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 DOT has announced numerous street closures in local neighborhoods for the upcoming week.

The announced diversions are current as of Wednesday, Apr. 17. 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:

Grand Street Bridge Shut On Saturdays

The Grand Street Bridge over the Newtown Creek will be closed this Saturday, Apr. 20, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. The bridge will also be closed during the same time periods on the following two Saturdays, Apr. 27 and May 4.

Drivers are advised to use Metropolitan Avenue as a detour route while the Grand Street bridge is closed. From Grand Avenue westbound in Maspeth, drivers can head west on Flushing Avenue to Metropolitan Avenue in order to reach Grand Street.

From Grand Street eastbound in East Williamsburg, drivers can head east along Metropolitan Avenue before turning east onto Flushing Avenue to reach Grand Avenue.

Street Resurfacing Around Greenpoint

Weather permitting, DOT crews will resurfacing (milling or paving) on the following streets:

– Graham Avenue between Meeker and Driggs avenues in Greenpoint for milling on Thursday, Apr. 18;

– Morgan Avenue between Meeker and Norman avenues in Greenpoint for milling on Friday, Apr. 19;

– Newel Street between Driggs and Greenpoint avenues in Greenpoint for paving on Thursday, Apr. 18;

– Sutton Street between Meeker and Norman avenues in Greenpoint for milling on Friday, Apr. 19; and

– Withers Street between Havemeyer Street and Kingsland Avenue in Greenpoint and Williamsburg for paving on Thursday, Apr. 18.

Lane Closures On Van Wyck Expwy.

One of three lanes in each direction of the Van Wyck Expressway between Jewel Avenue and Union Turnpike may be closed on Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. due to construction work related to the Kew Gardens rehabilitation project.

Additionally, up to two lanes in either direction of the expressway in the same section may be closed on overnights from 1 to 5 a.m.

Lane Closures On Grand Central Pkwy.

One lane of the Grand Central Parkway in each direction will be closed between 82nd and 111th streets on weekdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. on weekdays. Lane closures will also take place from 10 p.m. Fridays to 7 a.m. Saturdays and from 10 p.m. Saturdays to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Two lanes of traffic in each direction may be closed on weeknights from 12:01 until 5 a.m., Saturdays from 1 to 6 a.m. and Sundays from 1 to 9 a.m.

Kew Gdns. Project Affects Union Tpke.

Long-term construction related to the state Department of Transportation’s Kew Gardens Interchange project will require the right lane of Union Turnpike eastbound to be closed at all times between 128th and 134th streets. All existing traffic lanes will remain open and are shifted to the left.

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

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