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
    • Holiday Gridlock Alert Days: In November and December, there are numerous days designated as Gridlock Alert Days. On these days, people are encouraged to walk, bike, or take public transit whenever possible, and driving in Midtown is expected to take twice as long as it does on a typical day of the week. The following days in November and December are Gridlock Alert Days: Friday, November 22; Wednesday, November 27; Friday, December 6; Wednesday, December 11; Thursday, December 12; Friday, December 13; Wednesday, December 18; Thursday, December 19; and Friday, December 20. Please visit nyc.gov/gridlockalert to learn more. (last updated November 14, 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)
    • 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 Fourth 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 November 12, 2019)
    • 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 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 November 4, 2019)
    • Murray Hill Neighborhood Festival: Because of the Murray Hill Neighborhood Festival, Lexington Avenue between 34th and 42nd Streets will be closed from 10 AM to 6 PM on Sunday, November 17th. (last updated November 15, 2019)
    • Sidewalk Construction at the Morgan Library: The north side of 36th Street sidewalk is being repaired and part of it will be closed off for the next three months. The south side of the street will remain open. Until Wednesday, November 27, the left lane of 36th Street will also be closed due to these renovations. (last updated November 15, 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, masonry, replacement of damaged bricks, replacement of any loose material, and clearing away some of the weedy growth on the Queens Midtown Tunnel’s Manhattan side. The current stage of rehabilitation work encompasses the Tunnel Exit Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), from East 37th Street to East 41st Street. Work will occur between 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM, unless otherwise noted. The work will require a single north-bound lane to close for the current block being worked on. The work will be going on through December or early next year, depending on progress. (last updated October 22, 2019)
    • 40th Street – 49th Street
    • Con Edison work on East 46th Street: Because of the installation of Con Edison vaults, East 46th Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue will be closed from 10 AM to 2 PM on either Saturday, November 16 or Sunday, November 17. (last updated November 13, 2019)
    • 50th Street – 59th Street
    • 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)