Transit Sam, Week of Aug. 27, 2015

Thurs., Aug. 27 – Wed., Sept., 2
ALTERNATE SIDE PARKING RULES ARE IN EFFECT ALL WEEK
Battle at the Meadowlands means more traffic on Manhattan streets! The Giants and Jets face off in a pre-season match 7 p.m. Saturday at MetLife Stadium. About 75,000 fans turned out last year, so a crush of drivers will take to the Lincoln Tunnel, sending more down to the Holland Tunnel.

All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close midnight Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday. A brief respite from the closures Saturday and Sunday nights, and then it’s back to all Manhattan-bound lanes closed 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Monday through Thursday nights.

In the Lincoln Tunnel, one tube will close 11 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday.

During the same time, one New York-bound lane and one New Jersey-bound lane will close in the Holland Tunnel. The Lincoln closure will send traffic down to the Holland, which will itself be slow for the lane closure. Expect delays into Canal St.

On West St./Route 9A, one southbound lane will close between West Thames and Vesey Sts. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

Road closures ahead for Lower Manhattan construction this week, including: Fletcher St. between Front and South Sts., Thames St. between Greenwich St. and Trinity Pl., and Dutch St. between Fulton and John Sts. Avenue D between 12th and 13th Sts. will also close.

The Pace University dormitory opening this weekend will mean slowdowns on John St. between Broadway and Nassau St., Fulton St. between Dutch and William Sts., and William St. between Beekman and Spruce Sts. as students move into housing 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The Stone Street Pedestrian Mall will close Stone St. between Hanover Sq. and Broad St., and Mill Ln. between Stone and South William Sts. 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. each day this week.

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