NYC Bridge and Street Closures

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Friday, October 11, 2013

The Queens-bound Upper and Lower Levels (4 lanes) of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge will be closed from 12:01 am Saturday to 5 am Monday to repair damage from a truck fire in August so that the full bridge can be re-opened to traffic. To facilitate Queens-bound traffic, the two Manhattan-bound lanes on the bridge’s lower level will be temporarily reversed to Queens. In addition, the single lane of the south outer roadway, open to passenger cars only, will be available for Queens-bound traffic. The two Manhattan-bound lanes on the upper level will remain accessible to Manhattan-bound traffic throughout the weekend, though no trucks. Motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible and to use other crossings.

The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am Saturday until 6 am Monday. Motorists should use the Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, Manhattan Bridge or Williamsburg Bridge. Throughout this closure the Manhattan Bridge will accommodate 5 lanes of traffic inbound and two lanes Brooklyn-bound. Brooklyn-bound traffic will access the Brooklyn Bridge from Pearl Street or Centre Street, using a contraflow configuration. There will be additional access to the bridge via the Park Row ramp from Frankfort Street from 6 am Saturday until 1 am Sunday, and on Sunday from 9 am to 11 pm.

There will be limited overnight closures of the eastbound Brooklyn Queens Expressway on Saturday from 1 am to 6 am, Sunday from 2 am to 7 am and Monday from 12:01 am to 4 am. During these hours, the eastbound BQE will be closed immediately after Exit 28A (Cadman Plaza West) until Exit 29A (Manhattan Bridge/Nassau Street).

The Ninth Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal will be closed on Sunday from 7 am to 3 pm to replace a damaged electric cable spool. Traffic will be detoured to the Hamilton Avenue Bridge.

All overnight closures associated with recent roadwork on the Outerbridge Crossing have been completed. No further full overnight closures planned.

The Cross Bronx Expressway (Alexander Hamilton Bridge) eastbound exit ramp to the Major Deegan Expressway will be fully closed on Saturday and Sunday from 12:01 am to 9 am to facilitate NY State DOT construction activity. During full closure passenger cars will be diverted to the Jerome Avenue exit and trucks to the Webster Avenue exit and should follow the posted detour.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday:
* Broadway between 54th Street and 47th Street and the Broadway pedestrian plaza between 48th Street and 46th Street will be closed from 10 am to 7 pm for the Times Square Music and Arts Festival.
* Broadway between 110th Street and 116th Street (northbound) will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the 21st Annual Upper Broadway Fall Festival.
* Front Street and Water Street between Peck Slip and Dover Street and Peck Slip between South Street and Water Street will be closed from 11 am to 9 pm for the Seaport Alliance Restaurant Mall.

The following streets will be closed on Sunday:
* 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 69th Street and 44th Street to 47th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue in Manhattan will be closed from noon to 5 pm for the Comite Del Desfile De La Hispanidad Parade.
* Morris Park Avenue between White Plains Road and Williamsbridge Road in the Bronx will be closed from noon to 3 pm for the Bronx Columbus Day Parade.
* 18th Avenue between 60th Street and 84th Street and 60th Street between 17th Avenue and 18th Avenue in Brooklyn will be closed from 10 am to 1 pm for the FIAO Brooklyn Columbus Parade.

The following streets on Staten Island will be closed on Sunday from 9:30 am to 11:30 am for the Staten Island Half Marathon:
* Richmond County Ballpark Service Road between Wall Street and Bank Street
* Bank Street between Richmond County Ballpark Service Road and Jersey Street
* Jersey Street between Bank Street and Richmond Terrace
* Richmond Terrace between Jersey Street and Bay Street
* Bay Street between Richmond Terrace and School Road
* School Road between Bay Street and Lily Pond Avenue
* Lily Pond Avenue between School Road and Father Capodanno Boulevard
* Father Capodanno Boulevard between Lily Pond Avenue and Graham Boulevard
* Ferry Terminal Drive between Richmond Terrace and Bank Street

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Monday:
* 5th Avenue between 43rd Street and 79th Street, 44th Street to 47th Street between Madison Avenue and 6th Avenue, and 72nd Street to 78th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue will be closed from 8 am to 2 pm for the Columbus Day Parade.
* Whitehall Street between Stone Street and Water Street and Broadway between Cedar Street and Battery Place will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the Bowling Green Association Festival.

The times listed for closures for street fairs are for the actual times of the street fairs themselves. The streets may be closed longer to allow for set-up and breakdown. Street fair organizers are generally permitted to begin set-up at 8 am and breakdown must be completed by 7 pm.

Detailed information on weekend street closures will be available on the DOT web site at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/wkndtraf.shtml.