Gridlock Alert

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2009  |  Updated 2:16 PM EDT
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Gridlock Alert

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The New York City Department of Transportation has announced the following dates as
Gridlock Alert Days for the upcoming holiday season -
Wednesday, November 25th (day before Thanksgiving)
Wednesday, December 2nd (Rockefeller Center Christmas tree Lighting)
Friday, December 4th
Friday, December 11th
Wednesday, December 16th
Thursday, December 17th
Friday, December 18th
Wednesday, December 23rd
On all holiday season Gridlock Alert Days during the holiday embargo, lane closures are
prohibited from 6:00 AM to 11:59 PM on the following highways and East River Bridges (work
behind permanent barriers may continue) –
Also, construction will be lifted beginning Wed Nov 25 (Gridlock Alert Day) and construction embargoes will remain in effect through the Thanksgiving Holiday weekend.
Brooklyn                                                                                Bronx
Belt Parkway                                                                          Cross Bronx Expressway
Brooklyn-Queens Expressway                                               Major Deegan Expressway
Gowanus Expressway                                                            Bruckner Expressway
Prospect Expressway                                                             Hutchison River Parkway
Belt Parkway                                                                          New England Thruway
Manhattan                                                                              Queens
FDR Drive/Harlem River Drive                                              Van Wyck Expressway
Miller Hwy/Henry Hudson Pkwy                                            Brooklyn-Queens Expressway
                                                                                                Cross Island Parkway
Staten Island                                                                         Long Island Expressway
Staten Island Expressway                                                      Grand Central Parkway
West Shore Expressway
East River Bridges                                                               Harlem River Bridges
Brooklyn Bridge                                                                      Willis Avenue Bridge
Manhattan Bridge                                                                   Third Avenue Bridge
Williamsburg Bridge                                                                145th Street Bridge
Queensboro Bridge                                                                 Madison Avenue Bridge
Broadway Bridge
Thursday, Nov 26th
Manhattan: 1100 x 1800
(New Route)                                
Formation: Columbus Avenue from 81st through 77th Streets; Central Park West from 81st Street through 86th Street; 81st & 77th Streets from Central Park West through Columbus Avenue
Route: Central Park West from 81st Street to East Side of Columbus Circle/59th Street; 59th Street to 7th Avenue; 7th Avenue to 42nd Street; 42nd Street to 6th Avenue; 6th Avenue to 34th Street; 34th Street to 7th Avenue
Dispersal: 33rd Street from 7th to 10th Avenues; 34th – 40th Streets from 7th to 8th Avenues; 7th Avenue from 33rd – 40th Streets

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