Weekly Traffic Advisory

Saturday December 3, 2016 to Friday December 9, 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). The North Outer Roadway will be fully closed daily from 9 pm to 5 am and one lane on the Lower Inner Roadway in both directions will be closed from 12:01 am to 5 am through 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 Monday to Friday through December 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge roadway repairs.

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. Two of three lanes will be closed on the Lower Roadway from 12:01 am to 4 am nightly until January 7, 2017 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges preventive maintenance.

Brooklyn Bridge

One lane eastbound (Brooklyn-bound) will be closed from 6 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday, and one lane westbound (Manhattan-bound) will be closed from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge rehabilitation.

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.

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.

West Street Underpass

The West Street Underpass will be fully closed from 10 pm to 5 am Monday night to Wednesday morning, and from 10 pm Thursday night to 5 am Friday morning to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges rehabilitation work. Motorists should follow posted detours.

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.

Trans-Manhattan Expressway 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 2017 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges repairs.

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 through mid-September 2017 to facilitate long term building construction.

FDR Drive at East 81st Street

OOne 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 to mid-February 2017.

Battery Park Underpass (FDR Drive to Route 9A

The North Tube (from southbound FDR Drive to northbound Route 9A) will be closed from 10 pm to 5 am Wednesday night, December 7, 2016 to Friday morning, December 9, 2016, and both tubes of the tunnel will be fully closed in each direction 1 am to 5 am Wednesday night, December 7, 2016 to Friday morning, December 9, 2016 to facilitate NYC DOT Bridges electrical rehabilitation. Motorists should follow the posted detours.

Houston Street Overpass at FDR Drive

The FDR Drive northbound Exit 5 will be fully closed from 6 am to 3 pm Sunday, December 4, 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges overpass rehabilitation. Motorists traveling northbound on the FDR Drive will be directed to use Exit 7 for East 20th and East 23rd Streets. Motorists traveling southbound on the FDR Drive may exit the roadway at southbound Exit 5 for Houston Street. Motorists traveling east on East Houston Street will not be able to access the FDR Drive northbound, and will be detoured to the FDR Drive northbound via 1st Avenue and East 23rd Street. During this time, the East River Park pedestrian ramps at Houston Street will be closed. The park can be accessed via the Delancey Street pedestrian bridge or 6th Street entrances.

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

One northbound lane will be closed from 10 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday, 8:30 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday and 8:30 pm Saturday to 10:30 am Sunday. Two northbound lanes will be closed from 1 am to 5 am Monday to Friday, 2 am to 7 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 8 am Sunday. One southbound lane will be closed from 11 pm to 5 am nightly. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 1 am to 5 am Monday to Friday, 3 am to 8 am Saturday and 3 am to 9 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate NYSDOT roadway rehabilitation work.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound/southbound) between Vesey Street and Canal Street

One northbound lane will be closed from 10 am to 3 pm and 10 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday, 10 pm Friday to 9 am Saturday and 10 pm Saturday to 9 am Sunday. Two northbound lanes will be closed from 10 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday, 11 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday and 11 pm Saturday to 8 am Sunday. One southbound lane will be closed from 9 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday, 10 pm Friday to 10 am Saturday and 10 pm Saturday to 10 am Sunday. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 am to 5 am Monday to Friday, 1 am to 9 am Saturday and 2 am to 10 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate NYSDOT roadway rehabilitation work.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound/southbound) between Canal Street and 14th Street

One northbound lane will be closed from 9 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 8 pm Friday to 11:59 am Saturday and 9 pm Saturday to 1 pm Sunday. Two northbound lanes will be closed from 11 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 1 am to 8 am Saturday and 1 am to 10 am Sunday. One southbound lane will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 11:59 am Saturday and Sunday. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 1 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 2 am to 7 am Saturday and 3 am to 8 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate NYSDOT roadway rehabilitation work.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound/southbound) between 14th Street and 24th Street

One northbound lane will be closed from 11 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 9 am Saturday and 1 am to 10 am Sunday. Two northbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 2 am to 7 am Saturday and 3 am to 8 am Sunday. One southbound lane will be closed from 9 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 9 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 10 am Sunday. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 1 am to 6 am Saturday and 2 am to 8 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate NYSDOT roadway rehabilitation work.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound/southbound) between 42nd Street and 50th Street

One northbound lane will be closed from 9 am to 2 pm and 11 pm to 7 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 10 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 1 pm Sunday. Two northbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 2 am to 8 am Saturday and 2 am to 10 am Sunday. One southbound lane will be closed from 8 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 8 pm Friday to 9 am Saturday and 8 pm Saturday to 11 am Sunday. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 11 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 8 am Saturday and 1 am to 9 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate NYSDOT roadway rehabilitation work.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound/southbound) between 50th Street and 59th Street

One northbound lane will be closed from 11 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 10 am Saturday and 1 am to 11:59 am Sunday. Two northbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 2 am to 9 am Saturday and 3 am to 10 am Sunday. One southbound lane will be closed from 9 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 8 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 11 am Sunday. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 1 am to 7 am Saturday and 1 am to 8 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate NYSDOT roadway rehabilitation work.

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

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 33rd Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenues

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 through 2016.

Belt Parkway under 92nd Street Pedestrian Overpass

Two of three lanes will be closed in both directions from 1 am to 5 am Monday to Saturday through 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges structural steel repairs on the pedestrian bridge.

Manhattan/Queens

Queens Midtown Tunnel

One tube in either direction will be closed from 11 pm Friday nights to 5:30 am Monday mornings. The Manhattan-bound (north) tube is closed Monday through Thursday nights, from 9:30 pm to 5:30 am. This is to accommodate ongoing Superstorm Sandy restoration work. One lane in each direction will always remain open in the other tube when one tube is closed.

Brooklyn/Queens

Pulaski Bridge (southbound)

One lane will be maintained southbound from 11 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday through December 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT bridge repair work.

Greenpoint Avenue Bridge over Newtown Creek

One lane at a time will be closed in either direction from 10 am to 3 pm Tuesday, December 6, 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges maintenance. One lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times.

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.

Roosevelt Avenue Bridge over Flushing Meadow Park Road

One lane in each direction will be closed from 9 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday through December 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge rehabilitation work.

Whitelaw Street Pedestrian Bridge over North and South Conduit Avenues

One lane will be closed on both North and South Conduit Avenues from 10 pm to 6 am weeknights through April 2017 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges painting operations.

Bronx/Manhattan

University Heights Bridge over the Harlem River

One lane in each direction will be closed from 12:01 am to 5 am Monday, December 5, 2016 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges maintenance. One lane in each direction will remain open to traffic at all times.

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 through January 2017 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges repairs.

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 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.

Hannah Street Bridge over Staten Island Railway South Shore

One lane and one sidewalk will be closed from 7 am to 3:30 pm Monday to Friday through January 2017 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges component rehabilitation. Two-way traffic will be maintained at all times.

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.

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