U.N. Street Closures

September 23, 2008 2:14:39 PM PDT
The New York City Police Department announced the following street closures and anticipated traffic delays relating to the United Nations General Assembly. The United Nations is located at 1st Avenue and 42nd Street. The use of public transportation for the duration of the General Assembly is highly encouraged.STREET CLOSURES

For the first week of the United Nations General Assembly, the following streets will be completely closed to traffic beginning Saturday, September 20th at 7 a.m. until 11: 59 p.m. Thursday, September 25th:

  • 49th Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue
  • 50th Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue

    Please note: Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:

  • Park Avenue from 48th Street to 52nd Street
  • Lexington Avenue 48th Street to 52nd Street

    TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2008

    The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open passenger cars but will be subject to intermittent closures. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue

    On Tuesday the FDR DRIVE will remain open, but at various times throughout the morning and early evening the FDR DRIVE will be subject to single vehicle traffic lane at:

  • Southbound at 53rd Street
  • Northbound at 34th Street

    The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:

  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

    Please note: These areas will reopen each evening after the day's session

    Additional intermittent closures to vehicular traffic for Tuesday beginning at 7 a.m. include:

  • 50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue
  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street
  • Lexington Avenue from 48th Street to 57th Street (morning)
  • Park Avenue from 48th Street to 52nd Street (evening)

    WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2008

    The following streets in the vicinity of the United Nations will continued to be closed to vehicular traffic:

  • 1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48 Street will remain open passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access.
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 49th Street from 3rd Avenue to Lexington Avenue

    On Wednesday the FDR DRIVE will subject to intermittent closures:

  • Southbound at 63rd Street
  • Northbound at South Ferry

    The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:

  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • The 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
  • These areas will reopen each evening after the day's session

    Additional intermittent closures to vehicular traffic for Wednesday beginning at 7 a.m. include:

  • Park Avenue from 50th Street to 68th Street

    For the duration of the General Assembly, drivers should expect closures in different areas of the city related to security and increased motorcade traffic. Traffic in the vicinity of hotels and the U.N. will be especially heavy. This information may be subject to change.


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