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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The New York City Department of Transportation has announced the following dates as Gridlock Alert Days for the upcoming holiday season

• Wednesday, November 25th (day before Thanksgiving)

• Wednesday, December 2nd (Rockefeller Center Christmas tree Lighting)

• Friday, December 4th

• Friday, December 11th

• Wednesday, December 16th

• Thursday, December 17th

• Friday, December 18th

• Wednesday, December 23rd


On all holiday season Gridlock Alert Days during the holiday embargo, lane closures are

prohibited from 6:00 AM to 11:59 PM on the following highways and East River Bridges (work behind permanent barriers may continue)

Also, construction will be lifted beginning Wed Nov 25 (Gridlock Alert Day) and construction embargoes will remain in effect through the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.


Brooklyn                                                                                Bronx

Belt Parkway                                                                          Cross Bronx Expressway

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway                                               Major Deegan Expressway

Gowanus Expressway                                                            Bruckner Expressway

Prospect Expressway                                                             Hutchison River Parkway

Belt Parkway                                                                          New England Thruway


Manhattan                                                                              Queens

FDR Drive/Harlem River Drive                                              Van Wyck Expressway

Miller Hwy/Henry Hudson Pkwy                                            Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

                                                                                                Cross Island Parkway

Staten Island                                                                         Long Island Expressway

Staten Island Expressway                                                      Grand Central Parkway

West Shore Expressway


East River Bridges                                                               Harlem River Bridges

Brooklyn Bridge                                                                      Willis Avenue Bridge

Manhattan Bridge                                                                   Third Avenue Bridge

Williamsburg Bridge                                                                145th Street Bridge

Queensboro Bridge                                                                 Madison Avenue Bridge

Broadway Bridge


Thursday, Nov 26th



Manhattan: 1100 x 1800

(New Route)                               

Formation: Columbus Avenue from 81st through 77th Streets; Central Park West from 81st Street through 86th Street; 81st & 77th Streets from Central Park West through Columbus Avenue

Route: Central Park West from 81st Street to East Side of Columbus Circle/59th Street; 59th Street to 7th Avenue; 7th Avenue to 42nd Street; 42nd Street to 6th Avenue; 6th Avenue to 34th Street; 34th Street to 7th Avenue

Dispersal: 33rd Street from 7th to 10th Avenues; 34th – 40th Streets from 7th to 8th Avenues; 7th Avenue from 33rd – 40th Streets


   Saturday, Nov 28th 

No major events 


Sunday, Nov 29th    

No major events


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