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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 2, 2012



NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS FOR MARCH 3rd & 4th, 2012

The New York City Police Department today announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays for the weekend March 3rd & 4th , 2012.  Drivers should expect delays in the following areas:

Saturday, March 3rd

HOLLAND TUNNEL WEEKEND SINGLE TUBE CLOSURE
The Holland Tunnel will completely close one tunnel for consecutive weekends. The first weekend’s South Tunnel closure is eastbound to New York, and the second weekend’s North Tunnel closure is westbound to New Jersey. During these closures, traffic will be diverted to other crossings. Closure times are listed below. These tunnels are necessary to facilitate roadway resurfacing.
 

NY bound South Tunnel:
Saturday, February 25th - 0100 x 0800
Sunday, February 26th - 0100 x 0800
NJ bound North Tunnel:
Saturday, March 3rd - 0100 x 0800
Sunday, March 4th - 0100 x 0800

FULL CLOSURE - WILLIS AVENUE BRIDGE
NYCDOT
will implement a full early morning closure of the Willis Ave Bridge to facilitate electrical system testing of the swing span. Full bridge closures will be conducted from 0100 x 0530, Tuesday thru Friday, and 0200 x 0600 on Saturdays thru March 10th
During these closures motorists will be detoured to the Madison Ave Bridge @ East 138th St.
Northbound FDR motorists will continue on the FDR Drive to the East 135th St exit, proceed to Madison Ave and then onto the Madison Ave Bridge.
1st Ave motorists will take East 125th Street west to Madison Ave, turn north and proceed to the bridge.
Signage and Traffic Control Agents will assist motorists during these closures.

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Queens:       1300 x 1630
Formation:
Beach 129th Street between Newport Avenue & Rockaway Beach Boulevard
Route: Newport Avenue between Beach 129th & Beach 116th Streets; Beach 116th Street between Newport Avenue & Rockaway Beach Boulevard; Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 116th Street & Beach 102nd Street. Rockaway Beach Boulevard to Beach 94th Street
Dispersal: Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 94th & Beach 93rd Streets
The above streets will be closed for this event

Sunday, March 4th

COOGAN’S RUN
Manhattan: 1100 x 1700
Formation: Fort Washington Avenue between 168th & 169th Streets; 168th Street between Broadway & Fort Washington Avenue
Route: Fort Washington Avenue between 169th & 190th Street
The above streets will be closed for this event

SAINT PATRICK’S DAY FOR ALL
Queens:       1400 x 1530
Formation:
Skillman Avenue between 43rd & 56th Streets
Route: 56th Street between Woodside & Skillman Avenues
Dispersal: Woodside Avenue between 56th & 61st Streets
The above streets will be closed for this event

STATEN ISLAND SAINT PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Staten Island:          1230 x 1530
Formation
: Hart Boulevard between Castleton & Forest Avenues
Route: Forest Avenue between Hart Boulevard & Decker Avenue
Dispersal: Barrett Avenue between Forest & Decker Avenues
The above streets will be closed for this event


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