Skip to comments.Fourth of July Holiday Travel and Fireworks Advisory - NYC
Posted on 06/30/2004 12:42:35 AM PDT by Dont Mention the War
Tuesday, June 29, 2004
Fourth of July Holiday Travel and Fireworks Advisory
Alternate Side Parking regulations and parking meter rules will be suspended on Sunday, July 4 and Monday, July 5. The HOV 3 lanes along the Long Island Expressway into the Midtown Tunnel will not operate on Monday, July 5. The Gowanus/Prospect Expressway HOV 3 lanes will be in effect on Monday, July 5. HOV lanes are not applicable on Sundays.
The FDR Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic for the fireworks display from 2:00 pm on Sunday to 2:00 am from the Battery Park underpass to the Brooklyn Bridge and from Houston Street to 63rd Street. Pedestrian-only access to the FDR Drive will be at the following locations: Old Slip and Water Street; Pearl Street and Frankfort Street; Houston Street; 6th Street and 10th Street; 14th Street; 20th Street; 23rd Street; 25th Street; 38th Street and 42nd Street; 48th Street; 49th Street and 53rd Street. Note: Handicapped viewing is at 34th Street and the FDR Drive.
Pedestrians will not be allowed on the Queensboro, Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, but the roadways will be open to traffic. Traffic entering Manhattan from the Queensboro Bridge should proceed north on 1st Avenue or south on 2nd Avenue. Note: the Williamsburg Bridge does not provide viewing of the fireworks.
The Staten Island Ferry will run a half-hour service on Sunday, July 4 from 9 a.m. until midnight, with the exception of a full closure during the fireworks display. The last trips departing from both terminals before the fireworks will be 7:30 p.m. on Sunday night. Ferry service will be suspended from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. on the Whitehall side and from 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on the Staten Island side. On Monday, July 5, the Staten Island Ferry will run on a holiday schedule - half-hour service from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
This information is available on the DOT web site at http://www.nyc.gov/dot
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