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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 today and tomorrow, 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. 24, 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:

Grand Street Bridge Closed On Saturday

The Grand Street Bridge over the Newtown Creek will be closed on Saturday, Sept. 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.

Street Resurfacing In Elmhurst, Jk. Hts.

Weather permitting, DOT crews will perform street resurfacing work on the following streets:

– 35th Avenue between 85th Street and Junction Boulevard in Jackson Heights for paving on Thursday, Sept. 25;

– 41st Avenue between 69th and 75th streets in Elmhurst for milling on Thursday, Sept. 25;

– 55th Avenue between Queens Boulevard and the dead end in Elmhurst for milling on Friday, Sept. 26;

– 56th Avenue between Queens Boulevard and the dead end in Elmhurst for milling on Thursday, Sept. 25;

– 79th Street between 47th and Woodside avenues in Elmhurst for milling on Thursday, Sept. 25 and Friday, Sept. 26; and

– 88th Street between 35th Avenue and Astoria Boulevard in Jackson Heights for paving on Friday, Sept. 26.

Drivers are reminded that parking on these streets is prohibited during work hours, under penalty of a fine and removal of vehicle.

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, up to two lanes in both directions on the Grand Central Parkway may be closed under 44th Street and 47th Streets weeknights from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. through September to allow for bridge repainting.

Sewer Work Leads To Pkwy. Closures

One of three lanes of the Belt Parkway between Cross Bay Boulevard and 194th Street in either direction may be closed on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and weeknights 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Additionally, two of three lanes in either direction may be closed in this segment on early weekday mornings from 1 to 5 a.m.

The closures are required to allow for sewer reconstruction, which is expected to continue through July 2016.

Furthermore, one of two lanes of the Nassau Expressway exit ramp to the eastbound Belt Parkway between 115th and 128th streets will be closed until further notice.

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

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