About DOT

Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #09-046

Contact: Seth Solomonow/Scott Gastel (212) 839-4850

FDR Drive: Full Closure Of Northbound Lanes For Necessary Repairs Between E. Houston And E. 20th Streets From 12:01 A.M. Saturday, Oct. 17th Until 8 A.M. Sunday, Oct. 18th

The Department of Transportation (DOT) advises motorists that all three northbound lanes of the FDR Drive will be closed to traffic from East Houston Street to East 20th Street beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17th and continuing until 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 18th. These lanes will be closed to facilitate roadway repair work between East 14th and East 20th Streets. NYPD traffic agents will be stationed along detour routes (listed below) along with fixed and variable message signs that will be located throughout the impacted area during the closure. The southbound lanes of the FDR Drive will remain open throughout this period. All three northbound lanes will be open upon completion of this work.

Detour information

Northbound FDR Drive main roadway:

All northbound vehicles must exit the FDR Drive at East Houston Street and continue westbound along Houston Street and make a right onto First Avenue. Motorists then proceed northbound on First Avenue to East 23rd Street, turn right and drive two blocks east to the FDR Drive, where access resumes.

In addition to the above closure, two entrances to the northbound FDR Drive will be closed, as well as one southbound exit. Detours follow:

Northbound entrance to the FDR Drive at South Street and Montgomery Street:

The northbound entrance to the FDR Drive from South/Montgomery Streets will be closed during this construction. Motorists traveling northbound on South Street are advised to turn left onto northbound Montgomery Street and proceed to Grand Street, make a left and travel along Grand Street to Allen Street. At Allen, make a right turn and proceed northbound (Allen becomes First Avenue) to East 23rd Street, then turn right and proceed east to the FDR, where northbound access resumes.

Northbound entrance to the FDR Drive at Pearl Street (two ramps):

From southbound Pearl, take either the southbound FDR Drive to the West Side Highway, or proceed to South Street, turn left and proceed northbound to Montgomery Street. Turn left onto northbound Montgomery to Grand Street, make a left and travel along Grand to Allen Street. At Allen, make a right and proceed northbound to East 23rd Street (Allen becomes First Avenue), then turn right and proceed east to the FDR, where northbound access resumes.

From northbound Pearl, continue northbound past the FDR entrance and turn right onto Madison Street. Proceed on Madison eastbound to Pike Street, then turn left onto Pike and continue northbound for three blocks, where Pike turns into Allen Street. Proceed northbound on Allen to East 23rd Street (Allen becomes First Avenue), then turn right and proceed east to the FDR, where northbound access resumes.

Southbound Exit from the FDR Drive at East Houston Street:

The Southbound exit for East Houston Street will be closed during this period. Motorists will be directed to use the next southbound exit, at Grand Street (approximately a quarter-mile south of Houston). Motorists will then be directed to make a right turn onto westbound Grand Street and make a right onto northbound Pitt Street, which ends at East Houston Street.

See map of detours.

—30—