Street Closures for United Nations General Assembly

Here's a list of the NYPD street closures for the week

Monday, Sep 24, 2012  |  Updated 11:08 AM EDT
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Street Closures for UN General Assembly

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Trying to get around Manhattan will be a major headache for drivers this week as world leaders and diplomats converge on 1st Avenue for the week-long General Assembly of the United Nations. President Barack Obama will be among the dignitaries addressing the Assembly and the city has made traffic changes to accommodate his arrival and the other delegations.

Here's a list of the NYPD street closures:

MONDAY, SEPT. 24

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at about 5 a.m.:

  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

On Monday the FDR DRIVE will subject to intermittent closures:

  • Southbound at 63rd Street
  • Northbound at South Ferry

Additional intermittent closures to vehicular traffic for Monday include:

  • 50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue
  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at about 5 a.m.:

  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

On Tuesday the FDR DRIVE will subject to intermittent closures:

  • Southbound at 63rd Street
  • Northbound at South Ferry

Additional intermittent closures to vehicular traffic for Tuesday include:

  • 50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue
  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 26

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open passenger cars but will be subject to intermittent closures. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of each day’s session.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at about 5 a.m.:

  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session

THURSDAY, SEPT. 27

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 42nd Street to 57th Street

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at about 5 a.m.:

  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • The 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session

FRIDAY, SEPT. 28

The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

  • 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at about 5 a.m.:

  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • The 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session

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