Transit Sam, Week of Dec. 4, 2013

Wednesday is a Gridlock Alert Day for the Rock Center Tree Lighting! Residual delays will creep Downtown as Fifth and Sixth Aves. close between 48th and 52nd Sts. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., as do all crosstown streets between 48th and 52nd Sts. between Fifth and Sixth Aves.

One tube of the Hugh L. Carey (Brooklyn Battery) Tunnel will close 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Two-way traffic will run in the other tube. Expect delays in the tunnel and on West St., as well as at the inbound Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

The Jets play the Raiders 1 p.m. Sunday at MetLife Stadium. Fan traffic to and from the game will clog up the Lincoln Tunnel, sending drivers down to the Holland. Expect slowdowns before and after the game.

All Manhattan-bound lanes of the Brooklyn Bridge will close 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Thursday, Monday, and Tuesday nights, as well as midnight Friday to 7 a.m. Saturday and midnight Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. With the Battery Tunnel closure, this will make for slow inbound travel overnight as most drivers detour to the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges, and onto Canal and Delancey Sts.

In the Holland Tunnel, one New-York bound lane will close 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights. That means slow going into Lower Manhattan, and on Canal St. too.

On West St./Route 9A, one lane will close in each direction between West Thames and Vesey Sts. 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights. The same closure will repeat 10 p.m. Friday night to 5 a.m. Saturday.

No F service in either direction between Jay St-MetroTech in Brooklyn and West 4 St. 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights. Shuttle buses will run between Broadway-Lafayette and East Broadway; take the D between West 4 St and Broadway-Lafayette.

Maiden Lane will close between Broadway and Nassau St. 11 p.m. Friday to 8 p.m. Saturday. During the same hours, Liberty Pl. will close between Maiden Lane and Liberty St., and only one lane of Broadway will be open between John and Liberty Sts.

Washington St. will close intermittently between Laight and Hubert Sts. between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily through Mon., Dec. 16. At the end of each workday, one lane will reopen.

Con-Ed storm repairs mean partial street closures on the following streets: Dover St. between Water and Front Sts., parts of Hanover, Wall, John, and Gold Sts., as well as Beaver St. east of New St. Closures will take place 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday.

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