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ParkFast Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – April 13-14

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed to Manhattan-bound traffic from 12:01 am to 7 am Saturday 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.

One tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed from 2 am Saturday to 5 am Monday. There will be two-way traffic in the other tube. Trucks must use an alternate route.

The Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek will be closed on Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm to perform maintenance and structural repairs. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge.

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 6th Avenue entrance ramp to the northbound/inbound Gowanus Expressway will be closed from 11 am Friday to 5 am Monday to facilitate NY State DOT roadway work. This weekend closure is scheduled to continue through June 16th.

The following streets will be closed on Sunday:
* 5th Avenue between 55th Street and 47th Street, 6th Avenue between 47th Street and 53rd Street, 55th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue and 47th Street between 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue in Manhattan will be closed from 7:30 am to 9:15 am for the NYPD Holy Name Society Parade.

* The following streets in Manhattan will be closed from noon to 2 pm for the Persian Day Parade and Festival: Madison Avenue between 38th Street and 25th Street; Park Avenue between 23rd Street and 26th Street; 37th Street and 38th Street between 5th Avenue and Park Avenue; 26th Street and 27th Street between 5th Avenue and Madison Avenue; 36th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue; 24th Street and 25th Street between Madison Avenue and Park Avenue.

* Myrtle Avenue between Fresh Pond Road and Wyckoff Avenue in Queens will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the Ridgewood LDC Myrtle Avenue Festival.

* Grand Concourse between East Kingsbridge Road and Van Courtland Avenue East in the Bronx will be closed from 4 pm to 5 pm for Hands Across The Bronx.

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.

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