Friday, May 13, 2005
Release # 05-33
The New York City Department of Transportation announced today the following detour for the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway in Manhattan:
- From northbound Henry Hudson Parkway motorists will be detoured to the Trans-Manhattan Expressway entrance ramp to eastbound 178th Street.
- Continue straight on 178th Street to Broadway.
- Left on northbound Broadway to Dyckman Street/ Riverside Drive.
- Left on Riverside Drive, follow signage to northbound Henry Hudson Parkway.
The Hudson River Greenway is also temporarily closed in this area.
Motorists are also encouraged to use the FDR/Harlem River Drive to Dyckman Street. In addition, motorists traveling to Westchester and further north are encouraged to take the Trans-Manhattan Expressway to the northbound Major Deegan.
Where possible, drivers should use the Madison Avenue, Willis Avenue, and Triborough Bridges to connect with the Major Deegan or the Bruckner Expressways. DOT has postponed all work on the Harlem River Bridges to accommodate traffic being diverted from the Henry Hudson Parkway.
While access to the George Washington Bridge via the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway is available, motorists traveling to New Jersey are encouraged to use the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Motorists traveling inbound from New Jersey over the George Washington Bridge, headed for the northbound Henry Hudson Bridge should exit at 178th Street or Riverside Drive south and follow the detour signs back to the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway.
There are a number of special events in Manhattan this weekend. Sunday May, 15 is the 20th Annual Aids Walk. With an estimated 40,000 participants, the following street closures will be in effect from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm - 110th street between Central Park West and Riverside Drive; Riverside Drive from 110th to 74th Street; 74th from Riverside Drive to Central Park West; Central Park West to 72nd Street. Streets will be reopened on a rolling basis shortly after the tail end of the parade passes.
Other significant events include: The 9th Avenue Food Festival which will result in closures on 9th Avenue between 37th Street and 57th Street from roughly 8:00 am to 8:00 pm, Saturday May 14th and Sunday May 15th. Amsterdam Avenue will also be closed from 77th Street to 90th Street from roughly 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on Sunday, May 15th for the Amsterdam Avenue Street Festival. DOT urges motorists to use MASS TRANSIT whenever possible.
See map (pdf) for further details.
Contact: Kay Sarlin (212) 442-7033