Part of the FDR will close Sunday night

July 30, 2011 5:15:44 PM PDT
The New York City Department of Transportation advises motorists that a section of the FDR Drive will be closed to traffic from 2 a.m. to 7 a.m. Sunday, July 31 to facilitate the crane removal of the pedestrian bridge which crosses the Drive at East 78th Street.

During those hours, the northbound FDR Drive will be closed to traffic from East 61st to East 96th streets and the southbound FDR Drive will be closed from East 116th to East 74th streets.

Motorists are urged to plan ahead and use alternate routes as early as Saturday night as one- and two-lane closures in the area will begin at 11 p.m.

The posted detour route is as follows from the southbound FDR Drive:

Exit at East 116th Street and use Second Avenue to East 74th Street, then York Avenue to rejoin the FDR Drive at East 73rd Street.

The posted detour route is as follows from the northbound FDR Drive:

Exit at East 61st Street and use First Avenue to rejoin the FDR Drive at East 96th Street.