New York City Police Department

Press Release | NO. 2004-105

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # 105
Wednesday, September 15, 2004



New York City Police Department Announces Street Closures And Expected Traffic Delays Relating To The United Nations General Assembly

The New York City Police Department today announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays relating to the United Nations General Assembly. The United Nations is located at 1st Avenue and 42nd Street. The use of public transportation for the duration of the General Assembly is highly encouraged.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2004

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 12:00 midnight and remain closed for the duration of the General Assembly:
* 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street
* 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 7:00 a.m.:
* 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
* 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
These areas will reopen each evening after the day's session

Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:
* Madison Avenue from 42nd Street to 51st Street
* Lexington Avenue from 48th Street to 57th Street

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2004

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:
* 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street
* 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue

Additional closures to vehicular traffic for Tuesday include:
* 50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue
* 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street
* 49th Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
* 50th Street Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue

Also on Tuesday, between approximately 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., the FDR DRIVE will be closed:
* Southbound at 63rd Street
* Northbound at 23rd Street

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 7:00 a.m.:
* 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
* 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
These areas will reopen each evening after the day's session

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2004

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic:
* 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street
* 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
* 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 7:00 a.m.:
* 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
* The 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
These areas will reopen each evening after the day's session

For the duration of the General Assembly, drivers should expect closures in different areas of the city related to security and increased motorcade traffic. Traffic in the vicinity of hotels and the U.N. will be especially heavy. This information may be subject to change. The most current closures can be viewed on this website.



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