Traffic News and Updates

New York City Department Of Transportation

Road Work

Because of ongoing construction work at several locations throughout Queens and Brooklyn, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) has announced numerous street closures in local neighborhoods for the upcoming week.

The announced diversions are current as of Wednesday, Aug. 1. The DOT may shut down other roads should the need for emergency repairs arise.

Streets and highways that are affected by closures during this week include the following:

More Work Shuts Grand Street Bridge

The Grand Street Bridge over the Newtown Creek will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 4, from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. The closure is necessary in order for the DOT to repair deck gratings and navigation lighting and repair and lubricate movable parts of the bridge.

Drivers are advised to use the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge as an alternate route.

Repaving In R’wood, Rego Pk., So. Oz. Pk.

Weather permitting, DOT crews will conduct street resurfacing along the following roadways:

– 114th Street between Liberty Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard in Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park for paving on Thursday, Aug. 2;

– 115th Street between Rockaway Boulevard and 103rd Avenue in Richmond Hill and South Ozone Park for paving on Thursday, Aug. 2, and Friday, Aug. 3;

– 130th Street between South Conduit Avenue and 152nd Avenue in South Ozone Park for milling on Thursday, Aug. 2;

– Dartmouth Street between Alderton Street and the dead end in Forest Hills for milling on Friday, Aug. 3;

– Ellwell Crescent (full length) in Rego Park for milling on Thursday, Aug. 2; and

– Myrtle Avenue between Fresh Pond Road and Palmetto Street in Ridgewood for nighttime paving on Thursday, Aug. 2, and Friday, Aug. 3.

Concrete Work On Cross Bay Bridge

One lane will be closed in each direction most Saturdays at the Cross Bay Veterans Memorial Bridge for work related to the $17 million project to rehabilitate the concrete piers beneath the bridge.

The Saturday lane closures, which began on July 28, will take place between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. and continue through November. One lane in each direction had previously been closed on weekdays, between 7 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. to accommodate equipment being used as part of the repair work, and will continue through November as well.

Currently, two northbound lanes into Broad Channel are closed Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and on Fridays between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. while heavy cranes, fitted with 4-to-6-foot wide stabilizing bars, are used to lower materials to the work area near the bridge’s north abutment. This part of the project, which is dependent on good weather, is expected to be completed in late August.

Guardrail Work On Cross Bay Boulevard

One to two southbound lanes of Cross Bay Boulevard will be closed between the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge and East First Road in Broad Channel on weekdays from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. as the D OT installs new guardrails. Bicycle access within the area will be provided throughout the project.

Lane Closures On Grand Central Pkwy.

One lane of the Grand Central Parkway will be closed in either direction under the 37th Street overpass on Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 11 p.m. until 5 a.m. Closures will also occur on weekends from 11 p.m. Fridays until 6 a.m. Saturdays and on Sundays from 12:01 to 11 a.m.

Additionally, one lane in each direction of the Grand Central Parkway will be closed between 82nd and 111th streets on weekdays from 12:01 a.m. until 5 a.m., on Saturdays from 1 to 6 a.m. and on Sundays from 1 to 9 a.m. as the DOT conducts maintenance work.

Furthermore, one lane in each direction will be closed on the 44th Street overpass above the Grand Central Parkway in Astoria through February as the DOT conducts bridge repair work.

It was also noted that one lane in each direction of the Grand Central Parkway may be closed under the United Nations Avenue Bridges (between Roosevelt Avenue and the Long Island Expressway) weekdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. The closures wll also take place on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. and from 10 p.m. Saturdays until 3 p.m. Sundays.

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For additional closures, visit the city DOT’s website at www.nyc.gov/dot or call 311.

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