New York City Police Department

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 15, 2009



NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS FOR JULY 16th

The New York City Police Department today announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays for Thursday, July 16th, 2009 in connection with the Presidential visit.  Drivers should expect delays in the following areas:

The FDR DRIVE will be subject to intermittent closures:

  • Southbound at 63rd Street
  • Northbound at South Ferry

The following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:15 p.m. and remain closed for the duration of the event:

  • 49th Street from Park Ave. to Lexington Ave.
  • 50th Street from Park Ave. to Lexington Ave.
  • 53rd Street from 6th Ave. to 7th Ave.
  • 54th Street from 6th Ave to 7th Ave.

Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:

On the Westside beginning at approximately 5:15p.m.

·         6th Ave. from 42nd Street to 54th Street

·         52nd Street from 6th Ave to 7th Ave

·         55th Street from 6th Ave to 7th Ave

On the Eastside beginning at approximately 7 p.m.

·         Park Ave. Northbound from 45th to 50th Street

·         Park Ave. Southbound from 57th to 49th Street

·         Lexington Ave from 57th Street to 49th Street

The New York City Police Department encourages the public to use mass transit during this event. Drivers should avoid the Midtown area, or expect significant delays and heavy congestion.



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