FIVE BOROUGH BIKE TOUR

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Today marks the 36th annual Five Boro Bike Tour takes place. The bike tour starts now from Manhattan's Battery Park at 8:00 AM, runs through all five boroughs, and then ends in Staten Island.

Lane closures on the Arterial Highways and East River/Harlem River Bridge crossings that are on the Five Boro Tour route may occur between April 26 and May 3, 2013 provided no new roadway excavations occur. During the time frame for this embargo only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any permits issued prior to the date of this notice, are hereby suspended for time frame and locations noted below. The bike tour route must be free of plates. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed dates and areas citywide are as follows. See maps of the Bike Tour (map 1and map 2) and of the route detail and timetable.
Dates

Manhattan Portion

Whitehall Street between South Street and Water Street
State Street between Whitehall Street and Battery Place
Battery Place between State Street and Greenwich Street
Greenwich Street between Battery Park and Trinity Place
Trinity Place between Greenwich Street and Cedar Street
Church Street between Cedar Street and Walker Street
White Street between 6th Avenue and Franklin Place
6th Avenue between Franklin Street and West 59th Street
West 59th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue / Alternate Route
Grand Army Plaza between West 59th Street and East Drive (inside Central Park) / Alternate Route
East Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Center Drive (inside Central Park) / Alternate Route
Center Drive between 5th Avenue and East Drive
East Drive between Center Drive and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard
Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, between West 110th Street and West 135th Street
East / West 135th Street, between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Madison Avenue
Madison Avenue between East 135th Street and East 138th Street
Madison Avenue Bridge (Manhattan to Bronx)

Bronx Portion

138th Street between Madison Avenue Bridge and 3rd Avenue
Third Avenue between 138th Street and Third Avenue Bridge
Third Avenue Bridge (Bronx to Manhattan)

Manhattan Portion (Continued)

HRD/FDR Drive (South bound) between 3rd Avenue Bridge and East 116th Street
East 116th Street between FDR Drive and Pleasant Avenue
Pleasant Avenue between 116th Street and 114th Street
Harlem River Drive/ FDR Drive (South bound) between 116th Street and 63rd Street Exit
East 63rd Street between FDR Drive (South bound) and Queensboro Bridge Exit
Queensboro Bridge Exit between East 63rd Street and East 60th Street
Queensboro Bridge (West Bound Lanes from Manhattan to Queens)

Queens Portion

21st Street between Queens Plaza South and Hoyt Avenue North
Queens Plaza South between 21st Street and Vernon Boulevard / Alternate Route
Hoyt Avenue North between 21st Street and 19th Street
19th Street between Hoyt Avenue North and Ditmars Boulevard
Ditmars Boulevard between 19th Street and Shore Boulevard
Shore Boulevard between Ditmars Boulevard and Astoria Park South
Astoria Park South between Shore Boulevard and14th Street
14th Street between Astoria Park South and 31st Avenue
31st Avenue between 14th Street and Vernon Boulevard
Vernon Boulevard between 31st Avenue and 44th Drive
44th Drive between Vernon Boulevard and 11th Street
11th Street between 44th Drive and Pulaski Bridge
Pulaski Bridge (southbound from Queens to Brooklyn)

Brooklyn Portion

McGuiness Boulevard between Pulaski Bridge and Greenpoint Avenue
Java Street between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street / Alternate Route
Greenpoint Avenue between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street
Franklin Street between Greenpoint Avenue and Kent Avenue
Kent Avenue between Java Street and Williamsburg Street West
Williamsburg Street West between Kent Avenue and Flushing Avenue
Flushing Avenue between Williamsburg Street West and Navy Street
North Elliot Place between Flushing Avenue and Park Avenue
Navy Street between Flushing Avenue and York Street
York Street between Navy Street and Gold Street
Gold Street between York Street and Front Street
Front Street between Gold Street and Old Fulton Street
Old Fulton Street between Gold Street and Furman Street
Furman Street between Old Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue
Joralemon Street between Furman Street and Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic Avenue between Furman Street and Columbia Street
Columbia Street between Atlantic Avenue and BQE West Entrance Columbia Street
BQE/ Gowanus Expy between BQE West Entrance Columbia Street and Verrazano
Verrazano Bridge Lower Level (South bound from Brooklyn to Staten Island)

Staten Island Portion

Bay Street between New York Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
Hylan Boulevard between Bay Street and Edgewater Street
Edgewater Street becomes Front Street
Hannah Street between Front Street and Bay Street
Bay Street between Hannah Street and Richmond Terrace

2013 Revlon 5k Run-Walk for Women Construction Embargo - May 2-4, 2013

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Revlon 5K Walk/Run for Women. From 12:01am Thursday, May 2 through 11:59pm Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the locations noted below only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from New York City Department of Transportation. Any permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the period noted. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. The embargoed locations are as follows (see map):

Formation:

42nd Street between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue
43rd Street between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue
44th Street between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue
45th Street between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue
46th Street between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue
47th Street between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue
48th Street between Sixth Avenue and Eighth Avenue
Seventh Avenue between 43rd Street and 47th Street
Broadway between 42nd Street and 48th Street

Route:

Seventh Avenue between 47th Street and 59th Street
59th Street between Seventh Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
Grand Army Plaza between 59th Street and East Drive
East Drive between Grand Army Plaza and Center Drive (Central Park)
Center Drive between East Drive and West Drive (Central Park)
West Drive between Center Drive and Terrace Drive (Central Park)
Terrace Drive between West Drive and East Drive (Central Park)

Dispersal:

In Central Park

2013 Brooklyn Half Marathon Construction Embargo - May 16-18, 2013

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Brooklyn Half Marathon route. From 12:01am Thursday, May 16 through 11:59pm Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the locations identified only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the time frame and locations noted. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. Utility cover openings are prohibited on roadways noted below.
Locations in Brooklyn (see map):
Route:

Washington Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard
Empire Boulevard between Washington Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
Flatbush Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Grand Army Plaza
Grand Army Plaza (Entire Circle)
Ocean Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Parkside Avenue
Parkside Avenue between Ocean Avenue and Park Circle

Route (In Prospect Park):

West Lake Drive between East Drive and South Lake Drive
South Lake Drive between West Lake Drive and East Lake Drive
East Lake Drive between South Lake Drive and East Drive
West Drive between East Drive and West Lake Drive

Route (Continued):

Park Circle between South Lake Drive and Ocean Parkway Entrance Ramp
Ocean Parkway between Ocean Parkway Entrance Ramp and Surf Avenue
Surf Avenue between Ocean Parkway and West 12th Street
Boardwalk between West 10th Street and Stillwell Avenue
West 10th Street between Surf Avenue and Boardwalk

2013 Dance Parade Construction Embargo - May 16-18, 2013

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Dance Parade. From 12:01am Thursday, May 16 through 11:59pm Saturday, May 18, 2013 at the locations noted below for this embargo only emergency work, including utility cover openings, may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the time frame and locations noted. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed.
Locations in Manhattan (see map):

Formation:

22nd Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue South
21st Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue South

Route:

Broadway between 23rd Street and 17th Street
Union Square West between 17th Street and 14th Street
University Place between 14th Street and 8th Sreet
8th Street between University Place and Cooper Square
Astor Place between Cooper Square and 3rd Avenue
St. Marks Place between 3rd Avenue and Avenue A

Dispersal:

Avenue A between 7th Street and 12th Street
10th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue B
7th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B

2013 Ninth Avenue Food Festival Construction Embargo - May 17-19, 2013

A special event construction embargo is in effect for the Ninth Avenue Food Festival. From 12:01am Friday, May 17 through 11:59pm Sunday, May 19, 2013 at the locations identified only emergency work may be performed provided an emergency number is received from the New York City Department of Transportation. Any permits issued prior to the date of this notice are hereby suspended for the time frame and locations noted. There will be strict enforcement of this embargo and violators are subject to be summonsed. Utility cover openings are prohibited on roadways noted below.
Locations in Manhattan (see map):

9th Avenue between West 42nd Street and West 57th Street

Traffic Advisories
Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation

As part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Brooklyn Bridge ramps and approaches, The full closure for traffic proceeding Manhattan bound/westbound resumes overnight starting the night of December 10th and will occur Sunday night through Friday morning between 11pm and 6am, and 12:01am to 7am Saturday, and 12:01am to 9am Sunday. The northbound FDR exit to the Brooklyn Bridge is closed starting 1 hour before closure hours noted below. Motorists should use the prior South Street exit. The Brooklyn Queens Expressway eastbound exit to the Brooklyn Bridge is closed starting as early as 30 minutes before closure hours noted below. Motorists should proceed to the following Manhattan Bridge exit or use the prior Brooklyn Battery Tunnel cars only (pay toll) exit for access to Manhattan. All work will occur overnight during off peak hours, when Manhattan-bound motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge, or may choose other crossings. On Sunday morning December 16 from 9am to noon, the eastbound Brooklyn Bridge exit to Tillary Street will be closed. Motorists should use the Cadman Plaza West exit and follow posted detour. On gridlock alert days closures will not occur until midnight. Learn more about the Brooklyn Bridge Rehabilitation
Chambers Street Reconstruction

The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is performing work on Chambers Street in order to install new water mains and upgrade other utilities. To safely accommodate the work, parts of Chambers Street between Broadway and West Street will become one-way, open to only westbound traffic. During Phase I, scheduled to end in late 2011, work will be performed between West Broadway and West Street. Phase II, scheduled to run from late 2011 through summer 2012, will include work between Broadway and West Broadway. Two-way traffic will be maintained on blocks not under construction. Download an informational booklet on the Chambers Street reconstruction(pdf)
Closure of the 149th Street Bridge over the LIRR

Beginning on May 10, 2010, DOT will rehabilitate the 149th Street Bridge over the Long Island Rail Road, between Roosevelt Avenue and 41st Avenue in Queens. The roadway, sidewalks, and parapet will be completely rebuilt and replaced. The work is expected to be completed by the end of November, 2011. Please use the 147th Street or 149th Place bridges as alternate routes.
Lane Closures on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

On or about April 29, 2010, DOT will begin work on the on the Summit Street Pedestrian Bridge over the Brooklyn Queens Expressway. The existing protective coating will be cleaned and removed through abrasive blasting techniques. A new, epoxy-zinc protective coating system will be applied to all steel superstructures. In order to mobilize equipment at the work site, during the work the contractor will close two lanes on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway between Kane Street and Hamilton Avenue for work under the Summit Street Pedestrian Bridge. These lane closures will occur:

Tuesday to Friday: 1:00 am to 5:00 am
Saturdays: 1:00 am to 6:00 am
Sunday: 2:00 am to 7:00 am

Concrete barriers, advanced warning signs and pavement markings will be installed to maintain the safe flow of both vehicular and pedestrian traffic in the vicinity of the work area. The contractor may also close one traffic lane to permit the installation of paint containment units while maintaining the remaining lanes of traffic at all times. To limit construction noise all construction activity will be undertaken in accordance with the noise mitigation code.
Queensboro Bridge Manhattan-Bound HOV-2 Lane

An high occupancy vehicle lane is open on the Manhattan-bound South Upper Roadway of the Queensboro Bridge from 6 am to 9:30 am, Monday to Friday. The lane is open to cars containing two or more people and motorcycles. Drivers can reach the lane from Thomson Avenue or 21st Street at 43rd Avenue in Queens, it leads to East 58th Street/East 57th Street in Manhattan.
Manhattan Bridge HOV-2 Lane

Between 6 am and 10 am, Monday to Friday, cars with two or more people, buses, and motorcycles may use the left lane of the upper roadway inbound to Manhattan. Drivers can reach the lane from Exit 29A of the eastbound Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE), or from Flatbush Avenue Extension (follow signs). It can also be reached from Exit 29 of the BQE westbound, by turning right onto Gold Street or proceeding straight onto Flatbush Avenue. Download the access map (pdf)

In Manhattan, left turns from the upper roadway onto Canal Street at Chrystie Street are prohibited from 5 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday. Vehicles using the HOV lane will have access to Chrystie Street northbound and Canal Street eastbound.