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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 22, 2009



NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS RELATING TO THE UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 AUDIO: UNGA Protection by the NYPD

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.

 

For the first week of the United Nations General Assembly, the following streets will be completely closed to traffic beginning Sunday, September 20th at 2 a.m. until 11: 59 p.m. Thursday, September 24th:

·             49th Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue

·             50th Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue

 

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

•          Park Avenue from 48th Street to 52nd Street

·                      Lexington Avenue 48th Street to 52nd Street

 

                                              TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2009

 

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

•           1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open to passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.

•           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 5:00 a.m.:

•           42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue

•           42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session

 

The FDR DRIVE will be subject to intermittent closures:

•           Southbound at 63rd Street

•           Northbound at 34th Street

 

Additional intermittent closures to vehicular traffic for Tuesday beginning at 7 a.m. include:

•           50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue

•           1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street

 

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

·                      42nd  Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue

·                      57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue

·                      2nd  Avenue  from 42nd Street to 57th Street

  

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2009

 

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

•           1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open to passenger cars but will be subject to intermittent closures. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.

•           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 5:00 a.m.:

•           42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue

•           42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session

 

The FDR DRIVE will be subject to intermittent closures:

•           Southbound at 63rd Street

•           Northbound at 34th Street

 

Additional intermittent closures to vehicular traffic for Wednesday beginning at 7 a.m. include:

•           50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue

•           1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street

 

In the evening 5th Avenue from East 86th Street south to East 80th Street will be limited  to single vehicle traffic lane.

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2009

 

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

•           1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open to passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.

•           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 5:00 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

 

 

The FDR DRIVE will subject to intermittent closures:

•           Southbound at 63rd Street

•           Northbound at South Ferry

 

 

Additional intermittent closures to vehicular traffic for Thursday beginning at 7 a.m. include:

•           50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue

•           1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street

 

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 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

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2009

 

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

•           1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open to passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.

•           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 5:00 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.

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