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Press Release # 060
Friday, November 4, 2005

New York City Police Department Announces Closures For New York City Marathon On Sunday, November 6

The New York City Police Department today announced closures for the New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 6. Heavy traffic is expected throughout the city all day. Mass transit is strongly recommended.

At 10:07 a.m. on Sunday, 2 military Black Hawk airplanes will fly over the starting line. Immediately following the flyover, there will be a canon salute.

Truck traffic will be detoured off the westbound Brooklyn Queens Expressway at the Hamilton Avenue exit.

Parking is prohibited on both sides of 1st Avenue from 59th Street north to the Willis Avenue Bridge and on 5th Avenue from 138th Street to 89th Street and on both sides of 59th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue. In addition, there is no parking on Central Park West from 59th Street to 79th Street.

Bridges will be closed at the following times:

* Verrazano Bridge * Upper level (both ways) 12 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lower level (west to Staten Island) 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Lower level (Brooklyn-bound only) 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
* Pulaski Bridge * (both ways) 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
* Queensboro Bridge * Upper level (both ways) Open all day to cars and buses, but closed to all trucks.
Lower level (Manhattan-bound) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Lower level (Queens-bound) 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Willis Avenue Bridge * (both ways) 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
* Madison Avenue Bridge * (both ways) 10 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

In addition to the closures on the Queensboro Bridge, the exit ramp to 60th Street will also be closed.

The Marathon's route is:

Staten Island
Verrazano Bridge into (mile 2)

92nd St. onto (mile 3) 4th Avenue & 83rd St. (mile 4) 4th & 64 St. (mile 5) 4th & 44St (mile 6) 4th & 23St (mile 7) 4th & 5St. (mile 8) Ashland Place (mile 9) Lafayette & Classon Ave (mile 10) Bedford Ave & Lynch St (mile 11) Bedford Ave & South 3rd St (mile 12) Manhattan Ave f/o #645 (mile 13) Start of Pulaski bridge

(mile 14) Vernon Blvd & 45 Ave (mile 15) Queensboro Bridge Manhattan (mile 16) QB Bridge to Manhattan side
(mile 17) 1st Ave & 75 St (mile 18) 1st Ave & 95 St (mile 19) 1st Ave & 115 St (mile 20)
(mile 20) Willis Ave Bridge
(mile 21) Madison Ave Bridge (mile 22) 5th Ave & 120 St (mile 23) 5th Ave & 90 St (mile 24) East Drive & 84 St (mile 25) East Drive & 66 St (mile 26) West Drive & 62 Street

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