Work Notices

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

Weekend traffic advisory from NYC Department of Transportation.

District-wide

    • 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)
    • 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

    • Crane operations on East 22nd Street: Because of crane operations, East 22nd Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue will be closed from 7 AM to 7 PM on Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, August 25. (last updated August 13, 2019)
    • 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 Third 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 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 August 23, 2019)
    • Changes 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 implementation will begin in July. For further information on this project, please consult DOT’s flyer on this work. (last updated July 12, 2019)
  • 30th Street – 39th Street
    • Paving on FDR Drive Service Road (Southbound): Because of paving work, the FDR Drive Service Road (Southbound) will be closed, on Sunday-Thursday nights between August 26 and September 25, from 10 PM to 6 AM, between 34th Street and 30th Street. (last updated August 19, 2019)
    • 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). Also note that the bus stops on 3rd Avenue between 32nd and 33rd Street as well as 3rd Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street have been removed temporarily starting in August; view the flyer on the temporary bus stop closure hereClick 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 August 12, 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.
    • Midtown Tunnel Marginal Streets Rehabilitation Work: The MTA is performing construction on sidewalk walls and masonry, as well as cleaning and clearing on the Queens Midtown Tunnel’s Manhattan side between East 40th and East 39th Streets. Construction started the week of July 22, 2019 between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM, unless otherwise noted. The work will require a single south-bound lane to close, while the other side of the street remains open to traffic. After this block is completed, contractors will move south, in stages, to repair the remainder of the tunnel. (last updated August 1, 2019)

40th Street – 49th Street

    • Roadway closure on East 46th Street: Because of electrical work, East 46th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue will be closed from 10 AM to 6 PM on August 24-25 and August 30-31. (last updated August 12, 2019)
  • 50th Street – 59th Street
    • Safety improvements for crosstown bike lanes on 52nd and 55th Streets: Beginning in July, DOT will install parking protected bike lane on the south side of 55th Street from Sutton Place to 12th Avenue, with a delineator protected bike lane between Lexington and Park Avenues. On the south side of 52nd Street, DOT will install a parking protected bike lane from 12th Avenue to 1st Avenue, with a delineator protected bike lane between Park and Lexington Avenues and 3rd and 1st Avenues, and shared lanes from 1st Avenue to the FDR Drive. These safety improvements will also include updated parking regulations and the installation of offset crossings, slow turning treatments, and turn bays for vehicles at select intersections. For more information, please view this flyer. (last updated July 17, 2019)
    • Gas upgrades on East 52nd Street: Because of gas upgrades, East 52nd Street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue will experience closures on weekends between Saturday, August 24 and Sunday, September 22. Those closures will happen on Saturdays from 8 AM to 6 PM and on Sundays from 9 AM to 6 PM. Please note that during this time, there will be no interruption of gas service, and this roadway closure is subject to extension. (last updated August 5, 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)
    • Nighttime closure of Manhattan-bound Upper Roadway of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge: Starting on August 19th, the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) will have the following closures on the Manhattan-bound Upper Roadway due to emergency steel repairs: on Sunday nights/Monday mornings to Thursday nights/Friday mornings, one lane will be closed from 10 PM to 11 PM and both lanes will be closed from 11 PM to 5 AM; on Friday nights/Saturday mornings, one lane will be closed from 12:01 AM to 1 AM and both lanes will be closed from 1 AM to 7 AM; and on Saturday nights/Sunday mornings, one lane will be closed from 12:01 AM to 1 AM and both lanes will be closed from 1 AM to 9 AM. This will continue until about August 29th. Both Manhattan-bound lanes of the Lower Roadway will continue to remain open. (last updated August 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)