Weekly Traffic Advisory

Saturday September 18, 2021 to Friday September 24, 2021

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 and BQE Alert

Lane closings may also occur due to circumstances beyond NYC 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. NYC DOT also issues supplementary Weekend Traffic Advisories and Special Alerts. Subscribe to traffic advisory email updates Visit the NYC Street Closures Map

Other state and local agencies are responsible for street construction work in New York City. Visit the Department of Design and Construction, the New York State Department of Transportation, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and MTA for more construction and traffic information.
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Permits for parades, block parties, major street fairs and other public street events are not issued by NYC DOT, and are listed on the Citywide events calendar.

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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

Ed Koch/Queensboro Bridge

Manhattan-bound north upper roadway will be closed Saturday to Thursday from 12:01 am to 5 am. Single-lane Queens-bound south upper roadway will be closed Saturday from 1 am to 7 am and Monday to Thursday from 11 pm to 5:30 am next morning. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate replacement of upper roadway.

Manhattan Bridge

Single-lane Manhattan-bound lower roadway will be closed 24/7. Manhattan-bound north upper roadway will be fully closed Friday and Saturday from 11 pm to 7 am next morning and single-lane will be closed Monday to Friday from 10 am to 7 pm. These closures are necessary to facilitate bridge rehabilitation. During South Upper Roadway closure, lower roadway will be reversed to accommodate Brooklyn-bound traffic.

Williamsburg Bridge

Single-lane at a time on the inner roadways will be closed Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm to facilitate bridge maintenance.

Manhattan

Route 9A between West 34 Street and West 39 Street

Northbound curb lane and one adjacent lane will be closed on an as needs basis to facilitate Javits Center Emergency Hospital until end of COVID-19 Emergency.

Route 9A between Battery Place and West 59 Street

Double-lane northbound and southbound will be closed daily from 8 am to 4:30 pm and nightly Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 10 pm to 6 am by NY State DOT for pavement restoration until the COVID-19 Emergency is lifted.

Frankfort Street between Pearl Street and Gold Street

This street will be reduced to only single-lane in each direction until further notice to facilitate rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Bridge's approach arches.

Henry Hudson Parkway between West 72 Street and West 125 Street

Single-lane will be closed Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm for northbound and from 10 am to 3 pm for southbound through 9/30/2021 to facilitate drainage system inspection.

Festivals, Parades and Events

UN General Assembly

The following streets will be closed Sunday, September 19 to Thursday, September 30, 2021 for the UN General Assembly at the discretion of NYPD and Homeland Security.

Location(s):
  • At the discretion of NYPD and Homeland Security
San Gennaro Feast

The following streets will be closed Monday, September 13 to Monday, September 27, 2021 for the San Gennaro Feast for full street closure.

Location(s):
  • Mulberry Street between Canal Street and East Houston Street
  • Grand Street between Mott Street and Center Street
  • Hester Street between Mott Street and Center Street
German-American Steuben Parade

The following streets will be closed Saturday, September 18, 2021 from 12 pm to 3 pm for the German-American Steuben Parade for full street closure.

Location(s):
Formation:
  • 67th Street between 5th Avenue and Lexington Avenue
  • 68th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 69th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 70th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 71st Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
Route:
  • 5th Avenue between 67th Street and 86th Street
Dispersal:
  • 5th Avenue between 86th Street and 96th Street
  • 86th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 87th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 88th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
Miscellaneous:
  • 77th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
  • 78th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
Mexican Day Parade

The following streets will be closed Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 12 pm to 4 pm for the Mexican Day Parade for full street closure.

Location(s):
Formation:
  • 37th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
  • 38th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue
Route:
  • Madison Avenue between 38th Street and 27th Street
Dispersal:
  • 27th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue

Brooklyn/Queens

Pulaski Bridge over Newtown Creek

Single-lane in both direction will be closed Saturdays and Sundays from 7 am to 2 pm through 9/26/2021 to facilitate bridge maintenance.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway between Metropolitan Avenue and Gowanus Expressway

single-lane in either direction will be closed nightly Sunday nights through Friday mornings from 11 pm to 6 am by NY State DOT for pavement restoration until the COVID-19 Emergency is lifted.

Prospect Expressway between Gowanus Expressway and Fort Hamilton Parkway

Single-lane in either direction will be closed Monday to Friday from 7 am to 3 pm by NY State DOT for wall restoration and maintenance until the COVID-19 Emergency is lifted.

Third Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal

Bridge will be fully closed nightly from 11 pm to 5 am next morning through 9/24/2021 to facilitate bridge maintenance. Ninth Street or Union Street bridges can be used as alternate routes.

Bronx/Manhattan

Broadway Bridge over the Harlem River

Bronx-bound right-lane will be closed Monday from 7 am to 3 pm and center-lane will be closed from 10 am to 2 pm to facilitate electrical work on the bridge.

University Heights Bridge over the Harlem River (207th Street)

Single-lane in either direction will be closed Monday to Friday from 9 am to 3 pm and double-lane will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am next morning. Double-lane will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 12 am to 5 am. The partial sidewalk closure is still in effect. These closures are to facilitate bridge work and will continue through 9/27/2021.

Washington Bridge over the Harlem River (181 Street)

Bronx-bound left and center lanes will be closed 24/7 through 9/30/2021 to facilitate bridge repair. Manhattan-bound left lane will remain a counter-flow to service Bronx-bound. Two lanes in each direction will be maintained at all times.

Bronx

East 169 Street Bridge over Metro North

Roadway will be partially closed and approximately six parking spaces will be removed on the south side of the bridge through December 2021 to facilitate bridge rehabilitation. Traffic will be shifted to the north side of the bridge and north sidewalk will remain open.

Queens

Cross Island Parkway under Throgs Neck Bridge

Single-lane will be closed both direction and service road between Exit 32 and Exit 35 Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm and 10 pm to 5 am next morning through 12/31/2021 to facilitate bridge inspection.

Grand Central Parkway between Francis Lewis Boulevard and 188 Street

Eastbound single-lane will be closed Monday to Friday from 10 am to 2 pm and from 10 pm to 5 am next morning, Friday 11 pm to 7 am next morning, Saturday 10 am to 3 pm and 11 pm to 3 pm next day. Eastbound double-lane will be closed Monday to Friday from 1 am to 5 am, Saturday from 1 am to 7 am, and Sunday from 2 am to 9 am. Westbound single-lane will be closed Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm and 10 pm to 5 am next morning, Friday 10 pm to 6 am next morning, Saturday 10 am to 3 pm and from 10 pm to 3 pm next day. These closures will continue through 10/24/2021 to facilitate safety improvements.

Long Island Expressway between Queens Midtown Tunnel and City Line

Single-lane eastbound and westbound will be closed Monday to Friday from 7 am to 3 pm by NY State DOT for wall restoration and maintenance until the COVID-19 Emergency is lifted.

 

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