Thursday, March 24, 2022

FDR closure alert: City removing last section of the Delancey Street footbridge Sunday morning

The remaining section of the Delancey Street footbridge over the FDR is coming down starting at midnight on Sunday. The FDR will be shut down in both directions until at least 10 a.m. 

Here's info from the latest Project Area 1 Construction notice:
On Sunday, March 27, 2022, 12:01 a.m. – 10 a.m. Delancey Street Pedestrian Bridge removal activities will necessitate overnight work and full closure of the FDR Drive northbound and southbound between Exit 2 (Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan Civic Center) and Exit 5 (E. Houston Street, Williamsburg Bridge). Vehicles should follow all posted signs and instruction from Traffic Enforcement Agents while detour is in effect.
Workers began dismantling the bridge in late January ... as part of the $1.45 billion East Side Coastal Resiliency Project. The city will build a new Delancey Street Bridge in the years ahead. 

And starting on April 4, workers are expected to close part of Corlears Hook Park, where up to 50 trees are said to be coming down. 

Activists are planning a "General Assembly" at Corlears Hook Park Saturday afternoon at 2. Find more info here.


Anonymous said...

I love how they time this so-called “climate resiliency” project for maximum convenience to drivers. The people who live nearby? Not so much. Hope the city is at least doing some lead paint abatement and mitigation.

Anonymous said...

I'm still confused about why Corlear's Hook Park has anything to do with this nonsense at the shoreline.

Anonymous said...

Cmon @4:15 - "drivers" is everyone, we all rely on the FDR, it's a major part of the city. Grow up.