Friday, December 21, 2012
The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday and 12:01 am to 9 am Sunday. Manhattan-bound motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge or may choose other crossings. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained as will the pedestrian and cycling path. The northbound FDR Drive exit to the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed starting one hour before the bridge closure. Motorists should use the prior South Street exit. The Brooklyn Queens Expressway eastbound exit to the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed starting as early as 30 minutes before the bridge closure. Motorists should use the following Manhattan Bridge exit or the prior Brooklyn Battery Tunnel exit (cars only – pay toll) for access to Manhattan.
East 59th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue will be closed from 7 am to 4 pm Saturday and Sunday to facilitate NYC Department of Design & Construction trunk water main and utility work. Motorists should use alternate routes and posted detours to access the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge such as 2nd Avenue southbound or East 58th Street eastbound onto the 2nd Avenue contra flow lane.
Detailed information on weekend street closures will be available on the DOT web site at: http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/wkndtraf.shtml.