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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 17, 2010



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

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 Saturday, September 18th at 2 p.m. until 11: 59 p.m. Friday, 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

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19th, 2010

 

Beginning at approximately 9 p.m. the following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will 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

44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th, 2010

 

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 41st Street to 57th Street

 

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 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

 

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.

 

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, 2010

 

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 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 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 41st Street to 57th 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

42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

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

 

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

 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 22nd, 2010

 

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 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 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 41st Street to 57th 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

42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

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

 

On Wednesday 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

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2010

 

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 passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access.

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 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

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

Additional intermittent closures to vehicular traffic for Friday 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 5:30 p.m.

West 81st Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue

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

Columbus Avenue from West 86th  Street to West 77th  Street
 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2010

 

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 passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access.

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 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 41st Street to 57th 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

 

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

50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue

1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street

On Friday the FDR DRIVE will subject to intermittent closures:

Southbound at 63rd Street

Northbound at South Ferry

 



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