Saturday, May 16, 2009

What's coming this sunday: road closures

Update 8:42, may 17th: Gridlock Sam's column has finally been updated. For more reliability, buy the Daily News. In addition to these closures There is a typical street fair closing of 3rd Avenue between 14th Street and 23rd Street. The Upper West Side, forget about it, they got the AIDS Walk. Central Park west is closed from 70th Street to 11oth Street. They proceed to Riverside Drive via 74th, so who knows how many streets will get tangled, I'm guessing the whole thing.

I can't in good conscience not show you this, Department of Transportation: weekend advisory page. I haven't even read it yet, but I will at some point before the halfway mark in my Sunday shift. 

I've heard that 9th Avenue will also be closed Sunday from 57th Street to 37th Street. It's a food festival, really?

The Port Authority will be doing a practice drill on the WTC Path Train Station from a little before 6am to a little after 11am. Click on the underlining Port Authority's webpage on traffic, to find that the Holland Tunnel gets closed on a regular basis on the weekend nights until 8am. Add to that sometimes the Lincoln Tunnel is closed too. Again click on the P.A. Traffic Page for details. So what are you going to do when somebody downtown who can't get the Path Train wants to go to Jersey City? Well give that one some thought. Hope this post helps more than it hurts, thanks

1 comment:

  1. This is an excellent post. Thanks a million Noah. It's exactly the kind of coverage I want to provide our fellow cabdrivers with. And it can even be useful for motorists in general. I'm so glad to have you on board this project. If a downtown fare wants JC and the PATH, LINCOLN AND HOLLAND are all shut down, I guess the most considerate option would be to leave them at Penn Station for the NJ TRANSIT trains and warn them that they must transfer to the light rail lines on the other side. Otherwise, the only other option would be via the GWB or Staten Island. OUCH!