Friday, May 2, 2014

76th Precinct Sunday Traffic Alert

Our officers at the local 76th precinct just shared this bit of traffic news for all to be aware of this weekend.

Please be advised that traffic in our area will be affected by following two separate events this weekend, both on Sunday, May 4, 2014:

1. Five Borough Bike Tour - Cyclists will be travelling throughout all five boroughs causing Street and Highway closures.  In our area, Atlantic Avenue, between the BQEEastbound Entrance ramps and the dead end at the Brooklyn Bridge Park andColumbia Street, between Atlantic Avenue and Congress Street will be closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic from approximately 8:00 am, through 3:30 pm.

2. Court Street Festival - Court Street, between Union Street and W. 9th Streetwill be closed to vehicular traffic for the street fair from approximately 8:00 am, through 8:00 pmto accommodate set-up and clean-up.  Additionally, all side streets leading into the festival route on Court Street, from Smith Street and from Clinton Street, will be closed to vehicular traffic.  The B57 Bus that runs southbound on Court Street will be re-routed via a left turn off Court Street onto Union Street, a right turn onto 3rd Avenue, a right turn onto W. 9th Street, a left turn back onto Court Street and then will continue onto it's regular route.  It will make all the corresponding stops along 3rd Avenue. 

Please plan ahead accordingly and allow extra time if you intend on drivingthis Sunday in the affected areas.

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