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Traffic News and Updates

New York City Department Of Transportation

Street Cleaning Suspensions

Alternate-side parking rules and meter regulations will be suspended citywide on Memorial Day Monday, May 26. Drive safely and remember to enjoy all festivities responsibly.

Additionally, street cleaning regulations will be suspended next Thursday, May 29, for the Christian Solemnity of the Ascension. Meter regulations, however, will remain in effect that day.

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Because of ongoing construction work at several locations throughout Queens and Brooklyn, the city DOT has announced numerous street closures in local neighborhoods for the upcoming week.

The announced diversions are current as of Wednesday, May 21, and weather permitting. 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:

Street Resurfacing Around Woodhaven

Weather permitting, DOT crews will conduct street milling along 98th Street between Atlantic Avenue and Woodhaven Boulevard in Woodhaven on Thursday and Friday, May 22-23. Drivers are advised not to park on the street during posted work hours and to use alternate routes.

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.

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.

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.

Additionally, the left lane in both directions on the Grand Central Parkway may be closed at 44th Street for two nights through Friday, May 2, from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. to allow DOT crews to conduct bridge maintenance.

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

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