To Battle Congestion, de Blasio Announces Stepped-Up Enforcement Of ‘Don’t Block...

To Battle Congestion, de Blasio Announces Stepped-Up Enforcement Of ‘Don’t Block The Box’

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that the NYC DOT and the NYPD had prepared enhancements to 50 key intersections where block- the-box violations will now be aggressively enforced.

“Late last year, we announced a series of initiatives designed to address congestion issues around New York City, a symptom of the city’s record population and economic vitality,” said Mayor de Blasio. “Blocking the box is one area where focused NYPD enforcement can and will make a big difference to keep traffic moving around hotspots in every borough.”

“Today, DOT and NYPD are bringing back “don’t block the box” to 50 busy intersections around the City,” said DOT Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. “We know traffic can be frustrating, but blocking the box just causes gridlock for everybody — bus riders, pedestrians, cyclists and your fellow motorists. Please be courteous and safe — and don’t block the box.”

As part of Clear Intersections, DOT has installed special markings and/or updated signage at key intersections (see list below) to make drivers aware of the restrictions. The City chose intersections along major routes leading to river crossings, highway on-ramps, and commercial centers. NYPD will increase enforcement at these locations to keep traffic moving, hiring an additional 50 uniformed officers to enforce block-the-box violations.

Clear Intersections will be in effect at the following locations:

Manhattan

  1. Broadway & West 57 Street
  2. Dyer Avenue & West 41 Street
  3. Fort Washington Avenue & West 165 Street
  4. 3 Avenue & East 36 Street
  5. Broadway & Spring Street
  6. Delancey Street & Bowery
  7. Delancey Street & Allen Street
  8. 9 Avenue & West 207 Street
  9. 10 Avenue & West 40 Street
  10. West Side Highway (9A)/12 AV &
    West 51 Street
  11. Broadway & Canal Street
  12. Canal Street & Centre Street
  13. Delancey Street & Essex Street
  14. Hudson Street & Beach Street/Ericsson Place
  15. 3 Avenue & East 57 Street
  16. 3 Avenue & East 58 Street
  17. 3 Avenue & East 59 Street
  18. 3 Avenue & East 35 Street
  19. 6 Avenue & Watts Street
  20. 10 Avenue & West 41 Street
  21. Broadway and Broome Street
  22. Broadway and Chambers Street
  23. Broadway & West 66 Street
  24. Amsterdam Avenue & 181 Street
  25. Canal Street & West Broadway
  26. Hudson Street & Laight Street
  27. Hudson Street & Vestry Street

Queens

  1. Queens Boulevard & Skillman Avenue
  2. Northern Boulevard & Queens Boulevard
  3. Queens Boulevard & Roosevelt Avenue
  4. Astoria Boulevard & 31 Street
  5. 21 Street & 49 Avenue
  6. Laurel Hill Boulevard & 65 Place
  7. Queens Midtown Expressway *N S/R & Grand Avenue
  8. Main Street & Roosevelt Avenue
  9. 71 Avenue & Austin Street
  10. 37 Avenue & 138 Street
  11. Metropolitan Avenue & 60 Street
  12. Queens Plaza South (SR) & 28 Street.

 

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