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ParkFast Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – April 20-21

Friday, April 19, 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 of two eastbound (Queens-bound) lanes on the south upper roadway of the Ed Koch/Queensboro Bridge may be closed from 6 am to 2 pm Saturday and/or Sunday through June to facilitate overhead lighting work.

One tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed from 2 am Saturday to 5 am Monday for continued repairs relating to Hurricane Sandy. One lane will be open in each direction in the remaining tube. Trucks must use an alternate route.

One tube of the Hugh L. Carey (Brooklyn Battery) Tunnel will be closed from 10 pm Friday to 5 am Monday to replace electrical switches and feeder cables. One lane will be open in each direction in the remaining tube.

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 Willis Avenue Bridge will be fully closed from 2 am to 6 am on Saturday to test the swing span. Motorists will be detoured to the Madison Avenue Bridge at East 138th Street. Pedestrians and bicyclists may use the Third 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 in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday:
* 44th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue will be closed from 10 am to 4:30 pm for Project Dance Times Square.
* Broadway between 110th Street and 116th Street will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the 22nd Annual Upper Broadway Spring Festival.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Sunday:
* Lafayette Street between Canal Street and Leonard Street will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the Downtown Independent Democrats Festival.
* Broadway between 46th Street and 47th Street (Pedestrian Plaza) will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the Armenian Genocide Commemoration.

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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