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Weekly Traffic Advisory
Saturday March 8, 2014 to Friday March 14, 2014
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
Other state and local agencies are responsible for street construction work in New York City. Visit the Department of Design and Construction, the New York State Department of Transportation, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and MTA for more construction and traffic information.
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East River Bridges/Tunnel Crossings
Due to the Brooklyn Bridge Ramps Rehabilitation Project, 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.Unless otherwise notified of specific occurrences, nighttime closures are as follows: Overnight Detours for Manhattan-Bound Traffic
Friday night/Saturday morning Midnight* to 7 am
Monday - Thursday night: 11 pm* to 6 am * To allow traffic to clear before the reversal begins, the eastbound BQE exit onto the bridge closes 30 minutes earlier, the northbound FDR Drive exits close up to an hour earlier, and other Brooklyn ramps onto the bridge shut down 5-15 minutes earlier.
There are five lanes from 6 am to 3:30 pm Monday to Friday westbound (Manhattan-bound) of which two are on the north upper roadway (the left lane HOV2+) and three on the lower roadway; two lanes are maintained on the south upper roadway eastbound (Brooklyn bound). No trucks are permitted on the North Upper westbound roadway from 5 am to 10 am Monday to Friday. Overnight Monday to Friday from 4 pm to 9:30 pm, there are five lanes eastbound and two lanes westbound. To support Brooklyn Bridge closures, the lower roadway will be Manhattan bound westbound from 9:30 pm to 2 pm weekdays. There are five lanes westbound to Manhattan and two lanes eastbound to Brooklyn over the weekend from 9 pm Friday to 3:30 pm Monday.
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.
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 (except 9 pm-6 am nightly when roadway is closed to traffic). 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 late March 2014.
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 June 30, 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 June 30, 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 December 2014 to facilitate NYSDOT construction activity.
West Street/9A from West Thames Street to Barclay 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 March 2014.
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 mid 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 2014.
Broadway between West 43rd Street and 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 43rd Street and West 44th from early February through Spring 2014. During this work portions of the plaza area are closed. Plaza work starts again early February 2014 by Con Edison, private contractor, and NYCDDC at the West 45-West 47th Street plazas and will continue through 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 starting again in early February 2014 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 at West 30th Street
Two lanes of traffic will be maintained on 11th Avenue, and one lane of traffic on West 30th Street through May 2014 to facilitate NYCDDC water main work.
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 Park 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 late 2014. The work areas are confined to the actual installations of the bus bulb constructed areas.
West 34th Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenue
Two lanes of traffic are maintained in each direction to facilitate NYCEDC roadway reconstruction through early 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 through mid-2014.
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 59th Street and West 61st Street
Two lanes of traffic in each direction are maintained to facilitate NYCDDC water main installation. This work will resume February 3 and continue through mid-June 2014.
FDR Drive between East 42nd Street and East 34th Street
One of three lanes in either direction may be closed from 11 pm to 5:30 am weekdays through April 2014 to facilitate NYSDOT pile foundation work.
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 May 2014.
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 May 2014.
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.
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 March 2014 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 Summer 2014 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.
Gowanus Expressway Inbound/NB over the Gownus Canal between Center Street and BQE/Hugh Carey Tunnel Interchange
A work zone will be set up in the center lane and four lanes of traffic will be maintained inbound. The two right lanes will have access to the BQE and Hamilton Avenue exits only and the two left lanes will have access to the Hugh Carey Tunnel. Off-peak one lane closures will occur Monday to Friday from 11 pm to 5 am, 12:01 am to 5 am on Saturday, and 12:01 am to 9 am on Sunday. This phase of construction will occur from January 6th through June 30, 2014.
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.
Brooklyn Queens Expressway westbound/southbound and eastbound/northbound between Cadman Plaza West and Atlantic Avenue
One of three lanes may be closed 12:01 am to 1 am and two of three lanes closed 1 am to 5 am weeknights (maximum two nights per week) to facilitate NYCDOT bridge roadway repairs through March 2014.
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 December 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.
Furman Street between Atlantic Avenue and Old Fulton Street
One lane in each direction will be maintained between 11 pm to 5 am weeknights to facilitate NYCDOT bridge overhead work through March 2014.
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 April 2014.
Bedford Avenue under Belt Parkway Bridge
One lane of traffic is maintained in each direction starting on or about August 19 through mid April 2014 to facilitate NYCDOT bridge overhead repairs.
149th Street Bridge (over LIRR) between 41st Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue
This Bridge is 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 March 2014.
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 January 20, through February 28, 2014 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.
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 is open to traffic for PANY/NJ long term navigational clearance project. No oversized or overnight vehicles are permitted. Overnight Bridge closures started January 8th and continue through the duration of the project. For January and February the closures are: Monday through Thursday from 9 pm to 5 am and Friday midnight to 8 am Saturday. No weekend closures on Saturday and Sunday and holiday weekends. During closures, motorists should use the Goethals Bridge as an alternate.
Information about scheduled maintenance and construction on MTA Bridges and Tunnels can be found on the MTA Web site.