Ongoing single-lane closure on eastbound Grand Central Parkway begins this week

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A single-lane closure will take place on eastbound Grand Central Parkway near Exit 13W beginning this week, the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced.

Starting on or about Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 10 p.m. through about the morning of Saturday, Dec. 18, the lane will be closed due to construction. The remaining three travel lanes at this location will remain open.

The closure is necessary to facilitate drainage repairs and roadway construction at the Kew Gardens Interchange, according to NYSDOT.

Inclement weather could cause the closure to be rescheduled.

Motorists are urged to slow down and drive responsibly in work zones. Fines are doubled for speeding in a work zone, and convictions of two or more speeding violations in a work zone could result in the suspension of an individual’s driver’s license.

For real-time travel information, motorists should check New York state’s official traffic and travel information source, 511NY, before traveling.

Call 5-1-1, visit 511NY.org or download the free 511NY mobile app on iTunes or Google Play. The free service allows users to check road conditions, view traffic cameras and link to air and transit information. The app features “drive mode,” which provides audible alerts along a chosen route while a user is driving, warning them about incidents and construction.

For up-to-date travel information, call 511, visit 511NY.org or download the free 511NY mobile app.