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ParkFast Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – May 11-12

Friday, May 10, 2013
One of three eastbound lanes on the Brooklyn Bridge will be closed from 6 am to 2 pm on Saturday to facilitate bridge maintenance.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.

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 Willis Avenue Bridge will be fully closed on Saturday from 2 am to 6 am 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 Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek will be closed on Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm to perform structural, electrical and mechanical repairs. Vehicular and pedestrian traffic will be detoured to the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm:
* Broadway between 47th Street and 57th Street will be closed for the Coalition of Italo-American Association and CORE Times Square Fair.
* 2nd Avenue between 6th Street and 14th Street will be closed for the Middle Collegiate Church 2nd Avenue Festival.
* 6th Avenue between 14th Street and 23rd Street will be closed for the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club Festival.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday from 9 am to 5 pm for the National Alliance for Mental Illness Parade:
* Fulton Street between South Street and Gold Street
* Gold Street between Fulton Street and Spruce Street
* Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row
* Park Row between Broadway and Frankfort Street
* Chambers Street between Centre Street and Broadway
* Broadway between Chambers Street and Barclay Street

Broadway between Liberty Street and Battery Place in Manhattan will be closed on Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm for the Ziua USA – Romanian Day Festival.

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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