Transit Sam, Week of Jan. 23, 2013


The traffic dominoes will fall this week, affecting streets in Lower Manhattan. Construction at the Lincoln Tunnel will send droves of drivers to the Holland Tunnel. All New York-bound lanes of the Lincoln Tunnel helix (the spiral approach road to the tunnel) will be closed overnight 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. Wednesday evening through Friday morning. All Jersey-bound lanes of the helix will be closed 10:30 p.m. Wednesday evening to 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

On the Brooklyn Bridge, all Manhattan-bound lanes are closed overnight 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday. This will affect the Battery Tunnel and the Manhattan Bridge.

Chinatown’s Community Youth Parade will close sidewalks and curb lanes 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday on Canal St. between Baxter and Mott Sts. and Bowery between Division and Madison Sts. Also avoid Mott, Elizabeth, Mulberry and Pell Sts. that day.

On West St., Route 9A, the left northbound lane will be closed between Canal and Barrow Sts. overnight 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Due to ongoing construction, Leonard St. between Church St. and West Broadway will be closed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. Westbound drivers should take White St. two blocks north of Leonard St. Also, Broad St. will be closed between South William and Beaver Sts. from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. Follow detour signs.

Ann St. will be closed between Park Row and Nassau St. from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sat., Jan. 26 and Sun., Jan. 27. Eastbound drivers can use Spruce, John or Liberty Sts. East 5th St. between Avenues A and B will also be closed 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Questions about parking or traffic? Email me at transitsam@downtownexpress.com. My 2013 parking calendar with Gridlock Alert Days and Summons Alert Days is available at www.gridlocksam.com.