Work Notices

Notices and construction advisories affecting Community District 6 and the surrounding areas:

Weekend traffic advisory from NYC Department of Transportation.

District-wide

    • Lead testing on water fountains in New York City Parks: Starting on May 6 and during the next seven weeks, the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will be performing lead testing in parks throughout Manhattan Community District Six and throughout New York City. Fountains will be closed 8 to 18 hours prior to testing, and any fountains that have more than 15 parts per billion of lead will be shut down immediately and replaced. For more details on the lead testing, please view DPR’s press release on the tests here. (last updated May 6, 2019)
    • Schedule revisions on the 5 train in November 2019: In November 2019, five roundtrips on the 5 train between 10 PM and 11 PM that go between Eastchester-Dyre Avenue and Bowling Green will not serve Manhattan. This schedule adjustment will allow the MTA to perform maintenance work such as track replacement and signal upgrades. (last updated May 28, 2019)

14th Street – 19th Street

    • L train tunnel repairs: In order to perform needed repairs on the L train’s Canarsie Tunnel, which goes between Brooklyn and Manhattan, there are service changes to L train service during evenings, nights, and weekends. On weekday evenings, L trains are running every 20 minutes in the Manhattan-bound direction between Lorimer Street and 8th Avenue starting at approximately 8:30 PM (but every 10 minutes between Rockaway Parkway and Lorimer Street), and are running every 20 minutes in the Brooklyn-bound direction between 8th Avenue and Lorimer Street starting at approximately 9:45 PM (but every 10 minutes between Lorimer Street and Rockaway Parkway). L trains are also running every 20 minutes on weeknights until 5 AM and on weekends (between 10 PM Friday and 5 AM Monday). During these times of the day and week, L train customers are encouraged to use alternatives for a faster, more reliable trip. Note that L train service is running as normal between 5 AM and 8 PM on weekdays. For more details on this project, view this flyer on the L train project and subscribe to the L train newsletter. For more information on travel to and from specific stations, please refer to station-specific guides that the MTA released for the 1st Avenue, 3rd Avenue, and 14th Street-Union Square stations. For more information on the L train project, view the L train project issue page on the CB6 website. (last updated April 29, 2019)
    • Concrete median barrier repairs on the FDR Drive: Because of concrete median barrier repairs, the FDR Drive will experience the following closures: the left lane going southbound, from East 19th Street to East 15th Street, from 11 PM to 5 AM from June 24 to June 28; and the left lane going southbound, from East 19th Street to East 15th Street, from 1 AM to 6 AM on June 29. (last updated June 21, 2019)
    • Con Edison Work on 4 Irving Place: Because of Con Edison work on the facade of 4 Irving Place, the following areas are currently subject to sidewalk closures and/or noise: Irving Place between East 14th and East 15th Street, on Monday to Friday ( 7:00 am -3:30 pm); East 14th Street between Irving Place and 3rd Avenue, on Monday to Friday ( 7:00 am -3:30 pm); East 15th Street between Irving Place and 3rd Avenue, on Monday to Friday ( 7:00 am -3:30 pm); and 3rd Avenue between East 14th and East 13th Streets, on Monday to Friday ( 7:00 am -3:30 pm). Note that there may be extended hours and/or weekend work depending on the weather and type of work. This work is expected to last until sometime in 2021 or 2022, depending on weather and progress with this project. The work notice for this project can be found here. (last updated March 13, 2019)
    • Washington Irving Campus Building Rehabilitation: There is ongoing rehabilitation of the Washington Irving Campus Building on Irving Place between 16th and 17th Streets. The renovations are projected to be complete by March 2020. You can find the PowerPoint presentation on the rehabilitation project here. You can also find additional information on the school’s rehabilitation project, as well as the latest updates on the work, by clicking on the link for NYCSCA’s website for the project. (last updated December 18, 2018)

20th Street – 29th Street

    • Reconstruction of E. 25th Street Baruch Plaza Project: The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) is working on East 25th Street Baruch Plaza (East 25th Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue) from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays, and from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekends (weather permitting). Amenities such as lighting, landscaping, benches, decorative paving, tree planting, granite seating and steps will be added. There will also be an installation of a distribution water main, new drainage structures, new fire hydrants, sidewalk work, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps, and work on Baruch College’s underground vault. Additionally, there will be a curb extension on the northwest corner of East 24th Street and 3rd Avenue. Pedestrian access is expected to be maintained during the reconstruction, but traffic detours are expected, bus stops may change, parking will be restricted, and water service may experience interruptions. Signs will be posted in advance of any bus stop changes and parking restrictions, and a 72-hour e-mail notice will be provided in the affected area in advance of any water service interruptions. This project is expected to last until mid-June 2020. Click here for further details on this project. You can also find the latest weekly bulletin for the plaza construction here, and the Second Quarter 2019 newsletter for the project here.  Furthermore, note that there will be no parking allowed on both sides of Lexington Avenue between East 24th Street and East 26th Street starting on Monday, August 27, 2018 and continuing until further notice (more details on the parking restriction are in the flyer here). Finally, note that the bus stop on Lexington Avenue between East 25th Street and East 26th Street is closed until further notice (find the notice for the bus stop closure here). (last updated June 24, 2019)
    • Safety improvements on the FDR Drive Service Road: Safety improvements are being implemented on the FDR Drive Service Road, between East 25th Street and East 34th Street. Changes include, but are not limited, to: the installation of a two-way protected bike lane to extend the Greenway north from East 25th Street to East 33rd Street, a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians between East 33rd Street and East 34th Street, and an added painted island and curb extension at East 34th Street. The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) anticipates that the majority of this work will be complete by mid-July. For further information on this project, please consult DOT’s flyer on this work. (last updated June 17, 2019)
  • 30th Street – 39th Street
    • Closures on the Queens Midtown Tunnel: Because of construction work, one lane in each tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed on Sunday nights/Monday mornings from 9 PM until 5:30 AM, Monday through Thursday nights from 10 PM to 5:30 AM, and Friday nights/Saturday mornings from 11 PM on Fridays until 5:30 AM on Saturdays. There will also be a full north-bound (Manhattan-bound) tube closure from 9:30 PM on June 26th until 5 AM on June 27th. Additionally, the Manhattan Downtown Exit Ramp will experience full closures on Mondays to Thursdays from 10 PM to 5:30 AM, and Friday evenings/Saturday mornings from 11 PM to 5:30 AM. Finally, the north (Manhattan-bound) tube will be closed to traffic from June 26 at 9:30 PM to June 27 at 5:30 AM; during this time, there will be one lane of traffic operating in each direction in the open tube. (last updated June 25, 2019)
    • Gas service upgrade on 34th Street: From March 23 until June 30, there will be an upgrade to gas service on East 34th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues. As a result, this section of East 34th Street will be subject to temporary lane closures, limited street parking, and noise. The work notice for this project can be found here. (last updated March 20, 2019)
    • Rivergate Plaza Under Construction:  Rivergate Plaza, a privately owned public space (POPS) in our district on the east side of 1st Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets, is under construction and closed to the public, as shown in these photographs from August 2018. The developer expects the work to be substantially complete and the plaza to reopen to the public, in the spring of 2019, contingent on the weather. (last updated August 30, 2018)
    • Infrastructure upgrades to Kips Bay streets: Work on Second Avenue and surrounding areas has begun and will run until the summer of 2021.  Typical work hours will be from 7 AM to 4:30 PM and will install new curbs, catch basins, sewers, hydrants, and water mains. Additionally, the bicycle rack on 35th Street and 3rd Avenue has been temporarily removed as a result of the ongoing work (with a temporary station installed on Lexington Avenue and East 36th Street). Finally, there is a test water main shutdown on Friday, June 21 starting at 12:30 AM (lasting for approximately four hours) that will affect East 35th Street between 3rd and Lexington Avenues (for which you can view a flyer here). Click here to view the flyer released by the NYC Department of Design and Construction, click here to view the latest weekly construction bulletin, and click here to find the most recent newsletter on this project. (last updated June 24, 2019)
    • Construction on the Park Avenue Tunnel: The NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) is making structural, electrical, mechanical and fire protection improvements to the Park Avenue Tunnel. Construction is expected to continue through 2019. In order to work on the renovation, the tunnel will be closed from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM on Monday-Thursday nights and then from 9:00 PM Friday nights to 6:00 AM Monday mornings.  Click here to read NYCDOT’s Summer 2018 Newsletter on the project.
    • Glick Park closure: The waterfront park at the East River Esplanade, Glick Park (East River between 36th and 38th Streets), is closed to the public. The park was severely damaged in 2012 by Hurricane Sandy and the repair work had been requested and finally funded this past year. The contractor started last week to restore electrical and lighting to the park. The park is likely to be closed until June 2019 – updates will be provided as they become available. (last updated March 6, 2019)

40th Street – 49th Street

    • Weekend road closures on East 46th Street: Because of the installation of an electric structure and conduit, East 46th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues will be subject to street closures, limited street parking, and noise from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturdays and Sundays through June 30th. (last updated June 3, 2019)

50th Street – 59th Street

    • Changes to 53rd Street: Starting in the month of May, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will begin to implement changes to 53rd Street. Those changes include, but are not limited, to: realigning and straightening vehicular traffic lanes, adding a curb extension on 53rd Street at Lexington Avenue, and adding a curb extension at 53rd Street and 3rd Avenue. For more details on these changes, please view DOT’s flyer on the changes here. (last updated May 3, 2019)
    • Gas service upgrade on 1st Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets: From June 1st to October 27th, Con Edison will be working to upgrade gas service on 1st Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets. During this time, 1st Avenue between 55th and 56th Streets could be subject to temporary lane closures, construction, and noise at the following times: Saturdays, from 8 AM to 6 PM; and Sundays, from 9 AM to 6 PM. For more details, please view this flyer. (last updated June 3, 2019)
    • Gas upgrade on Lexington Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets: On Saturdays and Sundays between June 8 and September 14 (from 8 AM to 6 PM on Saturdays and from 9 AM to 6 PM on Sundays), Con Edison will be performing gas work on Lexington Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets. During these times, this part of Lexington Avenue will experience limited street parking, temporary lane closures, and noise. (last updated June 7, 2019)
    • Safety improvements for cyclists and pedestrians on 2nd Avenue: On 2nd Avenue between 68th and 59th Streets, there will be work to make several safety improvements that will help cyclists and pedestrians alike. First, a curbside bicycle lane will be installed between 68th Street and 60th Street; it will be parking-protected during off-peak hours (8 PM to 3 PM) and buffered during peak hours (3 PM to 8 PM). Second, a two-stage bicycle crossing with an island and signal will be installed on the east side of 2nd Avenue between 60th Street and 59th Street. Finally, a pedestrian island will be installed at 59th Street and 2nd Avenue. View this flyer for more details on the work. (last updated April 19, 2019)
    • Upgrades to East 60th Street Con Edison Steam Plant: Because of upgrades to the 60th Street Con Edison Steam Plant, located at East 60th Street between York Avenue and the FDR Drive, there will be work affecting streets in the area between June 2019 and January 2020. Phase 1, which goes from June 18 to August 24, will affect East 60th Street between York Avenue and FDR Drive in the following ways: East 60th Street will be closed from Mondays to Saturdays (7:00 am to 7:00 pm) and there will be limited street parking in the area. Phase 2, which goes from August 25 to September 28, will affect East 59th and East 60th Streets between York Avenue and the FDR Drive in the following ways: East 59th Street will have intermittent closures, East 60th Street will be closed from Mondays to Saturdays (7:00 am to 7:00 pm), and there will be limited street parking in the area. Phase 3, which goes from September 29, 2019 to January 31, 2020, will affect East 60th Street between York Avenue and FDR Drive in the following ways: East 60th Street will be closed from Mondays to Saturdays (7:00 am to 7:00 pm) and there will be limited street parking. The work notice for this project can be found here. (last updated March 12, 2019)