am Monday to Friday. The priority lane will use the outbound Prospect Expressway connector ramp for inbound buses. The Prospect priority lane will run parallel to the Gowanus Expressway special lane from the Prospect/Gowanus interchange to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.
Belt Parkway over Fresh Creek Basin and Paerdegat Basin Bridges (between Flatbush Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue
One of three lanes in each direction may be closed 10 am to 2 pm and 10 pm to 5 am weekdays. Two of three lanes in each direction may be closed 1 am to 5 am weeknights. Closures are required to facilitate NYCDOT bridge reconstruction through October 2014.
Belt Parkway between Flatbush Avenue and Knapp Street (over Gerritsen Inlet)
One of three lanes in each direction may be closed 10 am to 2 pm and 10 pm to 5 am weekdays. Two of three lanes in each direction may be closed 1 am to 5 am weeknights. Closures are required to facilitate NYCDOT bridge reconstruction/replacement. Note: Overnight closures are not occurring at this time.
Ocean Avenue Bridge between Avenue H and Avenue I
One lane in each direction is maintained from 9 am to 4 pm weekdays to facilitate NYCDOT bridge and building repairs through spring 2014.
Bedford Avenue under Belt Parkway Bridge
One lane of traffic is maintained in each direction starting on or about August 19 through January 2014 to facilitate NYCDOT bridge overhead repairs.
5th Avenue Bridge over Greenwood Cemetery between 34th Street and 36th Street
Half this bridge and one sidewalk will be closed, while one lane in each direction and one sidewalk remains open from April 1 through December 2013. These closures are required to facilitate NYCDOT bridges repair work.
149th Street Bridge (over LIRR) between 41st Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue
This Bridge remains closed to traffic during NYCDOT bridge rehabilitation.
Grand Central Parkway between 82nd Street and 111th Street
One lane in each direction may be closed 10 am to 2 pm weekdays and from 10 pm to 5 am weekdays, and 10 pm Friday to 7 am Saturday, and 10 pm Saturday to 3 pm Sunday. Two lanes in each direction may be closed 12:01 am to 5 am weeknights, 1 am to 6 pm Saturday and 1 am to 9 am Sunday to facilitate NYSDOT bridge rehabilitation through December 2013.
Van Wyck Expressway between Jewel Avenue and Union Turnpike
One of three lanes in each direction may be closed 10 am to 2 pm and 1 am to 5 am Monday through Friday. Two of three lanes in each direction may be closed 1 am to 5 am Monday to Friday to facilitate NYSDOT long term Kew Gardens Interchange rehabilitation through February 2017.
Union Turnpike Service Road eastbound between 128th Street and 134th Street
Long term construction for the Kew Gardens Interchange NYSDOT project requires the right lane closure. All existing travel lanes will remain open by shifting traffic to the left.
34th Avenue between 126th Street and/126th Place
This street is closed through November 30, 2013 to facilitate NYCEDC roadway reconstruction. Also two lanes in each direction are maintained on 126th Street.
Staten Island Expressway (Entire Length)
One of three lanes in each direction may be closed 10 am to 3 pm (9 am to 3 pm eastbound) weekdays and 10 pm to 5 am Monday night to Friday morning, 12:01 am to 10 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 11:59 AM Sunday. Two of three lanes in each direction may be closed 11 pm to 5 am weekdays, 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday, and 12:01 am to 8 am Sunday. These lanes closures are required through March 2015 to facilitate NYSDOT rehabilitation construction activity.
Narrow Road South (eastbound) from Fingerboard Road to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge entrance ramp
Two lanes of traffic are maintained to facilitate MTA construction of a fly over ramp through 2013.
Amboy Road between Justin Avenue and South Railroad Avenue
This street will be closed 9 pm to 5 am Monday night to Saturday morning to facilitate NYCDDC water and sewer work through late January 2014.
Martin Luther King Expressway between Bayonne Bridge and Forest Avenue
One of two lanes are closed at all times to facilitate the PANY/NJ Bayonne Bridge navigated clearance project.
Martin Luther King Expressway northbound exit/entrance ramps to/from Trantor Place
Effective November 4, 2013 at 12:01 am the northbound exit ramp (last exit before Bayonne Bridge) is closed. Additionally the Trantor Place entrance to northbound Expressway/Bayonne Bridge is closed. Motorists should follow posted detours and use the prior Forest Avenue exit, and the Forest Avenue entrance. This long term closure is part of the PANY/NJ work associated with the Bayonne Bridge navigational clearance closure project.
Staten Island/New Jersey Crossings
One of two lanes in each direction may be closed as needed, for PANY/NJ long term navigational clearance project. No oversized or overnight vehicles are permitted.
The 2013 holiday season gridlock alert days are as follows:
- Wednesday, December 4
- Friday, December 6
- Thursday, December 12
- Friday, December 13
- Wednesday, December 18
- Thursday, December 19
- Friday, December 20
Information about scheduled maintenance and construction on MTA Bridges and Tunnels can be found on the MTA Web site.