Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that on Monday morning, March 28, 2016, following the rush hour period, at approximately 9:30 a.m., traffic on the portion of West 53rd Street between Avenue C and Broadway will reverse direction. Effective at that time, traffic on West 53rd Street between Avenue C and Broadway will be restored to its traditional eastbound direction. Once again, effective Monday morning, March 28, vehicles should be driving from west to east, from Avenue C towards Broadway, on the portion of West 53rd Street between Avenue C and Broadway.
Signage will be changed to assist drivers with this change in traffic direction on that portion of West 53rd Street. Police officers will be on hand to maintain safety on 53rd Street during the week of March 28. Drivers and pedestrians in the area should proceed carefully to allow everyone on the street to adjust safely to the changing traffic pattern.
For a temporary period lasting from November 2015 to March 2016, traffic on West 53rd Street between Broadway and Avenue C was running from east to west as a result of construction activity at the New Jersey Turnpike’s 14A interchange. Due to progress in that construction, the traditional west-to-east traffic flow on West 53rd Street between Avenue C and Broadway is being restored, effective Monday morning, March 28.