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Press Release | Weekend Traffic Advisory

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 27, 2012



NEW YORK CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES STREET CLOSURES AND EXPECTED TRAFFIC DELAYS FOR APRIL 27, 28 & 29, 2012

Drivers should expect delays in the following areas:

Special Traffic Advisory

The next occurrence of weekend-long single tube closures at the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel is scheduled for Friday, April 27th.  This closure will occur from 2200 on Friday through 0500 on Monday. Two-way traffic will be maintained in the open tube.  The work is part of the $43.5 million Capital improvement project to replace the tunnel’s original 1950s-era electrical switches and feeder cables.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and use an alternate route.  In the event of a severe winter snowstorm work may be rescheduled.

BROADWAY CLOSURE FOR CRANE REMOVAL

Broadway, from Ann Street to Maiden Lane will be fully closed from 2200 Friday until 2200 Sunday to facilitate the removal of a tower crane.

During these hours there will also be a full closure of:

·         John Street from Nassau Street to Broadway, and
·         Dey Street from Church Street to Broadway.

Detour:
Traffic will be diverted to e/b Ann Street into s/b Gold Street onto e/b Fulton Street to s/b Pearl Street then to w/b Maiden Lane to re-acquire s/b Broadway and end of detour.  Traffic Enforcement Agents will be assigned to work zone intersections throughout the weekend.

Pedestrians will be restricted on Broadway from Fulton Street to Maiden Lane during active crane operations only, and will be directed to Church Street via Vesey Street and Cortlandt Street during closures.

Saturday, April 28th 

TRIBECA FILM/FAMILY FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1000 x 1800
Family Festival locations:
Greenwich Street between Chambers Street and Hubert Street
Harrison Street between West Street and Hudson Street  
Beach Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
N Moore Street between West Street and Hudson Street
Franklin Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
Jay Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
Duane Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
Reade Street between Greenwich Street and Hudson Street
The above streets will be closed for this event

FALUN GONG PARADE
Queens:       1215 x 1600
Closure:        Same as Locations
Location(s):  Formation
Included within route
Route:
Main Street between 40th Road and Sanford Avenue
Sanford Avenue between Main Street and Kissena Boulevard
Kissena Boulevard between Sanford Avenue and 41st Avenue
Dispersal:
Included within route

BIKERS AGAINST CHILDHOOD CANCER
Brooklyn:    1100
Formation area:
Maujer Street between Union Ave & Lorimer St
Route:
Maujer St to Union Ave; R on Union Ave to Grand St; R on Grand St to Metropolitan Ave; R on Metropolitan Ave to Flushing Ave; R on Flushing Ave to Cyprus Ave; L on Cyprus Ave to Dekalb Ave; R on Dekalb Ave to Ashland Place; R on Ashland Place to Brooklyn Hospital Employee Parking Lot.
Highway Personnel will make every effort to minimize the impact this event on the motoring public

Sunday, April 29th 

NATIONAL MS SOCIETY PARADE
Manhattan / Brooklyn: 0900 x 1300
Manhattan Portion:
3.3 Mile Route:
South Street between Fulton Street and Peck Slip
East River Pedestrian Path between Peck Slip and Corlears Hook Park
Cherry Street between FDR Drive and Jackson Street
Jackson Street between Cherry Street and Water Street
Water Street between Jackson Street and Montgomery Street
Montgomery Street between Water Street and South Street
6 Mile Route:                                                                                            
Beekman Street between South Street and Pearl Street
Pearl Street between Beekman Street and Frankfort Street
Frankfort Street between Pearl Street and Spruce Street
Park Row between Spruce Street and Center Street
Brooklyn Bridge Promenade
Festival:
Maiden Lane between South Street and Water Street
South Street between Beekman Street and Wall Street
Brooklyn Portion:
6 Mile Route:
Brooklyn Bridge
Tillary Street between Brooklyn Bridge and Cadman Plaza West
Cadman Plaza West between Tillary Street and Montague Street
Montague Street between Cadman Plaza West and Brooklyn Heights Promenade
Brooklyn Heights Promenade between Montague Street and Columbia Heights
Columbia Heights between Brooklyn Heights Promenade and Old Fulton Street
Old Fulton Street between Columbia Heights / Everit Street and Cadman Plaza West
The above streets will be closed for this event

NYPD HOLY NAME SOCIETY PARADE
Manhattan: 0730 x 0915
Route:
5th Avenue between 55th Street and 47th Street 
47th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
6th Avenue between 47th Street and 53rd Street
The above streets will be closed for this event

MARCH of DIMES PARADE (Manhattan)
Manhattan: 1000 x 1400
Formation:
Columbus Avenue between 61st Street and 62nd Street
Route:
Columbus Avenue between 62nd Street and 65th Street; 65th Street between Broadway and Central Park West; 65th Street Transverse; 65th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue; Lexington Avenue between 65th Street and 23rd Street; 23rd Street between Lexington Avenue and Madison Avenue
Dispersal:
Into Madison Park
Festival:
Madison Avenue between 23rd Street and 26th Street
The above streets will be closed for this event

MARCH of DIMES PARADE (Staten Island)
Staten Island:          0900 x 1500
Formation:
Staten Island Mall Parking Lot
Route:
Richmond Avenue between Platinum Avenue and Christopher Lane
Christopher Lane between Richmond Avenue and Victory Boulevard
Victory Boulevard between Christopher Lane and Richmond Avenue
Through Willow Brook Park / Eton Place between Willow Brook Park and Richmond Avenue
Richmond Avenue between Eton Place and Platinum Avenue
Dispersal:
Staten Island Mall Parking Lot
The above streets will be closed for this event

ZIUA USA ROMANIAN DAY FESTIVAL
Manhattan: 1000 x 1800
Location:
Broadway between Morris Street and Stone Street
Broadway between Fulton Street and Battery Place
The above streets will be closed for this event

NAM KNIGHTS MOTORCYCLE RIDE HONORING POLICE OFFICERS
Bronx/Manhattan:  1100
Staging: Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park on n/b Throgs Neck Service Road
Route:
S on Throgs Neck Expy Service Road to Throgs Neck Expy n/b entrance @ Blair Ave; N on TNE to w/b Cross Bronx Expy; W on CBE to s/b Henry Hudson Pkwy; S on HHP into/becomes 12th Ave/ West Side Hwy; s/b WSH to staging area on Vesey St/West St to North End Ave
Highway Personnel will make every effort to minimize the impact this event on the motoring public



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