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GRIDLOCK ALERT DAYS OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

 

Updated:12/19/2016 9:12 PM

Published: Wednesday, November 17 2016

Wednesday, December 21; Thursday, December 22; Friday, December 23  – GRIDLOCK ALERT DAY OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

Each year during the holiday season, the Department of Transportation designates Gridlock Alert Days as some of the busiest traffic days of the year.

THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE IN MANHATTAN (Thursday, November 24 from 9 am to noon) will produce following street closures in Manhattan. THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE means likely congestion and interruption the normal flow of traffic in the area in Manhattan.

  • 6th Avenue between 59th Street and 34th Street
  • 7th Avenue between 33rd Street and 40th Street
  • Columbus Avenue between 81st Street and 77th Street
  • Central Park West between 86th Street and east side of Columbus Circle/59th Street
  • 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 76th Street and 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 68th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 62nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • 59th Street between Columbus Circle and 6th Avenue
  • Broadway between 59th Street and 58th Street
  • 40th Street between 7th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 36th Street to 39th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue
  • 35th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 34th Street between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue
  • 33rd Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue

 CLOSURES FIRST POLICE PRECINCT BLOCK PARTY START Thursday, November 24 from 9 am to noon

On top of that we enjoy presence the President-Elect in NYC.

WHENEVER THE PRESIDENT-ELECT TRAVELS  roads are blocked traffic can back up for miles but as a rule delays can last from 2 to 10 minutes.

Try to avoid aria around Mr. Trump residence on Trump Tower (Fifth Avenue and 57th Street in Manhattan)

There are several streets around Mr. Trump residence which are permanently closed

  • 56th Street between Madison Ave and 6th Ave

Keep in mind that even though 5th Ave is only partially closed

  • between 57th to 52nd Street

It disrupts traffic in the aria:

  • on 5th Ave prior 57th Street
  • Madison Ave prior 57th Street
  • 6th Ave between 42nd Street and Central Park South (59th Street)
You must not frustrate. Be prepared! Be patient. It’s going to last only until 21 January 2017.

It doesn’t mean that DOT always right. Just use you common sense. Whether you are traveling to work, for shopping or recreation, please take public transportation whenever possible.

Gridlock Alert Day

Gridlock Alert Day

Try to avoid all shopping parts of major avenues in Manhattan such as:

  • 5th Ave between 30th Street to 63th Street
  • 6th Ave between 14th Street to 59th Street
  • Times Square area
  • Rockefeller Center

The Gridlock Alert Days for this holiday season according the Department of Transportation are:

    • Friday, November 18
    • Wednesday, November 23
    • Wednesday, November 30
    • Friday, December 9
    • Wednesday, December 14
    • Thursday, December 15
    • Friday, December 16
    • Wednesday, December 21
    • Thursday, December 22
    • Friday, December 23
Be prepared to sit in traffic or  sit at home.

For the full list of streets activities go to The Latest NYC Weekend Traffic Advisory

This information is subject to change without further notice.

This traffic information comes from many different sources.

Main source of this information is The New York City Department of Transportation

 

 

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