Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Major Highways and Junctions closed tonight:

oops! and today yikes!

My friend Lee told me the FDR would be closed from Houston to 23rd Street starting at 9pm tonight, big stuff, may put the east side northbound Avenues in a jam in the East Village, steer clear.

Visit Gridlock Sam's Traffic page, I copied and pasted the details, which also include a closure of the entrance ramp from the GWB to the local Bronx' Washington Bridge:

All lanes of the FDR Drive northbound will be closed from Houston to 23rd Sts. from 9p.m. Tuesday to 9 p.m. Wednesday. This emergency work is needed to keep the FDR Drive from being undermined by the East River. In addition, the South St./Montgomery St. northbound entrance as well as the two Pearl St. entrances will be closed at the same time. The southbound FDR exit at Houston St. will also be closed. Southbound drivers may exit at Grand St. and work their way back north.
The impact will be felt on the West Side Highway, where traffic will detour, and on First Ave. from Houston to 23rd Sts. After 9 p.m. Wednesday, one FDR lane northbound around 14th St. will remain closed around the clock, with two lanes reopening at that point.
The Alexander Hamilton Bridge, which connects the George Washington Bridge (under the apartments) with the Cross Bronx Expressway, takes center stage this week as a major reconstruction is underway.
The state Department of Transportation is closing the ramp that connects the GWB with the Washington (not George) Bridge, aka 181st St. Bridge, which takes motorists into the Bronx, around the clock starting Tuesday morning for the next 19 months.
Traffic will have to use the ramp to Amsterdam Ave. followed by a right turn onto the 181st St. Bridge as the detour. Also, nightly (between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.) multiple lane closures in each direction are possible.
Making it extra tough is the full closure of the lower level of the George Washington Bridge from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly through Friday morning. Unless you're heading to the Bronx or points north, consider the Lincoln or Holland tunnels as an alternative.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/traffic/index.html#ixzz0OZjncQL4

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