New York City Police Department

Press Release | Traffic Advisory

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, November 16, 2012



The New York City Police Department today announced street closures and anticipated traffic delays for the weekend November 17th  & 18th, 2012.  Drivers should expect delays in the following areas:

The Queens Midtown Tunnel is open to traffic, with no planned closures
The Holland Tunnel is open to traffic except for tractor-trailers.
The Battery Park Underpass is open to w/b buses for p.m. rush hour and reopening to all e/b vehicles and remains open for 24 hours in that direction, with the w/b direction reopening each day to buses only from 3-7 p.m.

The Brooklyn Battery Tunnel has one tube open with one lane for buses and one lane for cars only (no trucks), Manhattan-bound from 0600 – 1000 and Brooklyn-bound from 1500 – 1900 daily, including weekends.  The tunnel is closed at all other times. 

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

  • Friday, November 16th
  • Wednesday, November 21st (day before Thanksgiving)
  • Wednesday, November 28th (Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting)
  • Friday, December 7th
  • Thursday, December 13th
  • Friday, December 14th
  • Wednesday, December 19th
  • Thursday, December 20th
  • Friday, December 21st

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 their service roads) and East/Harlem River Bridges (work behind permanent barrier, not impacting on vehicular, bicycle, or pedestrian traffic flow may continue) :

Brooklyn

  • Belt Parkway
  • Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
  • Gowanus Expressway
  • Prospect Expressway

Bronx

  • Cross Bronx Expressway
  • Major Deegan Expressway
  • Bruckner Expressway
  • Hutchinson River Parkway
  • New England Thruway

Manhattan

  • West Street (9A)/Miller Hwy/Henry Hudson Parkway
  • FDR Drive/Harlem River Drive


East River Bridges

  • Queensboro/Ed Koch Bridge
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Manhattan Bridge
  • Williamsburg Bridge

Staten Island

  • Staten Island Expressway
  • West Shore Expressway

Queens

  • Belt Parkway
  • Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
  • Cross Island Parkway
  • Grand Central Parkway
  • Long Island Expressway 145th Street Bridge
  • Van Wyck Expressway Madison Avenue Bridge
  • Broadway Bridge

Harlem River Bridges

  • University Heights Bridge
  • Macombs Dam Bridge
  • Willis Avenue Bridge
  • Third Avenue Bridge

Saturday, November 17th

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOC. & ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL FAIR
Manhattan:    1100 x 1800
Madison Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th Street closed

UKRAINIAN GENOCIDE SOLEMN MARCH
Manhattan:    1145 Start
Formation: East 7th Street between 2nd & 3rd Avenue
Route: North on E/side of 3rd Ave to 51st St (utilizing 1 lane of traffic); W on 51st St to 5th Ave (full roadway); S on 5th Ave to front entrance of St Patrick’s Cathedral

Sunday, November 18th

MIDTOWN SOUTH COMMUNITY COUNCIL & GRAMERCY PARK NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION FAIR
Manhattan:    1100 x 1800
6th Avenue between 34th Street and 42nd Street closed

JAFRIA SOCIETY PROCESSION
Manhattan:    1100 x 1400
Formation:
St. Bartholomew Church, 109 E 50th St
Route: N on Park Ave to E 65th Street, then west E 65th Street between 5th & Madison Avenues to the Pakistan Mission, 125 E 65th St.
Dispersal: At end of route

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