Work Notices

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

Weekend traffic advisory from NYC Department of Transportation.

The MTA’s Weekender, which details service changes on weekends as a result of construction work on the subway.

The MTA’s list of elevators and escalators that are out of service.

    • District-Wide
    • 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)
    • Sewer pipe replacement on 14th Street: Until April, there will be the replacement of sewer pipes at 14th Street and Avenue B. During work at this location, people may experience noise from the work. (last updated February 24, 2020)
    • Con Edison Facade 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 September 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 Summer 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 October 23, 2019)
    • 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 First Quarter 2020 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 March 27, 2020)
    • 30th Street – 39th Street
    • Construction at the P.S. 116-Mary Lindley Murray School Playground: There is construction work on the playground at P.S. 116-The Mary Lindley Murray School. The project will involve a repair of vault bulging walls located next to the school building in the playground. Additionally, there will be asbestos abatement done at the site. This project will cause some noise, and the noise from this work will happen during after school hours. Most of the work is expected to be done by March 2020. (last updated September 23, 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, 3rd Avenue between 33rd and 34th Street, and 2nd Avenue between 35th and 36th Street, have been removed temporarily; view the flyer on the temporary bus stop closures on 3rd Avenue here and the temporary bus stop closure on 2nd Avenue hereClick here to view the flyer released by the NYC Department of Design and Construction and click here to view the latest weekly construction bulletin. (last updated March 23, 2020)
    • Midtown Tunnel Marginal Streets Rehabilitation Work: The MTA is performing construction on the Queens Midtown Tunnel’s Manhattan side. The next phase of this work will start on February 18th, and will include replacement of fencing (through April) at various locations, including Tunnel Exit Street; and painting of the historic light poles (likely will occur May through June). Substantial completion is expected to be in June. There there may be some noise from the work, but not at night. Finally, low-impact single-lane closures are expected to occur between 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM on weekdays unless unexpected conditions arise that require weekend work. (last updated February 14, 2020)
    • Park Avenue Tunnel Work: The NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) is working to install new precast concrete walls along the north side portal at the Park Avenue Tunnel. This work will continue until approximately March 31st. During this time, expect to see temporary lane closures on Park Avenue, going both directions, between 39th and 40th Streets. For more details, please view the DOT flyer here. (last updated January 27, 2020)
    • 40th Street – 49th Street
    • Gas upgrade work on East 44th Street: Because of Con Edison work to upgrade gas service in the area, East 44th Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues will be subject to potential limited street parking, temporary lane closures, and noise on Saturdays and Sundays, between 10 AM and 6 PM, between February 9th and May 31st. (last updated February 10, 2020)
    • Crane operations on East 46th Street: Because of crane operation, East 46th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues will be closed from 5 AM to 3 PM on Saturdays and from 9 AM to 6 PM Sundays through April 5th. (last updated February 21, 2020)
    • 50th Street – 59th Street
    • Crane operation on East 50th Street: Because of crane operation, East 50th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues will be closed from 8 AM to 6 PM on Saturdays and from 9 AM to 6 PM on Sundays between April 4th and May 3rd. (last updated March 27, 2020)
    • Crane operation on East 56th Street: Because of crane operation, East 56th Street between 3rd and 2nd Avenues will be closed from 8 AM to 6 PM on March 28th and from 9 AM to 6 PM on March 29th. (last updated March 24, 2020)
    • Crane operation on East 58th Street: Because of crane operation, East 58th Street between 3rd Avenue and Lexington Avenue will be closed from 10 PM to 6 AM nightly between March 23rd and March 31st. (last updated March 5, 2020)