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ParkFast Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – May 10-11

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Brooklyn Bridge will be closed Manhattan-bound from midnight Friday to 7 am Saturday and from midnight Saturday to 9 am Sunday. The eastbound BQE exit onto the bridge closes 30 minutes earlier and other Brooklyn ramps onto the bridge shut down 5-15 minutes earlier. Motorists will be detoured to the nearby Manhattan Bridge.

One of four lanes of the Williamsburg Bridge eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed on Saturday from 6 am to 2 pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.

Williamsburg Bridge

The Grand Street Bridge over Newtown Creek will be closed from 8 am to 1 pm on Saturday for NYCDOT bridge repair.

Starting Saturday the NYPD will assign traffic agents on the City Island Bridge for the reconstruction of the bridge. One traffic agent will be positioned on each side of the bridge to assist in the safe movement of traffic, including motorists, cyclists and pedestrians through the construction zone. Agents will be on post Monday through Thursday from 7 am to 7 pm and Friday through Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm and will continue through September 15th.

The following streets will be closed on Saturday:

The East 167th Street underpass under the Grand Concourse in the Bronx will be closed from 6 am to 6 pm to repair a damaged column. The service roads adjacent to the underpass will remain open to traffic.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed from 9 am to noon for the National Alliance for Mental Illness Walk:
* Fulton Street between South Street and Gold Street
* Gold Street between Fulton Street and Spruce Street
* Spruce Street between Gold Street and Park Row
* Chambers Street between Centre Street and Broadway
* Broadway between Chambers Street and Barclay Street
* Park Row between Broadway and Spruce Street
Participants will turn around on the Brooklyn Bridge.

2nd Avenue between 6th Street and 14th Street in Manhattan will be closed from noon to 5 pm for the Middle Collegiate Church 2nd Avenue Festival.

Kingston Avenue between Pacific Street and St. Marks Avenue in Brooklyn will be closed from noon to 5 pm for the DOT Weekend Walks Kingston Avenue 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.

[Read More at DOT Web Site]