By Brooklyn Reader

December 28, 2013, 6:00 am

 

The George Washington Bridge

The George Washington Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge

Due to the Brooklyn Bridge Ramps Rehabilitation Project, several lane closures may affect motorists travelling between Manhattan and Brooklyn. One of three Brooklyn-bound lanes will generally be closed during weekdays from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. in order to facilitate long term bridge construction. 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
Fri night/Sat morning Midnight* to 7 am
Sat night/Sun morning Midnight* to 9 am
Sun night/Mon morning Midnight* to 6 am
Mon – Thurs night: 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 all other Brooklyn ramps onto the bridge shut down 5-15 minutes earlier.

Williamsburg Bridge

One of four lanes eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed from 6 am to 2 pm Saturday to facilitate NYCDOT Bridge maintenance.

Street Closures:

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.

East 69th Street between 1st Avenue and York Avenue

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

Vyse Avenue between East 174th Street and Boston Road

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


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