Weekly Traffic Advisory

Saturday May 23, 2015 to Friday May 29, 2015

This traffic alert details road construction and other events that will affect the flow of traffic this week. Check the Weekend Traffic Advisory Check the Special Traffic Advisory

Lane closings may also occur due to circumstances beyond DOT's control. Schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather, security alerts and other emergencies. For up-to-the-minute information, visit 511NY, New York State's official traffic and travel information source. Visit the Office of Emergency Management and NYPD for emergency street closure updates. DOT also issues supplementary Weekend Traffic Advisories and Special Alerts. Subscribe to traffic advisory email updates Visit the NYC Street Closures Map

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The City of New York���s Department of Transportation issued a traffic alert for this week providing the locations of road construction and events where lane and street closings will affect the flow of traffic. Lane closings may also occur due to circumstances beyond our control. Major road, lane and street closings for the coming week are as follows:

East River Bridge Crossings

Brooklyn Bridge

Due to the Brooklyn Bridge Ramps Rehabilitation Project, several lane closures may affect motorists travelling between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Local streets may experience single lane closures as needed and Manhattan-bound lane closures continue overnight throughout the duration of the project. Any other closures, including Manhattan-bound closures that extend into daytime hours during selected weekends, will be highlighted below. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained throughout the project as will the span���s pedestrian and cycling path. During Manhattan-bound closures, motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge or may choose other crossings.

Unless otherwise notified of specific occurrences, nighttime closures are as follows:

Overnight Detours for Manhattan-Bound Traffic
Due to the Memorial Day holiday, there will be no closures on the Brooklyn Bridge this weekend.
Tuesday - Thursday nights: 11 pm* to 6 am

* To allow traffic to clear before the reversal begins, the eastbound BQE exit onto the bridge closes 30 minutes earlier, the northbound FDR Drive exits close up to an hour earlier, and other Brooklyn ramps onto the bridge shut down 5-15 minutes earlier.

As of March 26th, 2015 and lasting through December 2015 the Brooklyn Bridge promenade will be reduced in width for pedestrians and cyclists at various locations. At the towers, the work zone will be in effect continuously during this period. On the Brooklyn approach work will be conducted only during overnight hours. Pedestrians and cyclists will be directed to cautiously share the narrowed pathway.

Manhattan Bridge

There are five lanes eastbound and two lanes westbound from 3:30 pm to 9 pm Monday to Friday. To support Brooklyn Bridge closures, the lower roadway will operate westbound (Manhattan-bound) from 9:00 pm to 3:30 pm weekdays. No trucks are permitted on the North Upper westbound roadway from 5 am to 10 am Monday to Friday.

Williamsburg Bridge

There are four lanes of traffic in each direction on the bridge. Trucks are allowed on the outer roadways only. A single lane in each direction may be closed off peak hours as needed to facilitate NYCDOT bridge inspection and maintenance work.

Ed Koch/Queensboro Bridge

The North Inner Lower Roadway is Manhattan-bound with access from Queens Plaza North to Second Avenue and East 60th Street. The South Inner Lower roadway is Queens-bound with access from 2nd Avenue to Queens Plaza South. Trucks are allowed on the lower inner roadways only. Trucks are prohibited from the upper and outer roadways. The North Upper Roadway is Manhattan-bound at all times. Access is to East 62nd Street/East 63rd Street in Manhattan from Thomson Avenue, 21st Street at Queens Plaza North, and 11th Street at Queens Plaza South in Queens. The South Upper Roadway is Queens-bound except Monday to Friday from 6 am to 9:30 am when the roadway is reversed and accommodates the Manhattan bound high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane containing two or more people. Access is to East 58th Street/East 57th Street in Manhattan from Thomson Avenue or 21st Street at 43rd Avenue in Queens. The South Outer Roadway of the lower level is open to passenger cars only with access from westbound 59th Street off of 1st Avenue to Queens Plaza South (except 9 pm-6 am nightly when roadway is closed to traffic). One of two lanes on the South Upper Roadway eastbound may be closed 12:01 am to 5 am weeknights through May 2015 for truss repairs. One of two lanes eastbound to Queens from the 2nd Avenue entrance onto lower roadway will be closed 12:01 am to 5 am Tuesday to Friday and 1 am to 10 am Saturday through August 2015 to facilitate NYCDOT bridges roadway repairs.
Note: Lane closures on the upper and lower roadways will not occur simultaneously.

Manhattan

West 59th Street between Northbound Route 9A Service Road and Southbound Route 9A Service Road

These streets are closed all times from October 28, 2013 to July 16, 2015 by NYCDDC/DOS to facilitate the reconstruction of a pier platform. Motorists should follow posted detour.

West Street/9A northbound between Albany Street and Liberty Street

The northbound left turn will be restricted starting February 26, 2011 and the left turn will be permitted at the prior intersection of Albany Street. This work will occur through December 2015 to facilitate NYSDOT construction activity.

West Street/9A from West Thames Street to Chambers Street

One lane may be closed northbound from 10 am to 3 pm and 10 pm to 5 am and southbound from 10 am to 2 pm and 7 pm to 5 am weeknights, as well as all day Saturday and Sunday. Two lanes may be closed from 10 pm to 5 am northbound weeknights, 1 am to 8 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 9 am Sundays and 12:01 am to 5 am southbound on weeknights, 1 am to 11 am Saturdays and 12:01 am to 11:00 am Sundays. This work is necessary to facilitate NYSDOT and Port Authority NY/NJ for roadway construction work through April 2016.

Battery Park Underpass from West Street (9A) to FDR Drive

One of two lanes in either tube will be closed Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm and from 10 pm to midnight. Either tube (south or North) will be fully closed Monday to Friday from midnight to 5 am and Saturday and/or Sunday from 1 am to 8 am to facilitate NYCDOT bridges rehabilitation work. These closures will occur through January 2018.

FDR Drive (northbound) from East 81st Street to East 90th Street

One of three lanes will be closed from 11 pm to 5:30 am Monday to Thursday and 12:01 am to 6:30 am Saturday, and two lanes will be closed from 1 am to 5 am Monday to Thursday and 1 am to 6:30 am Saturday until June 30, 2015 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges overhead shielding repairs.

Chambers Street between Broadway and West Broadway

These streets were converted from two-way to a one-way westbound operation on August 29, 2010 and will remain one-way westbound until May 31, 2015 to facilitate major water and sewer utility work and roadway reconstruction by NYCDDC.

Broadway between Maiden Lane and Ann Street

One lane of traffic is maintained for NYCDDC long-term roadway reconstruction.

Trinity Place between Thames Street and Liberty Street

Two lanes of traffic are maintained through June 2015 for NYCDDC long term roadway project.

Thames Street between Greenwich Street and Trinity Place

This street will be closed until June 30, 2015 to facilitate building operations.

Fletcher Street between Front Street and South Street

This street will be closed until December 31, 2015 to facilitate building operations.

Dutch Street between Fulton Street and John Street

This street will be closed until November 19, 2015 to facilitate construction operations.

Church Street between Vesey Street and Park Place

Two lanes of traffic are maintained for NYCDDC long term roadway project.

East Houston Street between the Bowery and Suffolk Street

A minimum of two lanes in each direction are maintained to facilitate NYCDDC roadway reconstruction through Summer of 2015. Lane closures will be confined to actual work areas only.

Avenue D from East 12th Street to East 13th Street

This roadway is closed with further notice to facilitate a NYCDEP pumping station capital project.

South Street between Old Slip and Fulton Street

A minimum of one travel lane in each direction will be maintained to facilitate NYCEDC roadway reconstruction project until December 31, 2015.

East 36th Street between FDR Drive and 1st Avenue

This street is fully closed by OEM until further notice to facilitate emergency roadway repairs.

2nd Avenue between East 59th Street and East 57th Street

Three lanes of traffic are maintained from 10 pm to 5 am Monday nights to Saturday mornings to facilitate NYCDDC water main work through October 2015.

2nd Avenue between East 101st Street and East 93rd Street

Four lanes of traffic are maintained 7 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 7 pm weekdays, (three lanes other times) to facilitate long term NYCT Second Avenue Subway construction activity. On East 96th Street four lanes are maintained, two westbound and two eastbound. Left turns from westbound 96th Street onto southbound 2nd Avenue are permitted though December 2016.

2nd Avenue between East 95th and East 91st Streets/East 79th Street and East 78th Streets

Four lanes of traffic are maintained 7 am to 10 am, and 3 pm to 7 pm weekdays, (three lanes other times) to facilitate long term NYCT Second Avenue Subway construction activity through June 2015.

2nd Avenue between East 88th Street and East 82nd Street

Four lanes of traffic are maintained from 7 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 7 pm weekdays (three lanes maintained all other times) to facilitate NYCT 2nd Avenue Subway construction activity through May 2016. Note: Two 14 foot lanes of traffic are maintained on East 86th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue, one lane eastbound and one lane westbound with no left turns permitted westbound on East 86th Street to southbound 2nd Avenue.

2nd Avenue between East 74th Street and East 66th Street

Four lanes of traffic are maintained from 7 am to 10 am and 3 pm to 7 pm weekdays (three lanes maintained all other times) to facilitate NYCT 2nd Avenue Subway construction activity through December 2016. Note: Three lanes of traffic are maintained between East 71st Street and East 69th Street.

2nd Avenue between East 33rd Street and East 34th Street

A minimum of three lanes of traffic are maintained 7 am to 3:30 pm daily to facilitate NYCDDC water main project through mid 2015.

3rd Avenue between East 33rd Street and East 34th Street

A minimum of three lanes of traffic are maintained 7 am to 3:30 pm daily to facilitate NYCDDC water main project through mid-2015.

7th Avenue between West 42nd Street and West 47th Streets

Two lanes of traffic are maintained during Con Edison utility work from 11 pm to 8 am, Sunday nights to Friday morning, and 1 am to Noon Saturday/Sunday. During these times one lane of traffic is maintained on crosstown streets. On a nightly basis work is confined to the specific areas within the above limits of 7th Avenue. This work is expected to continue through mid 2015.

Broadway between West 44th Street and West 47th Street

Plaza reconstruction and utility construction work is occurring by NYCDDC and Con Edison between West 44th Street and West 47th Street. During this work portions of the plaza area are closed.

10th Avenue between West 30th Street and West 33rd Street (Vicinity of the 30th Street Entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel)

Two lanes of traffic are maintained to facilitate NYCDDC contractor���s water main installation project started again in early February 2014 through July 2015.

11th Avenue at West 30th Street

Three lanes of traffic will be maintained on 11th Avenue, and one lane of traffic on West 30th Street through 2016 to facilitate NYCDDC water main work and new building construction activity.

West 30th Street between 11th Avenue and 10th Avenue

One lane of traffic is maintained on West 30th Street to facilitate new building construction and/or NYCDDC contractor���s water main installation project through December 2015.

West 33rd Street between 10th Avenue and 11th Avenues

One lane of traffic is maintained through 2015 to facilitate new building construction activity.

East 34th Street between Lexington Avenue and FDR Drive Service Roadway

Two lanes in each direction are maintained except 7 am to 3:30 pm daily when one of four lanes may be closed to facilitate long term NYCDDC water main installation. The lane closures are restricted to the actual work zone areas.

East 55th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue

One lane of traffic is maintained during MTA East Side Access Project through November 2015.

East 58th Street between Queensboro Bridge ramp to South Upper Roadway and 2nd Avenue and from 3rd Avenue to 2nd Avenue

One lane of traffic is maintained 7 am to 3:30 pm daily through late 2015 to facilitate NYCDDC water main installation. Two lanes of traffic are maintained all other times.

East 63rd Street between 3rd Avenue and Park Avenue

One lane of traffic is maintained off peak hours and two lanes maintained peak hours, to facilitate NYCT 63rd Street Station construction related to the 2nd Avenue Subway project through 2015.

Harlem River Drive Northbound Exit Ramp #19 to East 125th Street

This exit ramp will be closed starting at approximately 10 am Monday, February 23, 2015 through 2017 for the reconstruction of the Harlem River Viaduct. Motorists should use the East 135th Street/Exit 21 as an alternate exit.

Manhattan/Bronx

Washington Bridge over Harlem River

Two lanes (either Eastbound or Westbound) will be closed twice a week from 12:01 am to 5 am through May 29, 2015 to facilitate NYCDOT bridge repair work.

Bronx

Unionport Bridge (northbound) over Westchester Creek

One northbound lane will be closed (two nights per week) from 11 pm to 5 am weeknights through July 31, 2015 to facilitate NYCDOT bridges deck repairs.

Hutchinson River Parkway Bridge

The right lane northbound will be closed (for two nights only) from 12:01 am to 5 am Thursday, May 21, 2015 and Thursday, May 28, 2015 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge repairs.

Major Deegan Expressway under High Bridge (Depot Place to West 170th Street)

One of three lanes in each direction will be closed as needed 10 pm to 5 am Monday nights to Saturday mornings to facilitate NYCDDC overhead work on High Bridge structure through June 2, 2015.

Goulden Avenue between Sedgwick Avenue and 205th Street

One lane in each direction is open to traffic on Goulden Avenue to facilitate NYCDEP water main project.

Palisades Avenue at Independence Avenue

Palisades Avenue is closed to facilitate NYCDDC retaining wall reconstruction. Motorists should follow posted detour route.

Bryant Avenue Bridge (over Amtrak) between Garrison Avenue and Bruckner Boulevard (northbound)

This bridge is closed to traffic until December 2015 to facilitate NYCDOT bridge reconstruction.

Henry Hudson Parkway Bridge over Broadway

Starting Monday, May 4, 2015 and continuing until mid-July 2015, the southbound parking lane and one lane in each direction on Broadway will be closed from 7 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm Saturday and 9 am to 6 pm Sunday to facilitate NYCDOT bridge painting operation.

Manhattan/Brooklyn

Hugh L. Carey Tunnel

One tube will be closed nightly Monday to Friday between 9:30 pm and 5:30 am to facilitate tunnel repairs through 2018. Weekend-long single tube closures will begin Friday night from 9:30 pm and continue through 5:30 am Monday morning. In addition one tube will be closed for routine maintenance work Sunday night beginning at 11 pm through 5:30 am Monday. During these times there will be one lane in each direction in the remaining tube.

Brooklyn

Gowanus Expressway/Belt Parkway Interchange between 72nd Street and 54th Street

One of three lanes is closed on the outbound/southbound Gowanus Expressway between the Belt Parkway exit and the 3rd Avenue entrance. Note: A new traffic pattern with a right and left lane closure is in effect between 55th Street and 6th Avenue. This work is necessary to facilitate NYSDOT long term rehabilitation until approximately December 2015. Note: The center lane in bound between 72nd Street and 53rd Street is closed as of Saturday May 18, 2013 through December 2015 for concrete deck replacement. Motorists wishing to use the 3rd Avenue exit must use the right most lane for access. Three in-bound lanes will continue to be available with the use of the newly constructed flyover ramp on the left side of the inbound roadway.

Third Avenue between 65th Street and Prospect Avenue

Off-peak lane closures may occur to facilitate NYSDOT roadway work on the Gowanus Expressway structure. Lane closures are confined to the actual work area only.

Hamilton Avenue between Clinton Street and Prospect Expressway; Third Avenue between Prospect Expressway and 65th Street; 65th Street between Third Avenue and Sixth Avenue

One lane may be closed on the above roadways northbound towards the Brooklyn Battery tunnel from 10 am to 3 pm weekdays. One lane may be closed on the above roadways southbound towards the Verrazano Narrows Bridge from 7 am to 3 pm weekdays to facilitate NYSDOT long term work.

Prospect Expressway (inbound) Northbound at Gowanus Expressway Interchange

A special contra-flow lane is open for buses from 6 am to 10 am Monday to Friday. The priority lane will use the outbound Prospect Expressway connector ramp for inbound buses. The Prospect priority lane will run parallel to the Gowanus Expressway special lane from the Prospect/Gowanus interchange to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel.

Brooklyn Queens Expressway eastbound between Atlantic Avenue and Cadman Plaza West

Starting February 9th to August 27th, 2015 one of three lanes may be closed 12:01 am to 1 am and two of three lanes may be closed 1 am to 5 am to facilitate NYCDOT bridges to repair mesh and shielding.

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (eastbound) over Washington Street

The right lane eastbound will be closed starting April 6, 2015 through June 13, 2015 (two nights weekly) from 12:01 am to 5 am Monday to Friday to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.

Belt Parkway under Erskine Street

One of three lanes will be closed in either direction (two nights weekly) from 12:01 am to 5 am Monday to Friday, and two of three lanes in either direction will be closed from 1 am to 5 am Monday to Friday until June 18, 2015 to facilitate NYCDOT bridge painting operations.

Atlantic Avenue between Fort Greene Place and Carlton Avenue

Three lanes of traffic are maintained westbound and two lanes maintained eastbound as part of the Atlantic Yards long term construction project. The left turn from southbound Atlantic Avenue onto 6th Avenue southbound is closed and motorists should use Carlton Avenue and follow detour.

6th Avenue between Pacific Street and Atlantic Avenue

This street was converted from two-way to one-way northbound toward Atlantic Avenue the night of November 19th, 2014 to facilitate Pacific Park Brooklyn project (formerly Atlantic Yards) long term construction for approximately 8 months. This roadway is fully closed from 10 pm to 6 am nightly starting Thursday, May 14, 2015 until Sunday, May 24, 2015. Starting 7 am Tuesday, May 26, 2015 this roadway will be closed around-the-clock until 5 am Monday, June 1, 2015, to facilitate temporary roadway decking operations. Motorists should follow the posted detour.

Rockaway Parkway under Belt Parkway

One lane in each direction is maintained through December 2015 to facilitate NYCDOT bridges rehabilitation.

Belt Parkway over Fresh Creek Basin and Paerdegat Basin Bridges (between Flatbush Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue

One of three lanes in each direction may be closed 10 am to 2 pm and 10 pm to 5 am weekdays. Two of three lanes in each direction may be closed 1 am to 5 am weeknights. Closures are required to facilitate NYCDOT bridge reconstruction through December 2015.

Flatbush Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Bergen Street

As of May 16, 2015 and continuing through mid-June, four lanes of traffic (two lanes in each direction) will be maintained to facilitate Barclays Center green roof crane operations.

Belt Parkway between Flatbush Avenue and Knapp Street (over Gerritsen Inlet)

One of three lanes in each direction may be closed 10 am to 2 pm and 10 pm to 5 am weekdays. Two of three lanes in each direction may be closed 1 am to 5 am weeknights. Closures are required to facilitate NYCDOT bridge reconstruction/replacement through December 2015.

Belt Parkway/Shore Parkway at 69th Street

One lane in each direction may be closed from 10 am to 2 pm weekdays to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges reconstruction work.

Belt Parkway under Coney Island Avenue

One of three lanes in either direction will be closed from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday until June 10, 2015 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge painting operations.

Gowanus Expressway (westbound) from 20th Street to 56th Street

The right lane westbound was closed as of March 11, 2015 and will remain closed until May 30, 2015 to facilitate overhead sign structure installation. During off-peak hours only two lanes will be open to westbound traffic and during PM rush hours three lanes will be open to westbound traffic.

Brooklyn/Queens

Greenpoint Avenue Bridge

One of two lanes westbound will be closed from 11 pm Thursday to 5 am Friday to facilitate NYCDOT bridge repairs.

Queens

149th Street Bridge (over LIRR) between 41st Avenue and Roosevelt Avenue

This Bridge is closed to traffic through October 2015 during NYCDOT bridge rehabilitation.

Jackie Robinson Parkway at Markwood Road

One lane in either direction will be closed starting April 6, 2015 through May 30, 2015 (two days weekly) from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.

Belt Parkway between Cross Bay Boulevard and 149th Street

One of three lanes in either direction may be closed 10 am to 2 pm weekdays and 10 pm to 5 am weeknights. Two of three lanes in either direction may be closed 1 am to 5 am weeknights to facilitate NYCDEP sewer reconstruction through July 2016. Additionally one of two lanes on the Nassau Expressway exit ramp to eastbound Belt Parkway from 115th Street to 128th Street will be closed.

Grand Central Parkway under 44th Street

One of three lanes will be closed in either direction (two nights weekly) from 11 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday, and two of three lanes in either direction will be closed from 12:01 am to 5 am Monday to Friday until June 18. 2015 to facilitate NYCDOT bridge painting operations.

Van Wyck Expressway between Jewel Avenue and Union Turnpike

One of three lanes in each direction may be closed 10 am to 2 pm and 1 am to 5 am Monday through Friday. Two of three lanes in each direction may be closed 1 am to 5 am Monday to Friday to facilitate NYSDOT long term Kew Gardens Interchange rehabilitation through February 2017.

Whitestone Expressway (southbound) Exit Ramp to Cross Island Parkway (eastbound); Cross Island Parkway (eastbound) under the Whitestone Expressway Exit Ramp

One of two lanes on each roadway will be closed from 1 am to 5 am Monday to Friday until May 30, 2015 to facilitate NYCDOT bridge deck repairs.

Cross Island Parkway over Fort Totten

One of three lanes will be closed in either direction from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday from May 18, 2015 to May 29, 2015 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge painting operations.

Union Turnpike Service Road eastbound between 128th Street and 134th Street

Long term construction for the Kew Gardens Interchange NYSDOT project requires the right lane closure. All existing travel lanes will remain open by shifting traffic to the left.

Staten Island

Staten Island Expressway (Entire Length)

One of three lanes in each direction may be closed 10 am to 3 pm (9 am to 3 pm eastbound) weekdays and 10 pm to 5 am Monday night to Friday morning, 12:01 am to 10 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 11:59 am Sunday. Two of three lanes in each direction may be closed 11 pm to 5 am weekdays, 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday, and 12:01 am to 8 am Sunday. These lanes closures are required through December 2015 to facilitate NYSDOT rehabilitation construction activity.

Martin Luther King Expressway northbound exit/entrance ramps to/from Trantor Place

Effective November 4, 2013 the northbound exit ramp (last exit before Bayonne Bridge) is closed. The Trantor Place entrance to northbound Expressway/Bayonne Bridge is also closed. Motorists should follow posted detours and use the prior Forest Avenue exit, and the Forest Avenue entrance. This long term closure expected through February 2017 is part of the PANY/NJ work associated with the Bayonne Bridge navigational clearance closure project.

Staten Island/New Jersey Crossings

Bayonne Bridge

One of two lanes in each direction is open to traffic for PANY/NJ long term navigational clearance project. No oversized or overweight vehicles are permitted. Overnight Bridge closures started January 8th, 2014 and continue through the duration of the project. The closures are: Monday through Thursday from 9 pm to 5 am and Friday midnight to 11:59 pm Saturday. No weekend closures on Sunday and holiday weekends. During closures, motorists should use the Goethals Bridge as an alternate.

Information about scheduled maintenance and construction on MTA Bridges and Tunnels can be found on the MTA Web site.