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GRIDLOCK ALERT DAYS OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON

 

Updated:11/22/2017 10:52 PM

Published: Wednesday, November 17 2017

THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017

Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, November 22nd, 81st Street and 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. The balloon inflation can be viewed by pedestrians from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. on 81st Street and 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue.

At 8 a.m. the following street will be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • West 74th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenues
  • Central Park West from West 73rd to 85th Streets
  • West 73rd Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
    West 74th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
    West 75th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
    West 76th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
    West 77th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
    West 78th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
    West 80th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
    West 81st Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
    West 82nd Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
    West 83rd Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
    West 84th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
    West 85th Street between Columbus and Central Park West Avenues
    Central Park Transverse Road at Central Park West and West 81 St. (Both Directions)

Beginning at 7 a.m. Wednesday, November 22nd, 81st Street and 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic.

THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE will produce following street closures in Manhattan. THE 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
  • South on Central Park West to Columbus Circle
    -South through E/S Columbus Circle to 59th Street
    -East on 59th Street to 6th Avenue
    -South on 6th Avenue to 34th Street
    -West on 34th Street to 7th Avenue Dispersal areaAdditional closures are as follows:-Broadway between West 34th Street and West 40th Street- Midnight to 1 p.m.
    -6th Avenue between West 23rd Street and West 42nd Street – 2 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    -7th Avenue from West 34th Street and West 42nd Street – 2 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    -34th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue – 10 p.m. (Wed) to 5 p.m.
    -59th Street E/B between 7th Avenue and Central Park West – Midnight to 2 p.m.
    -59th Street W/B between 5th Avenue and Central Park West – 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.-35th Street between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue – 2 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    -36th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue – 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.-37th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    -38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    -8th Avenue between 34th Street and 40th Street – 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
    -Broadway between 38th Street and 59th Street – 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    -33rd Street between 7th Avenue and 10th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    -39th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    -40th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    -49th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    -50th Street between 5th Avenue and 7th Avenue – 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    -Central Park 65th Street/66th Street Transverse Roads 7 a.m. until conclusion

    Please note: From 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. vehicles will not be able to access:

    -6th Avenue between West 33rd and West 59th Street
    -8th Avenue between West 57th Street and West 59th Street
    -8th Avenue between West 33rd and West 40th Streets
    -Broadway between 59th Street and 57th Street
    -Broadway between West 34th and West 40th Streets (only escorted deliveries)
    -42nd Street between 5th and 8th Avenue
    -57th Street between 5th and 8th Avenue

THE THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE starts Thursday, November 27 from 8 am to 1 PM

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:

      • Wednesday, November 29
      • FridayDecember 8
      • Wednesday, December 13
      • ThursdayDecember 14
      • FridayDecember 15
      • WednesdayDecember 20
      • ThursdayDecember 21
      • FridayDecember 22
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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