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Traffic Alert: Times Square New Year’s Eve Street Closures

Monday, December 31, 2012

At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, the following streets will be closed to all vehicular traffic: 7th Avenue from 41st to 59th Streets; Broadway from 47th to 59th Streets; 43rd to 47th Streets from 6th to 8th Avenue.

42nd Street from 6th to 8th Avenue will be closed to traffic beginning at 5 p.m. on Monday.

After 6:30 p.m. on Monday, traffic closures will be instituted as crowd conditions warrant on the following streets: all cross-town streets from 37th to 41st Streets from 6th to 8th Avenues; all cross-town streets from 49th to 59th Streets from 6th to 8th Avenues; 48th Street from 5th to 9th Avenues;

Cross-town access for emergency vehicles will be available on 42nd, 48th, and 59th Streets.

There will be No Parking in the following areas from Monday at 12:01 a.m. until 1:00 a.m. on Tuesday:
All cross-town streets from 33rd to 59th Street between 6th and 8th Avenue;
West side of 5th Avenue, from 37th to 52nd Streets;
West side of 6th Avenue, from 34th to 59th Streets;
East side of 6th Avenue, from 37th to 52nd Streets;
East side of 8th Avenue from 34th to 57th Streets;
48th Street between 5th and Ninth Avenues;
43rd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue;
42nd Street between 5th and 9th Avenue;
37th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue
34th Street between 5th and 9th Avenue;
48th Street between 5th and 9th Avenue;
52nd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue;
58th Street between 6th and 8th Avenue;
59th Street between 5th Avenue and Columbus Circle.

People are strongly advised to use public transportation. On-street parking will be extremely limited in the Midtown area. People should avoid all cross-town streets from 34th to 59th Streets, as well as 6th to 8th Avenues.

Additional information is available on the NYPD web site at http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/pr/pr_2012_traffic_2012_12_28.shtml.

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