Weekly Traffic Advisory

Saturday December 9, 2017 to Friday December 15, 2017

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

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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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

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 10 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).

Manhattan

Houston Street Overpass at FDR Drive

NYCDOT Bridges is rehabilitating the Houston Street Overpass at FDR Drive in Manhattan. In order to accommodate work on the new bridge deck, several closures will occur on the FDR Drive. One lane will be closed on either direction Monday to Friday from 11 pm to 5:30 am, Saturday 12:01 am to 6:30 am, and Sunday from 1 am to 11 am. Two northbound lanes will be closed Tuesday to Friday from 1 am to 5 am and Saturday from 2 am to 6 am through December 31, 2017.

Battery Park Underpass between FDR Drive and Route 9A

There will be a single tube closure Monday to Friday from 10 pm to 5 am and Saturday from 1 am to 8 am, and a double tube closure Monday to Friday from 1 am to 5 am through July 2018 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges electrical rehabilitation. Motorists should follow the posted detours.

FDR Drive (northbound) between East 42nd Street and East 49th Street

One of three lanes will be closed northbound from 11 pm to 5:30 am Monday night to Friday morning, 12:01 am to 6:30 am Saturday and from 1 am to 11 am Sunday, through December 2017, to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges seawall assessment.

FDR Drive at East 91st Street

One of three lanes in either direction (northbound or southbound) may be closed from 11 pm to 5:30 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 6:30 am Saturday and 1 am to 11 am Sunday. Two of three lanes in either direction (northbound or southbound) may be closed from 1 am to 5 am Tuesday to Friday, 2 am to 6 am Saturday and 2 am to 7 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary through July 2018 to facilitate NYCDDC Marine Transfer Station construction.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound/southbound) between Battery Place and Vesey Street

One northbound lane will be closed from 10 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday, 8:30 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday and 8:30 pm Saturday to 10:30 am Sunday. Two northbound lanes will be closed from 1 am to 5 am Monday to Friday, 2 am to 7 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 8 am Sunday. One southbound lane will be closed from 11 pm to 5 am nightly. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 1 am to 5 am Monday to Friday, 3 am to 8 am Saturday and 3 am to 9 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate NYSDOT roadway rehabilitation work.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound/southbound) between Vesey Street and Canal Street

One northbound lane will be closed from 10 am to 3 pm and 10 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday, 10 pm Friday to 9 am Saturday and 10 pm Saturday to 9 am Sunday. Two northbound lanes will be closed from 10 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday, 11 pm Friday to 8 am Saturday and 11 pm Saturday to 8 am Sunday. One southbound lane will be closed from 9 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday, 10 pm Friday to 10 am Saturday and 10 pm Saturday to 10 am Sunday. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 am to 5 am Monday to Friday, 1 am to 9 am Saturday and 2 am to 10 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate NYSDOT roadway rehabilitation work.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound/southbound) between Canal Street and 14th Street

One northbound lane will be closed from 9 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 8 pm Friday to 11:59 am Saturday and 9 pm Saturday to 1 pm Sunday. Two northbound lanes will be closed from 11 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 1 am to 8 am Saturday and 1 am to 10 am Sunday. One southbound lane will be closed from 10 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 11:59 am Saturday and Sunday. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 1 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 2 am to 7 am Saturday and 3 am to 8 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate NYSDOT roadway rehabilitation work.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound/southbound) between 14th Street and 24th Street

One northbound lane will be closed from 11 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 9 am Saturday and 1 am to 10 am Sunday. Two northbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 2 am to 7 am Saturday and 3 am to 8 am Sunday. One southbound lane will be closed from 9 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 9 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 10 am Sunday. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 1 am to 6 am Saturday and 2 am to 8 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate NYSDOT roadway rehabilitation work.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound/southbound) between 42nd Street and 50th Street

One northbound lane will be closed from 9 am to 2 pm and 11 pm to 7 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 10 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 1 pm Sunday. Two northbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 2 am to 8 am Saturday and 2 am to 10 am Sunday. One southbound lane will be closed from 8 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 8 pm Friday to 9 am Saturday and 8 pm Saturday to 11 am Sunday. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 11 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 8 am Saturday and 1 am to 9 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate NYSDOT roadway rehabilitation work.

Route 9A/West Street (northbound/southbound) between 50th Street and 59th Street

One northbound lane will be closed from 11 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 10 am Saturday and 1 am to 11:59 am Sunday. Two northbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 2 am to 9 am Saturday and 3 am to 10 am Sunday. One southbound lane will be closed from 9 pm to 6 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 8 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 11 am Sunday. Two southbound lanes will be closed from 12:01 am to 6 am Monday to Friday, 1 am to 7 am Saturday and 1 am to 8 am Sunday. These lane closures are necessary to facilitate NYSDOT roadway rehabilitation work.

10th Avenue between West 30th Street and West 33rd Street

Three lanes of traffic will be maintained on 10th Avenue through 2017 to facilitate ongoing new building construction activity.

11th Avenue between West 30th Street and West 33rd Street

Three lanes of traffic will be maintained on 11th Avenue, through 2017 to facilitate ongoing 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 through 2017.

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

This street is fully closed to facilitate long term roadway reconstruction work.

Macombs Dam Viaduct between the Harlem River Drive and Edgecombe Avenue

The Viaduct will be fully closed from 11 pm to 5 am Monday night, December 11, 2017 to Wednesday morning, December 13, 2017, from 12:01 am to 5 am Thursday, December 14, 2017 and Friday, December 15, 2017 and from 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday, to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges structural steel repairs on the viaduct. Motorists should follow the posted detours.

Harlem River Drive (northbound) Exit Ramp #19 to East 125th Street

This exit ramp is closed through 2017 for the reconstruction of the Harlem River Viaduct. Motorists should use the East 135th Street/Exit 21 as an alternate exit.

West 155th Street between Bradhurst Avenue and Frederick Douglass Boulevard;
West 155th Street between Fredrick Douglass Boulevard and Harlem River Drive Service Road

These streets will be fully closed to traffic from 9 pm to 5 am Monday night, December 11, 2017 to Saturday morning, December 16, 2017, to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges structural steel repairs on the above viaduct. Motorists should follow the posted detours.

Manhattan/Brooklyn

Hugh L. Carey Tunnel

One tube will be closed nightly Monday to Friday between 8:30 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 86th Street and 45th Street

One of three lanes in each direction may be closed Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm to facilitate NYSDOT long term roadway rehabilitation work.

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway under Sackett Street Bridge

One of three lanes in either direction will be closed from 12:01 am to 5 am Monday to Friday, 12:01 am to 6 am Saturday and from 12:01 am to 9 am Sunday. Two of three lanes in either direction will be closed from 1 am to 5 am Monday to Friday, 1 am to 6 am Saturday and from 2 am to 7 am Sunday. These closures are necessary through July 2018 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges Sackett Street Bridge rehabilitation work.

Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (eastbound) between Atlantic Avenue and Cadman Plaza

Two of three lanes eastbound (Queens-bound) will be closed from 12:01 am to 5 am Tuesday, December12, 2017 to Friday, December 15, 2017 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges repairs. One lane will remain open to traffic at all times.

Hamilton Avenue between Clinton Street and Prospect Expressway;
Third Avenue between 53rd Street and 6th Avenue;
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.

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.

Belt Parkway Bridge over Mill Basin

One of three lanes may be closed in either direction to facilitate long term NYCDOT Bridge reconstruction from 10 am to 2 pm and 11 pm to 5 am Monday to Friday through December 2017.

Carroll Street Bridge over Gowanus Canal

This bridge will experience intermittent full closures from 10 am to 2 pm through Friday, December 15, 2017 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges testing.

Manhattan/Queens

Queens Midtown Tunnel

One tube in either direction will be closed from 11 pm Friday nights to 5:30 am Monday mornings. The Manhattan-bound (north) tube is closed Monday through Thursday nights, from 9:30 pm to 5:30 am. This is to accommodate ongoing Super storm Sandy restoration work. One lane in each direction will always remain open in the other tube when one tube is closed.

Queens

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 from 1 am to 5 am weeknights to facilitate NYCDEP sewer reconstruction through 2017. Additionally, one of two lanes on the Nassau Expressway exit ramp to eastbound Belt Parkway from 115th Street to 128th Street will be closed.

60th Lane between Eliot Avenue and Metropolitan Avenue

60th Lane is one-way southbound through January 2018 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges deck replacement at the Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road Bridge over the Long Island Railroad.

Metropolitan Avenue and Fresh Pond Road Bridge over Long Island Railroad (LIRR)

One lane in each direction, east of the intersection with Fresh Pond Road, will be maintained at all times through March 2018 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge deck replacement.

Grand Central Parkway under 49th Street

One of three lanes in each direction will be closed Monday to Friday from 10 am to 3 pm and 10 pm to 12 midnight, and two of three lanes will be closed Monday to Friday from 12:01 am to 5 am through April 2018 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges rehabilitation work.

Whitestone Expressway Southbound Ramp to Cross Island Parkway;
Access Road from Northbound Cross Island Parkway to Southbound Whitestone Expressway

One lane at a time will be closed in either location between the hours of 12:01 am through 5:00 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays through December 19, 2017 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges concrete deck repairs. Flaggers will be present to direct traffic on the right side of the northbound Cross Island Parkway access road to the southbound Whitestone Expressway.

Van Wyck Expressway between Northern Boulevard and Long Island Expressway

Through Saturday, December 9, 2017, one of three lanes will be closed from 9:30 am to 2 pm, Monday to Friday, 11 pm to 5 am Monday night to Friday morning, and from 9 pm Friday night to 6 am Saturday morning. Two of three lanes will be closed in either direction from 12:01 am to 5 am Monday night to Friday morning, and from 1 am to 6 am Saturday morning. Intermittent (15-minute) full roadway closures may occur from 2 am to 5 am. These closures are necessary to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge shielding maintenance. There will be no daytime closures on Friday, December 8, 2017.

Cooper Avenue (eastbound) under 71st Avenue

This roadway will be fully closed from 10 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday, and from 10 pm Monday night to 6 am Friday morning through December 2017, to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges protective coating of the 71st Avenue bridge over Cooper Avenue. Westbound traffic will not be affected.

49th Avenue Bridge over Long Island Railroad

One lane at a time in either direction will be closed from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday, and from 7 am to 3 pm Saturday through December 30, 2017 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridges maintenance. Parking will be restricted on the bridge to allow one lane for traffic in each direction to remain open.

Manhattan/Bronx

Washington Bridge (West 181st Street) over Harlem River

One of three lanes will be closed eastbound (Bronx-bound) from 10 am to 2 pm Monday to Friday through December 30, 2017 to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge maintenance.

Bronx

Major Deegan Expressway (1-87) Northbound Entrance Ramp #9 from West Fordham Road

This ramp will be fully closed to traffic from 10 pm to 10 am seven days per week through mid-January 2018 to facilitate NYCDEP repairs to wastewater line. Motorists should follow the posted detour.

Staten Island

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 December 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 7 pm to 5 am and 10 pm Friday to 3 pm Sunday. No weekend closures on Sunday and holiday weekends. Weekday full closures are from 9 am to 3 pm Monday to Friday. 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.