Weekly Traffic Advisory

Saturday November 27, 2021 to Friday December 3, 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

Single-lane Manhattan-bound north lower roadway will be closed Monday to Tuesday from 10 pm to 5 am next morning and Thursday to Friday from 12:01 am to 5 am. Single-lane Queens-bound south lower roadway will be closed Monday to Tuesday from 11 pm to 5:30 am next morning and Thursday to Friday from 12:01 am to 5:30 am. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate replacement of upper roadway.

Manhattan Bridge

Single-lane Manhattan-bound lower roadway will be closed 24/7. Single-lane Manhattan-bound north upper roadway will be closed Monday and Tuesday from 10 am to 3 pm to facilitate bridge rehabilitation. Lower roadway will be reversed from 3 pm to 5 am next morning to service the Brooklyn-bound traffic during the north upper roadway closure.

Manhattan

Franklin D. Roosevelt Drive Southbound at East 105 Street

Single-lane will be closed Monday to Friday from 11 pm to 5:30 am next morning, Saturday from 12:01 am to 6:30 am, and Sunday from 1 am to 11 am. Double-lane will be closed Tuesday to Friday from 1 am to 5 am, Saturday from 2 am to 6 am, and Sunday from 2 am to 7 am. These closures are necessary to facilitate replacing defective secondary cables and will continue through 12/30/2021.

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.

Festivals, Parades and Events

Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, Manhattan

Locations:
  • 46th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 47th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 48th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 49th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 50th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 51st Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • 52nd Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue
  • Rockefeller Plaza between 48th Street and 51st Street
  • 6th Avenue between 46th Street and 52nd Street
  • 5th Avenue between 46th Street and 52nd Street

Brooklyn/Queens

Metropolitan Avenue Bridge over English Kills

Single-lane will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm through 12/19/2021, except over Thanksgiving weekend, to facilitate bridge maintenance.

Pulaski Bridge over Newtown Creek

Single-lane will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm through 12/19/2021, except over Thanksgiving weekend, to facilitate bridge maintenance.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Hamilton Avenue entrance ramp and the entrance ramp from Hugh Carey Tunnel to the eastbound BQE will be closed Wednesday and Thursday from 12:01 am to 5 am to facilitate rehabilitation. Single- and double-lane closures on the eastbound BQE near Sackett Street will also take place during this time.

Bronx/Manhattan

Broadway Bridge over the Harlem River

Manhattan-bound sidewalk and single-lane in both direction will be closed Monday to Friday from 7 am to 3 pm and double-lane will be closed Manhattan-bound from 10 am to 2 pm to facilitate electrical work on the bridge.

Bronx

East 169 Street Bridge over Metro North

Roadway will be partially closed and approximately 12 parking spaces will be removed on the bridge through December 2021 to facilitate bridge rehabilitation. Traffic will be shifted to the south side of the bridge and north sidewalk will be closed.

East 175 Street Bridge over Metro North

Single-lane on the north side of the bridge and north sidewalk will be closed and the vehicular traffic will be shifted to the south side. Approximately ten parking spaces on Park Avenue will be removed and bicycle traffic will be redirected. These closures are necessary to facilitate bridge rehabilitation and will continue through 12/10/2021.

Rehabilitation of East 169, East 175, and East 180 Streets Bridges

Single-lane and north sidewalk on the north side of East 175 Street bridge over Metro North will be closed and approximately ten parking spaces will be removed on Park Avenue through 12/10/2021 to facilitate bridge rehabilitation. Work hours will be from 7 am to 4 pm.

Rehabilitation of the Westchester Avenue Bridge

Southbound Hutchinson River Parkway, between Exit 3E (Pelham Parkway) and the southbound entrance ramp from Westchester Avenue, and northbound Hutchinson River Parkway, between Exit 1B (East Tremont/Westchester Avenue) and the northbound entrance ramp from Hutchinson River Parkway, will be closed Monday to Friday through 12/3/2021 excluding Thanksgiving Holidays 11/25/2021 and 11/26/2021. Single-lane in both direction will be closed from 10 pm to 5 am next morning and fully close from 12:01 am to 4 am to facilitate substructure installation. Southbound motorists are advised to detour via Exit 2 (Westchester Avenue/East Tremont Avenue) to Waters Place to Westchester Avenue and northbound via Exit 1B (East Tremont Avenue/Westchester Avenue) to East Tremont Avenue, to Ericson Place to Hutchinson River Parkway East.

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.

Rehabilitation of I-678 Southbound to Cross Island Parkway Eastbound over Access Road I-678

Single-lane eastbound Cross Island Parkway, between Exit 16 and Exit 35, will be closed Monday to Thursday from 11 pm to 5 am next morning, Saturday from 12 am to 9 am and from 11 pm to 10 am next morning. Single-lane westbound Cross Island Parkway, between Exit 36S and the gore area of Whitestone Expressway, will be closed Monday to Thursday from 10 pm to 5 am next morning, Friday from 10 pm to 7 am next morning, and Saturday from 11 pm to 8 am next morning. These closures will continue through 1/14/2022.

Van Wyck Expressway underneath Roosevelt Avenue Bridge

Single-lane in both direction will be closed Monday and Tuesday from 11 pm to 5 am next morning and Friday from 11:59 pm to 6 am next morning. Double-lane in both direction will be closed Monday to Thursday from 11:59 pm to 5 am and Saturday from 1 am to 6 am. One lane in both direction will be maintained at all times. These closures are necessary to facilitate Roosevelt Avenue Bridge rehabilitation and will continue through 12/5/2021.

Van Wyck Expressway between Jamaica Avenue and John F. Kennedy Airport

Single-lane in both direction will be closed Monday to Friday from 11 pm to 5 am next morning, Saturday from 12:01 am to 6 am, and Sunday from 12:01 am to 10 am through 3/4/2022 to facilitate Air train Guideway structure inspection.

 

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