Weekend Bridge and Street Closures

Submitted by ub on Fri, 10/25/2013 - 11:50

The Willis Avenue Bridge will be fully closed to motorists and pedestrians on Saturday from 2 am to 6 am for swing span testing. Motorists may use the Madison Avenue Bridge at East 138th Street. Pedestrians and bicyclists may use the Third Avenue Bridge.

One tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed from 1 am Saturday through 5 am Monday for necessary repair work. One lane will be open in each direction in the remaining tube. Trucks must use alternate route.

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

The FDR Drive southbound service road between East 30th Street and East 34th Street will be closed from 6 am Saturday to 9 pm Sunday to facilitate crane operation. The FDR Drive entrance ramp will remain open.

The following streets will be closed on Saturday:
* Lexington Avenue between 42nd Street and 57th Street in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the Tudor City Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Festival.
* Cross Bay Boulevard between 159th Avenue and 165th Avenue in Queens will be closed from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm for the Howard Beach Halloween Parade.

There will be closures throughout the Bronx on Sunday between 8 am and 5 pm for the Tour de Bronx. Details are available on the DOT web site at

The following streets will be closed on Sunday:
* 51st Street between 5th Avenue and 10th Avenue and 5th Avenue between 50th Street and 51st Street in Manhattan will be closed from 9 am to 3 pm for the Brotherhood of Our Lord of Miracles Parade.
* Front Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 4 pm for the Taste of the Seaport.
* Liberty Street between Broadway and Trinity Place in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the Sons of Italy Freedom Block Party.
* 6th Avenue between St. Marks and Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn will be closed from 10:30 am to noon for the DOT Weekend Walks Halloween Fall 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.

The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am Saturday to 6 am Monday for deck work on the Manhattan-bound roadway. Motorists may use the Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge or Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel (tolled facility). Throughout this closure the Manhattan Bridge will accommodate 5 lanes of traffic inbound/westbound and two lanes outbound/eastbound. Brooklyn-bound traffic will use all regular lanes and ramps of the Brooklyn Bridge normally – there will be no reversal or change to the Brooklyn-bound traffic patterns.

Detailed information on weekend street closures will be available on the DOT web site at: