Work Notices

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

Weekend traffic advisory from NYC Department of Transportation.

NYS Department of Transportation Traffic Advisory for October 29 through November 4.

    • Gridlock alert days in November and December: The New York City Department of Transportation designates the busiest traffic days of the year as Gridlock Alert Days. Several of these Gridlock Alert Days are in November and December because of the expected increase in traffic volume. The following November and December dates are Gridlock Alert Days: Friday, November 16; Wednesday, November 21; Wednesday, November 28; Friday, December 7; Wednesday, December 12; Thursday, December 13; Friday, December 14; Wednesday, December 19; Thursday, December 20; and Friday, December 21. On these days, travel through Midtown is expected to take twice as long as a typical day of the week, and people are encouraged to consider walking, biking or taking public transportation whenever possible. Go to http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/gridlockalert.shtml to learn more. (last updated November 13, 2018)
    • Construction on East 14th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B: Because of jet grouting on 14th Street related to work on the L train, changes have been made to the configuration of East 14th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B. As a result, parking on the East 14th Street service road between Avenue A and Avenue B will be eliminated. However, 14th Street will remain a two-way road and access to the Stuyvesant Town parking garage will be maintained. The changes in street configuration will be kept until the end of 2018. (updated November 19, 2018)
    • 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 by clicking on the link for NYCSCA’s website for the project. Finally, related to this ongoing work and beginning August 24, East 17th Street between Irving Place and 3rd Avenue will be closed Mondays through Fridays from 6:00 PM through 12:00 AM (midnight) until November 30, 2018, in order to place a mobile crane on that street to hoist material to the roof of Washington Irving High School. (last updated September 7, 2018)
    • Safety improvements on East 20th Street: Starting in late September, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) will begin to implement safety improvements on 20th Street between 1st Avenue and Avenue C. Those safety improvements include updating the existing bike lanes to a two-way parking protected bike lane, installing two bus boarding islands for the M23 and M9 buses, moving the M23 bus stop on 1st Avenue 145 feet to the east, adding a new curb extension and pedestrian island on 20th Street and Avenue C, upgrading pedestrian ramps on Avenue C and 18th Street, and updating signal timing on 1st Avenue and East 20th Street. For further details, please view the flyer on the safety improvements here. (last updated September 14, 2018)
    • 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. 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 27th 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 December 7, 2018)
    • 28th Street station closure: The entire 6 train station on Lexington Avenue remains closed as a part of the MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative, a program to close down select stations to give them extensive and much-needed renovations. The station is set to re-open in December 2018. For alternative service, the 33 Street 6 and 23 Street 6 stops will be the closest available alternatives for the 4-5-6 Lexington Avenue trains and are an estimated five minutes away by walking. The 28 Street R-W stop is also a nearby option, estimated to be about six minutes away by walking. Click here to view the presentation MTA provided at the June 13, 2018 Full Board meeting and click here to view more information on the station renovation. (last updated August 6, 2018)
    • FDR Drive work between East 34th Street and East 42nd Street: Because of railing and joints repair, there will be closures on the FDR Drive between December 12 and December 14. On the nights of December 12 through December 14, from 11 PM to 5:30 AM, the two left lanes of the southbound FDR Drive from 42nd Street to 34th Street will be closed. (last updated December 7, 2018)
    • Roadwork on the Queens Midtown Tunnel: During the months of December and January, there will be work on the Queens Midtown Tunnel. This work will result in the closure of one tube with two-way traffic in the other tube on the following dates: Monday through Thursday nights until the night of December 20th, from 10 PM until 6 AM; the Friday nights of December 7th and December 14th, from 11 PM until 7 AM; the nights of December 26th and December 27th, from 10 PM until 6 AM; Monday through Thursday nights between January 2nd and January 31st, from 10 PM until 6 AM; and Friday nights between January 4th and January 26th, from 11 PM until 7 AM. (last updated December 7, 2018)
    • 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, because of excavation and installation of a distribution water main for this work, please note that the M15 Local bus stop on the northwest corner of East 33rd Street and 2nd Avenue will be closed from Thursday, September 13 until Friday, September 28 (the M15 SBS stop at that location will remain open). 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. Finally, view the flyer for the M15 Local bus stop closure here. (last updated November 16, 2018)
    • 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 July 2019 – updates will be provided as they become available.
    • East Side Access Work: Because of ongoing work to add Long Island Railroad (LIRR) access to the east side of Manhattan, the work site on 37th Street and Park Avenue will be reactivated for several weeks. The work related to East Side Access in this area will occur for approximately eight weeks, from 7 AM to 3 PM, starting on September 27, 2018. During this time, work will take up a portion of the parking lane on the north side of Park Avenue just north of 37th Street. However, pedestrian access is expected to be maintained at all times. (last updated October 1, 2018)