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Press Release | WEEKEND TRAFFIC ADVISORY

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release # TRAFFIC
Friday, April 30, 2010



NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS FOR MAY 1st & 2nd

The New York City Police Department today announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays for the weekend of May 1st & 2nd, 2010.  Drivers should expect delays in the following areas:

SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Five-Boro Bike Tour ― Sunday, May 2nd

The Five-Boro Bike Tour on Sunday, May 2nd will affect traffic at fourMTA Bridges and Tunnels facilities, especially the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which cyclists will cross towards the finish line.  Motorists should be aware of the following conditions: 

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge:

12:01 AM: All lanes, both directions, lower level of bridge, closed.

7 AM – 6 PM: Bay Street exit in Staten Island closed.

8 AM: Brooklyn-bound lower level – two out of three lanes re-open to vehicular traffic.

10 AM: 92nd Street entrance ramp (Staten Island-bound) closed to vehicular traffic.

5 PM: 92nd Street ramp to upper level ONLY (Staten Island-bound) expected to re-open.

6 PM: Staten Island-bound lower level and all other closed lanes expected to re-open.

More closures & information attached at end of this Advisory.

Saturday, May 1st  

REVLON RUN/WALK FOR WOMEN

Manhattan:    0915 x 1300

Formation: 44th to 48th Street between 7th & 8th Avenues; 7th Avenue between 44th & 47th Streets; Broadway between 45th & 47th Streets

Route: 7th Avenue between 47th & 59th Streets

Dispersal: Central Park

The above streets will be closed for this event

TRIBECA FILM PREMIER & FAMILY FESTIVAL

Manhattan:    1100 x 1800

Premier: 54th St (North curb lane) between 6th & 7th Aves; 12th St between 2nd & 3rd Aves; 2nd Ave w/s between 11th & 12th Sts; West Side Hwy n/b between 11th & 12th Sts & between Chambers & Harrison Sts; Harrison St s/s between West Side hwy & Greenwich St; 23rd St s/s between 7th & 8th Aves & n/s between 8th & 9th Aves; Greenwich St between Franklin & N Moore Sts; 57th St n/s between 6th & 7th Aves; Corner of Varick & Laight Sts.

Family Festival: Greenwich St between Chambers & Hubert Sts; Harrison St between West & Hudson Sts; Beach St between Greenwich & Hudson St; N Moore St between West & Hudson Sts; Franklin St between Greenwich & Hudson Sts; Jay St between Greenwich & Hudson Sts; Duane St between Greenwich & Hudson Sts; Reade St between Greenwich & Hudson Sts.

The above streets will be closed for this event

ZIUA USA ROMANIAN DAY FESTIVAL

Manhattan:    1100 x 1800

Broadway between Fulton Street & Battery Place; Whitehall Place between Broadway & Stone Street closed

COALITION IMMIGRANTS AND WORKERS RIGHTS

Manhattan:    1600 x 1900

Formation: Foley Square

Route: Centre Street between Worth Street & Park Row; Park Row between Centre Street & Broadway; Broadway between Reade & Worth Streets; Worth Street between Broadway & Centre Street

Dispersal: Foley Square

The above streets will be closed for this event

CURES NOT WARS

Manhattan:    1330 x 1430   

Formation: Washington Place & Greene Street

Route: Washington Place between Greene Street & Washington Square East; Greene Street between East 8th Street & Washington Place; East 8th Street between Cooper Square & Greene Street; 3rd Avenue between Saint Mark’s Place & East 48th Street; East 48th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenues; 2nd Avenue between 47th & East 48th Streets

The above streets will be closed for this event

32nd ANNUAL HALL OF FAME 10k RACE

Bronx:            1000 x 1200

Formation: Bronx Community College entrance

Route: Hall of Fame Terrace between college entrance & Aqueduct Avenue; Aqueduct Avenue between 181st & 184th Streets; grand concourse between 179th Street & Van Cortlandt Park Avenue East

The above streets will be closed for this event

Sunday, May 2nd 

UNITED FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE

Manhattan:    1100 x 1800

Formation: 42nd Street & 7th Avenue

Route: 42nd Street between 7th & 3rd Avenues; 3rd Avenue between 42nd & 47th Streets; 47th Street between 3rd Avenue & Dag Hammerskjold Plaza

The above streets will be closed for this event

STRYCKERS BAY NEIGHBORHOOD COUNCIL STREET FESTIVAL

Manhattan:    1100 x 1800

Broadway between 93rd & 96th Streets closed

BROADWAY MALL CENTER STREET FESTIVAL

Manhattan:    1100 x 1800

Broadway between West 86th & West 93rd Streets closed

BREAST CANCER EVENT

Manhattan:    1100 x 1800

7th Avenue between 42nd & 57th Streets closed

GOWANUS CANAL CDC COURT STREET FESTIVAL

Brooklyn:       1100 x 1800

Court Street between Union & West 9th Streets closed

Five-Boro Bike Tour ― Sunday, May 2nd

The Five-Boro Bike Tour on Sunday, May 2nd will affect traffic at four MTA Bridges and Tunnels facilities, especially the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, which cyclists will cross to toward the finish line.  Motorists should be aware of the following conditions: 

Verrazano-Narrows Bridge:

12:01 AM: All lanes, both directions, lower level of bridge, closed.

7 AM – 6 PM: Bay Street exit in Staten Island closed.

8 AM: Brooklyn-bound lower level – two out of three lanes re-open to vehicular traffic.

10 AM: 92nd Street entrance ramp (Staten Island-bound) closed to vehicular traffic.

5 PM: 92nd Street ramp to upper level ONLY (Staten Island-bound) expected to re-open.

6 PM: Staten Island-bound lower level and all other closed lanes expected to re-open.

Motorists are advised to expect heavy delays and seek alternate routes if possible.

Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel:

7 AM – 6 PM: Manhattan-bound customers exiting the tunnel are advised that Trinity Place exit will be closed; detour is West Street.

10 AM – 3 PM: Brooklyn-bound traffic attempting to access the westbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway toward the (I-278W) Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be required to divert to the Hamilton Avenue exit ramp.  The westbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (I-278W) will be closed from Atlantic Avenue to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. 

RFK (Triborough) Bridge:

8 AM – 1 PM: Ramp to FDR Drive south will be closed.  All Manhattan-bound traffic must exit at 125th Street.  Traffic agents will be at 125th Street to facilitate traffic.

Queens Midtown Tunnel:

Heavy delays expected due to traffic diverted from Pulaski and Queensboro Bridges, which will be closed for the Bike Tour.

The tour will start at Whitehall St & Water St. at 8 a.m. in Manhattan and end at St George Terminal in Staten Island. The routes affected are the following:

  • Start at Whitehall  street   & water street
  • Greenwich St. / Trinity Pl. / Church St.
  • 6th Avenue from Franklin St. to 59th St. / Central Park South.
  • Crossing Central Park to continue on 7th Avenue (Adam Clayton Powell Jr.) then right on 135th St to Madison Avenue Bridge towards the Bronx.
  • South on 3rd Avenue towards Manhattan
  • Exit to FDR Drive southbound to 63rd St exit.
  • Enter Queens-borough Bridge upper level Manhattan bound counter-flow to Queens.
  • Exit on 21st St, then north to Astoria Park.
  • South on Shore Blvd /14th St to 31st Ave/Vernon Blvd.
  • Vernon Blvd to 44th Drive, 11th St/Pulaski Bridge
  • Turn onto Greenpoint Ave, then onto Franklin Street. Continuing on Kent Ave until Flushing Ave south.
  • Enter BQE at Atlantic Ave W/B. continue on BQE south to Shore Pkwy (Belt Pkwy).
  • Exit at 4th Avenue (Bay Ridge).
  • Proceed counter-flow on 101st St. north towards Fort Hamilton Pkwy
  • Turn onto 92nd St. towards Verrazano Bridge Lower Level.
  • Exit Verrazano Bridge at Bay St. continue on Bay until St. George Ferry Terminal in Staten Island.

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