Weekend Traffic Advisory

Friday September 04, 2015 to Monday September 7, 2015

This traffic alert details the locations of road construction and other events that will affect the flow of traffic this weekend. This information is subject to change. Check the Weekly Traffic Advisory Check for special traffic advisories

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 Weekly 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. Check who operates bridges and tunnels

The times listed for closures for street fairs are for the actual times of the street fairs themselves. The streets may be closed for 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.

As part of its citywide traffic improvement program, the New York City Department of Transportation has compiled a list of areas where Street construction or Street events will impede the normal flow of traffic this weekend.

Manhattan

West 50th Street between 11th Avenue and 10th Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 51st Street between 11th Avenue and 10th Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 8 pm to facilitate crane operation.

West 56th Street between 6th Avenue and 5th Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm to facilitate crane operation.

East 76th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

Perry Street between Bleecker Street and West 4th Street

This street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 8 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operation.

Festivals, Parades and Events

Stone Street Pedestrian Mall

The following streets will be closed Friday from 11 am to 10 pm for the Stone Street Pedestrian Mall as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street
  • Mill Lane between Stone Street and South William Street
  • On Greenway

Gramercy Park Neighborhood Festival Albano Republican Club-Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Fair

The following street will be closed Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm for the Gramercy Park Neighborhood Festival Albano Republican Club-Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Fair as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • 3rd Avenue between 14th Street and 23rd Street

DOT Weekend Walks Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

The following street will be closed Saturday from 4 pm to 10 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Mid-Autumn Moon Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • Forsyth Street between Division Street and Henry Street

Brazilian American Cultural Street Festival

The following streets will be closed Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm for the Brazilian American Cultural Street Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • 6th Avenue between 42nd Street and 56th Street
  • 46th Street between Madison Avenue and 7th Avenue

San Gennaro Festival (Set-Up)

The following streets will be closed Monday from 11:30 am to 11 pm for the San Gennaro Festival (Set-Up) as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • Mulberry Street between Canal Street and East Houston Street
  • Grand Street between Mott Street and Centre Street
  • Hester Street between Mott Street and Centre Street

Manhattan/Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge

Due to the Brooklyn Bridge Ramps Rehabilitation Project, several lane closures may affect motorists travelling between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Local streets may experience single lane closures as needed and Manhattan-bound lane closures continue overnight throughout the duration of the project. Any other closures, including Manhattan-bound closures that extend into daytime hours during selected weekends, will be highlighted below. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained throughout the project as will the span's pedestrian and cycling path. During Manhattan-bound closures, motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge or may choose other crossings.

Unless otherwise notified of specific occurrences, nighttime closures are as follows:

Overnight Detours for Manhattan-Bound Traffic
Monday - Thursday nights: 11 pm* to 6 am

* To allow traffic to clear before the reversal begins, the eastbound BQE exit onto the bridge closes 30 minutes earlier, the northbound FDR Drive exits close up to an hour earlier, and other Brooklyn ramps onto the bridge shut down 5-15 minutes earlier.

As of March 26th, 2015 and lasting through December 2015 the Brooklyn Bridge promenade will be reduced in width for pedestrians and cyclists at various locations. At the towers, the work zone will be in effect continuously during this period. On the Brooklyn approach work will be conducted only during overnight hours. Pedestrians and cyclists will be directed to cautiously share the narrowed pathway.

Brooklyn

Festivals, Parades and Events

West Indian American Day Carnival

The following streets will be closed Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm for the West Indian American Day Carnival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

Formation:
  • St. John's Place and Kingston Avenue
Route:
  • St. John's Place between Kingston Avenue and Franklin Avenue
  • President Street between Franklin Avenue and Washington Avenue
Dispersal:
  • At Brooklyn Museum Yard

West Indian American Day Parade and Festival/Labor Day Carnival Parade

The following streets will be closed Monday from 11 am to 6 pm for the West Indian American Day Parade and Festival/Labor Day Carnival Parade as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

Formation:
  • Buffalo Avenue between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
  • Rockaway Parkway between East New York Avenue and Rutland Road
  • Ralph Avenue between Eastern Parkway and East New York Avenue
  • East New York Avenue between Howard Avenue and Utica Avenue
Route:
  • Eastern Parkway between Howard Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
Dispersal:
  • Flatbush Avenue between Grand Army Plaza and Caton Avenue
Miscellaneous:
  • Ocean Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Parkside Avenue
  • Butler Place between Grand Army Plaza and Sterling Place
  • St. John's Place between Underhill Avenue and Grand Army Plaza
  • Rochester Avenue between East New York Avenue and Sterling Place
  • Parkside Avenue between Park Circle and Flatbush Avenue
  • Bedford Avenue between Eastern Parkway and Empire Boulevard
  • Empire Boulevard between Flatbush Avenue and Nostrand Avenue

International Children's Day Parade

The following streets will be closed Sunday from 2 pm to 7 pm for the International Children's Day Parade as permitted by NYPD.

Formation:
  • Graham Avenue between Metropolitan Avenue and Grand Street
Route:
  • Graham Avenue between Grand Street and Debevoise Street
Dispersal:
  • Graham Avenue between Debevoise Street and Broadway

Queens

Festivals, Parades and Events

30th Avenue Business Association Festival

The following street will be closed Monday from 12:00 pm to 6 pm for the 30th Avenue Business Association Festival as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • 30th Avenue between 41st Street and 29th Street

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 this long term project. The closures are: Monday through Thursday from 9 pm to 5 am and Friday midnight to 11:59 pm Saturday. No weekend closures on Sunday and holiday weekends. During closures, motorists should use the Goethals Bridge as an alternate.

Staten Island

Annual Celic Run

The following streets will be closed Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm for the Annual Celic Run as permitted by the Mayor's Street Activity Permit Office (SAPO).

  • Clove Road between Victory Boulevard and Forest Avenue
  • Martling Avenue between Clove Road and Slosson Avenue

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