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Get Ready For Street, Bridge Closures For Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday

Try not to drive as thousands of bikers will take over the city.
Bikers pose during the TD Five Boro Bike Tour.

New Yorkers should plan for street, bridge and tunnel closures to be in effect during the TD Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday, May 5.

Motorists should expect delays and plan additional travel time or seek alternate routes, city agencies said through news releases. 

Street Closures In Brooklyn:

  • McGuiness Boulevard between Pulaski Bridge and Greenpoint Avenue
  • Java Street between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street
  • Greenpoint Avenue between McGuinness Boulevard and Franklin Street
  • Franklin Street between Java Street and North 14th Street
  • Kent Avenue between North 14th Street and Williamsburg Street West
  • Williamsburg Street West between Kent Avenue and Flushing Avenue
  • Flushing Avenue between Williamsburg Street West and Navy Street
  • North Elliot Place between Flushing Avenue and Park Avenue
  • Navy Street between Flushing Avenue and York Street
  • York Street between Navy Street and Gold Street
  • Gold Street between York Street and Front Street
  • Front Street between Gold Street and Old Fulton Street
  • Old Fulton between Furman Street and Prospect Street
  • Cadman Plaza West between Prospect Street and Tillary Street
  • Tillary Street between Cadman Plaza West and Adams Street
  • Brooklyn Bridge Promenade between Tillary Street and Centre Street
  • Furman Street between Old Fulton Street and Atlantic Avenue
  • Atlantic Avenue between Furman Street and Columbia Street
  • Columbia Street between Atlantic Avenue and BQE West Entrance Columbia Street
  • BQE / Gowanus Expressway between BQE West Entrance Columbia Street and Verrazano

Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge 

The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will be closed from 2:00am until 7:00pm on Sunday, May 5. Due to the closure of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE)/Gowanus Expressway for this event, traffic will not be able to access the bridge via this approach from approximately 9:30am until 4:30pm.    

Note that the upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event with the Staten Island-bound upper level only accessible from the Belt Parkway and 92nd St entrance ramps. 

Other closings at the VNB include:  

  • One Brooklyn-bound lane on the lower level from 8:00am to 7:00pm.  
  • The Bay St. exit from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm  
  • The 92nd St. entrance ramp to the Staten Island-bound lower level from approximately 12:01am to 7:00pm.  
  • The Belt Parkway entrance ramp to the Staten Island-bound lower level from approximately 12:01am to 7:00pm.  
  • The Lily Pond Ave. exit from 7:00am to 7:00pm.  

Hugh L. Carey Tunnel 

The approach from the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel to the westbound Gowanus/BQE will be closed from approximately 9:00am to 4:00pm. Due to this off-property closure, all traffic exiting the HLC Tunnel in Brooklyn will be diverted to Hamilton Ave. during this time, and the Trinity Place exit in Manhattan will also be closed from approximately 7:00am to 4:00pm.  

Closures in other parts of the city can be found here.