Weekly Traffic Advisory

Saturday August 27, 2016 to Friday September 2, 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. One of two lanes on the South Outer Roadway to Brooklyn (eastbound) will be closed from 11 pm to 5 am weeknights. The South Outer Roadway to Brooklyn (eastbound) will be fully closed from 11 pm Friday August 26, 2016 to 10 am Saturday August 27th, 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges milling and paving operations with a rain date of 11 pm Saturday to 10 pm Sunday. One lane in each direction may be closed between 10 am and 3 pm on the Outer Roadway on August 30, 2016 and Inner Roadway on August 31, 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.

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). The North Outer Roadway will be fully closed Monday to Friday from 10 pm to 5 am through September 2016 to facilitate utility construction. Free shuttle bus service and bicycle transport will be provided during these times. One lane at a time on the Manhattan-bound lower roadway will be closed from 12:01 am to 5 am Tuesdays through Saturdays through October 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge roadway repairs. One lane in each direction (eastbound/westbound) on the Upper roadways will be closed from 10 pm Tuesday to 5 am Wednesday and on the Lower roadways and bicycle/pedestrian path from 10 pm Wednesday to 5 am Thursday to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge maintenance.

Brooklyn Bridge

Beginning August 29th through September 2, 2016 the left lane (Brooklyn-bound) may be closed from 6 am to 3 pm and the left lane (Manhattan-bound) may be closed from 10 am to 2 pm to facilitate bridge work.

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 lane at a time on the Lower Roadways will be closed from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday and 7 am to 3 pm Saturday to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.

Manhattan

Broadway between Fulton Street and Dey Street

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

Broadway between Fulton Street and Vesey Street

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

Broadway between Cortlandt Street and Dey Street

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

Thames Street between Greenwich Street and Trinity Place

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

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

One tube in either direction will be fully closed Monday night to Friday morning from 10 pm to 5 am and Saturday from 1 am to 8 am to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge rehabilitation work. Motorists should follow posted detours.

FDR Drive (southbound) from 68th Street and 63rd Street

One of three lanes southbound will be closed from 11 pm to 5:30 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 6:30 am Saturday and from 1 am to 11 am Sunday to facilitate long term building construction.

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. These closures are necessary through September 2016.

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 through October 2016 to facilitate 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 installation through October 2016.

2nd Avenue between East 101st Street and East 91st Street;
East 85th Street and 82nd Street;
East 71st Street and East 69th Street

Three lanes of traffic are maintained 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 through December 2016.

2nd Avenue between East 91st Street and East 85th Street;
East 74th Street and East 71st Street;
East 69th Street and East 68th Street;
East 67th 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 Second Avenue Subway construction activity through December 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 33rd Street and East 35th Street

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

3rd Avenue between East 33rd Street and East 35th Street

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

3rd Avenue between East 57th Street and East 59th Street

A minimum of three lanes of traffic are maintained from 12:01 am to 5 am Monday night to Friday morning to facilitate NYCDDC water main installation through October 2016.

7th Avenue between West 42nd Street and West 45th Street

Two lanes of traffic are maintained through August 2016 during NYCDDC Times Square reconstruction work.

10th Avenue between West 30th Street and West 33rd Street

Three lanes of traffic will be maintained on 10th Avenue through 2016 to facilitate NYCDDC water main work and new building construction activity.

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 2016.

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

This street is fully closed to facilitate long term roadway reconstruction work.

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 through October 2016 to facilitate 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 October 2016 to facilitate NYCDDC water main installation. Two lanes of traffic are maintained all other times.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound) between West 21st Street and West 25th Street

Two out of three northbound lanes will be closed from 10 pm Friday to 10 pm Saturday to facilitate pavement restoration work by NYSDOT.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound) between West 25th Street and West 42nd Street

Two of four northbound lanes will be closed from 10 pm Friday to 5 am Monday to facilitate pavement restoration work by NYSDOT.

Third Avenue Bridge Exit Ramp to Southbound Harlem River Drive

One of two lanes on the exit ramp is closed around-the-clock through mid-September 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges rehabilitation work.

Trans-Manhattan Expressway (TME) Connector Ramp from George Washington Bridge to Harlem River Drive

One of two lanes in either direction (northbound or southbound) will be intermittently closed from 10 pm to 5 am Monday to Thursday, and from 12:01 am to 10 am Saturday through September 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges repairs.

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.

Fletcher Street between Front Street and South Street

This street is closed to facilitate long term building construction.

Miller Highway between West 59th Street and West 72nd Street

One lane at a time will be closed from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday through September 2, 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges maintenance.

Manhattan/Brooklyn

Hugh L. Carey Tunnel

One tube will be closed nightly Monday to Friday between 8:30 pm and 5:30 am and Saturday from 11 pm to 8 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 Monday to Friday.

Belt Parkway/Shore Parkway (at Gerritsen Inlet Bridge)

Beginning Tuesday August 30th, 2016 through Friday September 2, 2016 the eastbound side of the Belt Parkway at Gerritsen Inlet Bridge from Knapp Street to Flatbush Avenue will be closed from 12:01 am to 5 am. One lane westbound and one lane eastbound will be available in the westbound travel lanes to facilitate placement of new steel beams.

Furman Street under the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

One lane will be closed with two-way traffic maintained in the other lane from 9 am to 2:30 pm through August 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges inspections.

Manhattan/Queens

Roosevelt Island Bridge

Beginning Wednesday August 31, 2016 between 10 am to 2 pm this bridge will be fully closed for up to 15 minutes at a time for operational testing. On Thursday September 1, 2016 one lane at a time will be closed in both directions and Friday September 2, 2016 the queens approach will be closed one lane at a time from 10 am to 3 pm to facilitate NYCDOT preventative maintenance work.

Brooklyn/Queens

Pulaski Bridge (southbound)

On Tuesday August 30, 2016 one lane at a time in both directions will be closed from 7 am to 3 pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge preventive maintenance work

Metropolitan Avenue Bridge over English Kills

One lane at a time will be closed in each direction from 9 pm Friday to 5 am Saturday to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges maintenance.

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.

71st Avenue Bridge over Cooper Avenue

The 71st Avenue Bridge will experience intermittent full closures from 9 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, and Cooper Avenue under the bridge will experience alternating full roadway closures in either direction (eastbound or westbound) from 10 am to 3 pm Monday Friday, to facilitate long term NYCDOT Bridge component rehabilitation work. Motorists should follow the posted detours.

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.

Van Wyck Expressway between Northern Boulevard and Long Island Expressway

Two of three lanes in either direction (northbound or southbound) will be closed from 12:01 am to 5 am Tuesday to Friday, 1 am to 6 am Saturday and 1 am to 9 am Sunday through August 2016, to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges work related to the Roosevelt Avenue Bridge rehabilitation. Intermittent 15 minute full closures may occur from 2 am to 5 am Tuesday to Sunday.

Cross Island Parkway under Douglaston Parkway Bridge

One of three lanes will be closed in either direction from 11 pm to 5 am Monday through Friday, and two of three lanes will be closed in either direction from 1 am to 5 am Monday through Friday through September 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges construction.

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.

Bronx

Unionport Bridge over Westchester Creek

One lane at a time may be closed in both directions from 11 pm to 5 am Sunday nights to Friday mornings (2 or 3 times per week) until mid-November 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges repairs.

Southern Boulevard Bridge over East Fordham Road

One lane will be maintained in either direction on Southern Boulevard through September 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges rehabilitation work. In addition, one lane in each direction will be maintained on East Fordham Road under the bridge from 10 pm to 6 am Sunday night to Monday morning.

East 162nd Street Bridge over Metro North (between Park Avenue and Courtlandt Avenue)

As of Monday, April 11, 2016, one half of the bridge is closed, with two-way traffic maintained in the other half until September 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge component rehabilitation work.

165th Street Bridge over Metro North Railroad

There will be intermittent single lane closures on 165th Street, Melrose Avenue and Webster Avenue, and intermittent sidewalk closures on Park Avenue, Webster Avenue and Melrose Avenue from 10 pm to 6 am nightly through December 2016, to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge rehabilitation work.

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.

East 187th Street Bridge (between Park Avenue northbound and southbound) over Metro-North Railroad

This bridge is closed to westbound traffic, with only eastbound traffic maintained during long-term NYCDOT Bridge rehabilitation work. Motorists wishing to continue westbound should follow the posted detour.

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.

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. Weekday full closures are from 9 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday. During closures, motorists should use the Goethals Bridge as an alternate.

Outerbridge Crossing

One of two lanes in each direction may be closed as needed from 10 pm to 5 am weeknights for PANY/NJ maintenance.

Information about scheduled maintenance and construction on MTA Bridges and Tunnels can be found on the MTA Web site.