Transit Sam, Week of July 31, 2014


The Dept. of Transportation’s Summer Streets program will close Centre St. between the Brooklyn Bridge and Foley Square, and Lafayette St. between Foley Square and Astor Pl. (and Park Ave. all the way up to E 72nd St.) 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Manhattan-bound traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge will take the F.D.R. Drive or the Park Row South exit. The following crosstown streets will remain open to cars: Chambers, Reade, Worth, Canal, Broome, and Houston Sts. Warning: Cars will be towed from Centre, Lafayette, and Park starting at 11 p.m. Friday night. This event will repeat the next two Saturdays, Aug. 9 and 16.

On the Brooklyn Bridge, all Manhattan-bound lanes will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday, midnight Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday, and 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Wednesday nights. Drivers will instead take the Battery Tunnel and Manhattan Bridge, making for slowdowns on West St. and Canal St., respectively.

In the Lincoln Tunnel, the New York-bound tube will close midnight Friday night to 8 a.m. Saturday morning. This will send Manhattan-bound traffic down to the Holland Tunnel.

In the Holland Tunnel, one New York-bound lane will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday, slowing inbound traffic. Expect delays into Canal St.

The Summer Seaport Festival will close Water St. between Broad and Fulton Sts. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Waverly Place Festival will close Washington Square North between University Pl. and Sixth Ave. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.

On West St./Route 9A, one lane will close in each direction between West Thames and Vesey Sts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Two northbound moveable lane closures will take place between Vesey and West 59th Sts. 10 p.m. Thursday to 6 a.m. Friday.

Brooklyn-bound F trains run via the A line between West 4th St. and Jay St.-MetroTech 11:45 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. That means no Downtown F service at Broadway-Lafayette, 2nd Ave., Delancey St, or East Broadway. Take the D to Broadway-Lafayette, and take the Queens-bound F back from Jay St. for the other stations.


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