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United Nations General Assembly gridlock alert

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President Barack Obama and world leaders are gathering this week for the United Nations General Assembly. There are street closures in effect and frozen zones which will likely cause major traffic tie-ups.

The following street closure information is provided by the NYPD:

The following streets will be completely closed to traffic beginning Monday, September 23rd at 10 a.m. until approximately 10 p.m. Tuesday, September 24th :

· 49th Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue

· 50th Street from Lexington Avenue to Park Avenue

Park Avenue from 48th Street to 52nd Street

· Lexington Avenue 48th Street to 52nd Street

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd, 2013

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

· 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue

· 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue

· 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street

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 until the end of each day's session.

44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

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.

On Monday the FDR DRIVE will subject to intermittent closures:

Southbound at 63rd Street

Northbound at South Ferry

Additional intermittent closures to vehicular traffic for Monday include:

50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue

1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th, 2013

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 until the end of each day's session.

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

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

· 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue

· 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue

· 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th 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.

On Tuesday the FDR DRIVE will subject to intermittent closures:

Southbound at 63rd Street

Northbound at South Ferry

Additional intermittent closures to vehicular traffic for Tuesday include:

50th Street from Park Avenue to 1st Avenue

1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 50th Street

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th, 2013

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 until the end of each day's session.

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

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

· 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue

· 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue

· 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th 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

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2013

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

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

· 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue

· 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue

· 2nd Avenue from 42nd Street to 57th 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

The 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

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

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 27th, 2013

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

The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:

· 42nd Street from 1st Avenue to 5th Avenue

· 57th Street from 2nd Avenue to 5th Avenue

· 2nd Avenue from 41st Street to 57th 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

The 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive

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



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