Weekly Traffic Advisory

Saturday February 6, 2016 to Friday February 12, 2016

This traffic alert details road construction and other events that will affect the flow of traffic this week. Check the Weekend Traffic Advisory Check the Special Traffic Advisory

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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The City of New York's Department of Transportation issued a traffic alert for this week providing the locations of road construction and events where lane and street closings will affect the flow of traffic. Lane closings may also occur due to circumstances beyond our control. Major road, lane and street closings for the coming week are as follows:

East River Bridge Crossings

Williamsburg Bridge

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 10 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 westbound to Manhattan on the North Inner Lower Roadway may be closed from 12:01 am to 5 am (one or two nights per week) to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges truss repairs.  Note: Lane closures on the upper and lower roadways will not occur simultaneously.

Brooklyn Bridge

One of three lanes eastbound (Brooklyn-bound) may be closed Monday to Friday from 1 am to 3 pm, and two of three lanes eastbound (Brooklyn-bound) may be closed Tuesday to Friday from 2 am to 6 am.  One of three lanes westbound (Manhattan-bound) may be closed Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 11 pm to 6 am.  Two of three lanes westbound (Manhattan-bound) may be closed Monday to Friday from 12:01 am to 5 am.  These closures are necessary to facilitate long-term bridge construction activity.

Manhattan Bridge

There are five lanes westbound and two lanes eastbound.  No trucks are permitted on the North Upper westbound roadway from 5 am to 10 am Monday to Friday.  One of three lanes on the lower roadway may be closed westbound from 10 am to 3 am Monday to Friday to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge maintenance.

Manhattan

Church Street between Barclay Street and Park Place

Two lanes of traffic are maintained for NYCDDC long term roadway project.

Avenue D from East 12th Street to East 13th Street

This roadway is closed until further notice to facilitate a NYCDEP pumping station capital project.

Battery Park Underpass from West Street (9A) to FDR Drive

One of two lanes in either tube will be closed Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm and from 10 pm to midnight.  Either tube (south or North) will be fully closed Monday to Friday from midnight to 5 am and Saturday and/or Sunday from 1 am to 8 am to facilitate NYCDOT bridges rehabilitation work.  These closures will occur through January 2018.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound /southbound) between Battery Place and West 59th Street

One lane will be closed weekdays from 10 am to 3 pm (Northbound only) and 10 pm to 5 am, Saturday from 1 am to 10 am, and Sunday from 2 am to 12 Noon.  Two lanes will be closed weekdays from 12:01 am to 5 am, Saturday from 2 am to 8 am, and Sunday from 3 am to 10 am to facilitate NYSDOT roadway repairs and maintenance.  Note: Lane closure hours vary slightly by street segment.

FDR Drive (northbound/southbound) at East Houston Street

One lane in either direction will be closed from 11 pm to 5:30 am starting Friday, January 29, 2016 through December 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge rehabilitation work.

FDR Drive at East 81st Street

One of three lanes in either direction (northbound or southbound) may be closed from 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 lanes northbound may be closed from 1 am to 5 am Tuesday to Friday, 2 am to 6 am Saturday and 2 am to 7 am Sunday to facilitate long term NYCDOT pedestrian bridge reconstruction.

1st Avenue between East 33rd Street and East 34th Street

A minimum of three lanes of traffic will be maintained from 7 am to 3:30 pm daily to facilitate long term NYCDDC water main and sewer installation.

2nd Avenue between East 59th Street and East 57th Street

Three lanes of traffic are maintained from 10 pm to 5 am Monday nights to Saturday mornings to facilitate NYCDDC water main work through May 2016.

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.  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 2016.

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 May 2016.  Note: Two 14 foot lanes of traffic are maintained on East 86th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue, one lane eastbound and one lane 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 December 2016.  Note: Three lanes of traffic are maintained between East 71st Street and East 69th Street.

2nd Avenue between East 33rd Street and East 34th Street

A minimum of three lanes of traffic are maintained 7 am to 3:30 pm daily through April 2016 to facilitate long term NYCDDC water main installation.

3rd Avenue between East 33rd Street and East 34th Street

A minimum of three lanes of traffic are maintained 7 am to 3:30 pm daily through July 2016 to facilitate long term NYCDDC water main installation.

Broadway between Fulton Street and Ann Street

 Two lanes of traffic are maintained for NYCDDC long-term roadway reconstruction.

Broadway between Liberty Street and John Street

One lane of traffic is maintained for NYCDDC long-term roadway reconstruction.

Trinity Place between Thames Street and Liberty Street

One lane of traffic is maintained for NYCDDC long term roadway project.

Thames Street between Greenwich Street and Trinity Place

This street will be closed through June 2016 to facilitate building operations.

Fletcher Street between Front Street and South Street

This street will be closed through June 2016 to facilitate building operations.

Dutch Street between Fulton Street and John Street

This street is closed to facilitate construction operations.

11th Avenue at West 30th Street

Three lanes of traffic will be maintained on 11th Avenue, and one lane of traffic on West 30th Street through 2016 to facilitate NYCDDC water main work and new building construction activity.

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 March 2016. 

West 33rd Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenues

One lane of traffic is maintained through February 2016 to facilitate new building construction activity.

East 34th Street between Lexington Avenue and FDR Drive Service Roadway

Two lanes in each direction are maintained except 7 am to 3:30 pm daily when one of four lanes may be closed to facilitate long term NYCDDC water main installation. The lane closures are restricted to the actual work zone areas.

East 58th Street between Queensboro Bridge ramp to South Upper Roadway and 2nd Avenue and from 3rd Avenue to 2nd Avenue

One lane of traffic is maintained 7 am to 3:30 pm daily through April 2016 to facilitate NYCDDC water main installation.  Two lanes of traffic are maintained all other times.

Harlem River Drive Northbound Exit Ramp #19 to East 125th Street

This exit ramp is closed through 2017 for the reconstruction of the Harlem River Viaduct. Motorists should use the East 135th Street/Exit 21 as an alternate exit.

Bronx

East 167th Street Underpass under Grand Concourse

The underpass will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am Monday nights to Sunday mornings through September 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge rehabilitation work.  Service roads will remain open to traffic.

Unionport Bridge (northbound/southbound) over Westchester Creek

One northbound lane will be closed (two nights per week) from 11 pm to 5 am weeknights and one southbound lane will be closed (two nights per week) from 12:01 am to 5 am through February 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT bridges deck repairs.

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.

Major Deegan Expressway (northbound/southbound) under High Bridge

One lane and the shoulder in either direction may be closed from 10 pm to 5 am Monday night to Friday morning until July 2016 to facilitate NYSDOT Highbridge Ramp Rehabilitation.

 

Manhattan/Brooklyn

Hugh L. Carey Tunnel

One tube will be closed nightly Monday to Friday between 9:30 pm and 5:30 am to facilitate tunnel repairs through 2018.  Weekend-long single tube closures will begin Friday night from 9:30 pm and continue through 5:30 am Monday morning.  In addition one tube will be closed for routine maintenance work Sunday night beginning at 11 pm through 5:30 am Monday.  During these times there will be one lane in each direction in the remaining tube.

Brooklyn

Gowanus Expressway/Belt Parkway Interchange between 86th Street and 45th Street

One of three lanes in each direction may be closed Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm to facilitate NYSDOT long term roadway rehabilitation work.

Third Avenue between 53rd Street and 6th 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 53rd Street and 6th Avenue; 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.

Atlantic Avenue between Fort Greene Place and Carlton Avenue

Three lanes of traffic are maintained westbound and two lanes maintained eastbound as part of the Atlantic Yards long term construction project. 

Belt Parkway Bridge over Mill Basin

One of three lanes may be closed in either direction to facilitate long term NYCDOT Bridge reconstruction from 10 am to 2 pm and 10 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday, 11 pm Friday to 6 am Saturday and 11 pm Saturday to 8 am Sunday.  Two of three lanes may be closed in either direction from 1 am to 5 am Monday to Friday, 1 am to 5 am Saturday and 2 am to 7 am Sunday.

Belt Parkway/Shore Parkway at 69th Street

One lane in each direction may be closed from 10 am to 2 pm weekdays to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges reconstruction work.

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 March 2016. 

Brooklyn Queens Expressway westbound/southbound between Cadman Plaza West and Atlantic Avenue

One lane will be closed 12:01 am and a second lane will be closed starting 1 am Tuesday through Saturday between January 12 and February 8, 2016.  All lanes will reopen at 5 am Wednesday February 8, 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT bridge roadway repairs.

Queens

Belt Parkway between Cross Bay Boulevard and 149th Street

One of three lanes in either direction may be closed 10 am to 2 pm weekdays and 10 pm to 5 am weeknights.  Two of three lanes in either direction may be closed 1 am to 5 am weeknights to facilitate NYCDEP sewer reconstruction through September 2017.  Additionally one of two lanes on the Nassau Expressway exit ramp to eastbound Belt Parkway from 115th Street to 128th Street will be closed.

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. 

Jackie Robinson Parkway between Jamaica Avenue and Queens Boulevard

One of two lanes westbound will be closed from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday.  The westbound roadway will be fully closed from 11 pm to 5 am to facilitate NYSDOT safety improvements through December 2016.

Staten Island

Martin Luther King Expressway northbound exit/entrance ramps to/from Trantor Place

Effective November 4, 2013 the northbound exit ramp (last exit before Bayonne Bridge) is closed.  The Trantor Place entrance to northbound Expressway/Bayonne Bridge is also closed. Motorists should follow posted detours and use the prior Forest Avenue exit, and the Forest Avenue entrance.  This long term closure expected through February 2017 is part of the PANY/NJ work associated with the Bayonne Bridge navigational clearance closure project.

Staten Island/New Jersey Crossings

Bayonne Bridge

One of two lanes in each direction is open to traffic for PANY/NJ long term navigational clearance project. No oversized or overweight vehicles are permitted.   Overnight Bridge closures started January 8th, 2014 and continue through the duration of the project.  The closures are:  Monday through Thursday from 9 pm to 5 am and Friday midnight to 11:59 pm Saturday.  No weekend closures on 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.