Transit Sam, Week of June 18, 2015

Thurs. June 18 – Wed., June 24


Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 21! If you are travelling into Lower Manhattan to be with dad, be prepared for delays — the Manhattan-bound Brooklyn Bridge will be closed all weekend. Beginning midnight on Fri., June 19 through 6 a.m. Mon., June 22, all Manhattan-bound lanes will be closed for 54 consecutive hours. Take the Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge, or the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel instead.

Double trouble under the Hudson River on Thursday night: In the Holland Tunnel one New Jersey-bound and one New York-bound lane will be closed 11 p.m. Thursday night to 5 a.m. Friday morning. No relief for inbound traffic at the Lincoln Tunnel, where the New York-bound tube will also close 11 p.m. Thursday night to 5 a.m. Friday morning.

No. 1 train service between 14 St. and South Ferry will be suspended 11:30 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Take the 2 or 3 trains instead, which will make local stops at Chambers, Franklin, Canal, Houston, and Christopher Sts.

Great news for Lower Manhattanites heading to Brooklyn and Queens on the weekend: the J train now stops at the Fulton St. and Broad St. stations on Saturdays and Sundays, in addition to regular weekday service.

The N.Y.C. Police Museum Fair will close North Moore St. between West and Greenwich Sts. 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday. 

The Philoptochos Walk 2 Rebuild will close Liberty St. between West and Church Sts. 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

On West St./Route 9A, one northbound lane between Vesey and 14th Sts. will close 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Two northbound lanes will close from Albany St. to Liberty St. 11 p.m. to 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

From the mailbag:

Dear Transit Sam,

Many construction sites have signs with restricted parking, such as No Parking 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. in white, and below it an orange sign, temporary construction regulation.

What does this mean?  Can I park at the construction site area after 6 p.m., or do other signs on the street govern after 6 p.m.?

John, New York

Dear John,

You can park if there are no other signs that say otherwise. For example there are some nighttime regulations near nightclubs. Those signs would go into effect after 6 p.m. so read all the signs carefully.

Transit Sam

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