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ParkFast Alert: Street Closures for St. Patrick’s Day & Half-Marathon

Weekend Traffic Alert, March 15-17, 2013.

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 to perform necessary long term rehabilitation and repainting work. Brooklyn-bound traffic will be maintained as will the pedestrian and cycling path. Manhattan-bound motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge. The northbound FDR Drive exit to the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed starting one hour before the bridge closure hours.The south outer roadway of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge eastbound to Queens will be closed Saturday and Sunday from 2 am to 2 pm to facilitate MTA overhead track structure work. During this time, motorists should use the lower level of the bridge at 2nd Avenue and East 59th Street or enter the upper level (passenger cars) from East 57th Street or East 58th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues in Manhattan. The weekend work is expected to continue into early April.

The south tube of the Battery Park Underpass between Route 9A/West Street and the FDR Drive and one of two lanes in the north tube will be closed from 1 am to 8 am Saturday to facilitate NY State DOT construction activity. These closures will continue until approximately July.

The northbound Harlem River Drive entrance ramp at West 155th Street will be fully closed on Saturday from 6 am to 6 pm to install safety barriers. In order to complete this work a full closure of the ramp is required. Closures will begin at 6 am and continue until 6 pm. This work is weather sensitive and may need to be rescheduled to the alternate rain date of Sunday.

The FDR Drive southbound exit to East 71st Street will be closed Saturday and/or Sunday from 6 am to 6 pm to facilitate crane operations. Motorists should use the East 63rd Street exit.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday from 11 am to 5:30 pm for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade:
* 5th Avenue between 86th Street and 42nd Street
* Vanderbilt Avenue between 43rd Street and 46th Street
* 44th Street and 45th Street between Vanderbilt Avenue and 6th Avenue
* 46th Street through 48th Street between Park Avenue and 6th Avenue
* 80th Street through 85th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
* 63rd Street and 64th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue
* Madison Avenue between 63rd Street and 64th Street

Stone Street between Hanover Square and Broad Street and Mill Lane between Stone Street and William Street in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm for the Stone Street St. Patrick’s Day Festival.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Sunday from 7 am to noon for the NYC Half Marathon:
* Central Park West between 106th Street and 110th Street
* Central Park Loop
* 7th Avenue between 59th Street and 42nd Street
* 42nd Street between 7th Avenue and West Side Highway
* West Side Highway (northbound) between 42nd Street and 44th Street
* West Side Highway (southbound) between 44th Street and Battery Park Underpass
* Battery Park Underpass between West Side Highway (southbound) and FDR Drive/South Street Exit
* Old Slip (north side) between South Street and Water Street
* Water Street between Old Slip and Wall Street
* Water Street/Pearl Street between Wall Street and Peck Slip
* Fulton Street between Front Street and South Street
* Fulton Street between Water Street and Gold Street

The following streets in Brooklyn will be closed on Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm for the Brooklyn Irish American Parade:
* Prospect Park West between 9th Street and 15th Street
* 15th Street between Prospect Park West and 7th Avenue
* 7th Avenue between 15th Street and Garfield Place
* Garfield Place between 7th Avenue and Prospect Park West
* Prospect Park West between President Street and 13th Street

The following streets on Staten Island will be closed on Sunday from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm for the Richmond County St. Patrick’s Day Parade:
* Hart Boulevard between Castleton Avenue and Forest Avenue
* Forest Avenue between Hart Boulevard and Decker Avenue
* Barrett Avenue between Forest Avenue and Decker Avenue

The times listed for closures for street fairs are for the actual times of the street fairs themselves. The streets may be closed longer to allow for set-up and breakdown. Street fair organizers are generally permitted to begin set-up at 8 am and breakdown must be completed by 7 pm.

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.

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