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Traffic News and Updates

New York City Department Of Transportation

No Street Cleaning For Rosh Hashanah

Alternate-side parking rules will be suspended next Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25-26, in observance of the Jewish high holy days of Rosh Hashanah. Meter regulations, however, will remain in effect both days.

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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, Sept. 17, 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:

More Closures For Grand St. Bridge

The Grand Street Bridge over the Newtown Creek will be closed the next two Saturdays—Sept. 20 and 27—from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. to allow for repairs to deck gratings and sidewalks.

The DOT advises drivers to use Metropolitan and Flushing avenues as 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.

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

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