Widespread Street & Bridge Closures For NYC Marathon Tomorrow (Sunday)

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marathon.jpgThere will be extensive street and bridge closings along the route of tomorrows NYC Marathon. Motorists please note: any vehicles parked on the Marathon route are subject to towing and relocation by NYPD. If your vehicle is towed, please contact the local police precinct for information on its relocation.

Bridge Closures
Note: These are approximate times of closures on November 4.

Verrazano Bridge: The upper level in both directions will be closed from midnight to noon. The lower level westbound to Staten Island will be closed from 7:00 am to noon. The lower level Brooklyn-bound only will be closed from 7:00 am to 11:00 am. No pedestrians are allowed on the bridge.

Pulaski Bridge: The entire bridge will be closed from 8:30 am to 2:50 pm.

Queensboro Bridge: The lower level will be closed from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. The upper level will be open for cars and buses. No trucks will be allowed on the bridge. The exit ramp to 60th Street will be closed from midnight to 3:30 pm.

Willis Avenue Bridge: The entire bridge will be closed from 5:00 am to 4:45 pm.

Madison Avenue Bridge: The entire bridge will be closed from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.

Street Closures
Streets along the Marathon route will be closed approximately one and one-half hours prior to the scheduled arrival of the lead female runner and will reopen approximately one hour after the arrival of the last runner.

On Staten Island, the Staten Island Expressway Bay Street exit will be closed from 5:00 am to noon with all traffic diverted to Clove Road. School Road between Tompkins and Bay Street and Bay Street between Fingerboard Road and School Road (Fort Wadsworth) will be closed from 5:00 am to noon.

In Brooklyn, Fourth Avenue will be closed from 7:45 am to 1:20 pm. Expect delays at Belt Parkway exits between 7:00 am and 1:20 pm.

In Manhattan, First Avenue will be closed from 8:40 am to 4:20 pm. Fifth Avenue will be closed from 8:50 am to 5:20 pm. Central Park South will be closed from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Central Park West will be closed from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. 72nd Street between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West will be closed from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. The Central Park Transverse Roads at 79th Street, 86th Street and 96th Street will be closed to vehicles from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. The 65th Street Transverse Road will be open to buses only, but no buses will be allowed to cross 5th Avenue during the race. The Central Park Drives (East, West and Central) will be closed.

The FDR Drive northbound exit ramp to the Willis Avenue Bridge will be closed from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. There will be intermittent closures on the FDR Drive at exits between 63rd Street and 125th Street.

In the Bronx, the Major Deegan Expressway’s exit to the Willis Avenue Bridge will be closed from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.