Weekend Traffic Advisory

Friday August 28, 2015 to Sunday August 30, 2015

This traffic alert details the locations of road construction and other events that will affect the flow of traffic this weekend. This information is subject to change. Check the Weekly Traffic Advisory Check for special traffic advisories

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 Weekly 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. Check who operates bridges and tunnels

The times listed for closures for street fairs are for the actual times of the street fairs themselves. The streets may be closed for longer to allow for set-up and breakdown. Street fair organizers are generally permitted to begin set-up at 8 am and breakdown must be completed by 7 pm.

As part of its citywide traffic improvement program, the New York City Department of Transportation has compiled a list of areas where Street construction or Street events will impede the normal flow of traffic this weekend.

Manhattan

West 20th Street between 11th Avenue and 10th Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 21st Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 27th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 5 am to 1 pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 32nd Street between Park Avenue South and Madison Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 4 am to 2 pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 42nd Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue

This Street will be closed Saturday from 3 am to 8 am to facilitate crane operations.

West 42nd Street between 7th Avenue and Broadway

This Street will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 3 am to 8 am to facilitate crane operations.

East 48th Street between Park Avenue and Lexington Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 5 am to 1 pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 50th Street between 11th Avenue and 10th Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday rom 8 am to 8 pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 51st Street between 11th Avenue and 10th Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 53rd Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 1 am to 11 am to facilitate crane operation.

West 53rd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday from 12:01 am to 6 am to facilitate crane operation.

East 63rd Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

65th Street Transverse Road between Central Park West and 5th Avenue

This street will be closed from 11 pm Friday to 5 am Saturday to facilitate barrier replacement.

East 85th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 114th Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Morningside Drive

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 146th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 5 pm to facilitate crane operation.

Avenue B between East Houston Street and East 2nd Street

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

Mercer Street between Broome Street and Spring Street

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

Franklin Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

Leroy Street between Hudson Street and 7th Avenue South

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

Pine Street between William Street and Pearl Street

This street will be closed 7 am Saturday to 11:59 pm Sunday to facilitate crane operation.

Vandam Street between 6th Avenue and Varick Street

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6 am to 9 pm to facilitate crane operation.

Northbound Route 9A (from Vestry to Desbrosses Streets)

Two out of four northbound lanes will be closed from 8 pm Friday, August 28 to 8 am Saturday, August 29 to facilitate permanent pavement restoration on the roadway by NYSDOT.

Southbound Route 9A (from Albany Street to West Thames Street)

Two out of three southbound lanes will be closed from 9 pm Friday, August 28 to 7 pm Saturday, August 29 to facilitate crosswalk pavement replacement by NYSDOT.

Eastbound West Thames Street (from Battery Place to SB Route 9A)

This street will be closed from 9 pm Friday, August 28 to 7 pm Saturday, August 29 to facilitate crosswalk pavement replacement by NYSDOT. One lane of west traffic will be maintained.

Festivals, Parades and Events

NYC Oktoberfest Cathedral High School and Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Festival

The following street will be closed Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm for the NYC Oktoberfest Cathedral High School and Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Festival as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • Lexington Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th Street

Daytop Madison Avenue Festival

The following street will be closed Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm for the Daytop Madison Avenue Festival as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • Madison Avenue between 42nd Street and 55th Street

Manhattan/Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge

Due to the Brooklyn Bridge Ramps Rehabilitation Project, several lane closures may affect motorists travelling between Manhattan and Brooklyn. 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
Monday - Thursday nights: 11 pm* to 6 am
Friday night/Saturday morning Midnight* to 7 am
Saturday night/Sunday morning Midnight* to 9 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.

As of March 26th, 2015 and lasting through December 2015 the Brooklyn Bridge promenade will be reduced in width for pedestrians and cyclists at various locations. At the towers, the work zone will be in effect continuously during this period. On the Brooklyn approach work will be conducted only during overnight hours. Pedestrians and cyclists will be directed to cautiously share the narrowed pathway.

Brooklyn

Rockwell Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

Gowanus Expressway (westbound) between Hamilton Avenue Exit 26 and Brooklyn-Queens Expressway merge with Hugh Carey Tunnel traffic

Two of three lanes westbound will be closed from 11 pm Friday, August 28, 2015 through 5 am Monday, August 31, 2015 to facilitate NYSDOT roadway construction. During this time, the Hamilton Avenue exit from the Hugh Carey Tunnel will also be closed. Motorists wishing to access Hamilton Avenue from the Hugh Carey Tunnel should follow the detour to the 39th Street exit. Hamilton Avenue Exit 26 from the westbound Gowanus Expressway will remain open to traffic at all times.

Festivals, Parades and Events

DOT Weekend Walks Crown Heights Mediation Center

The following street will be closed Saturday from 12:00 pm Noon to 6 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Crown Heights Mediation Center as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • Kingston Avenue between Eastern Parkway and St. John’s Place

39th Annual Brighton Jubilee

The following streets will be closed Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm for the 39th Annual Brighton Jubilee as permitted by the Mayor’s Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • Brighton Beach between Corbin Place and Coney Island Avenue
  • Coney Island Avenue between Brighton Beach Avenue and Brightwater Court:

Brooklyn Dominican Parade

The following street will be closed Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm for the Brooklyn Dominican Parade as permitted by NYPD.

Route:
  • Graham Avenue between Grand Street and Broadway
Miscellaneous:
  • Stagg Street between Bushwick Avenue and Waterbury Street

Queens

Hunter Street between 43rd Avenue and 44th Drive

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

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 this long term 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.