Does this East Broadway Traffic Pattern Change Alleviate Bridge Congestion?

Posted on: October 16th, 2019 at 5:01 am by

As part of the effort to address the logjam to the Williamsburg Bridge, there was a previous update to the traffic pattern near the Lower East Side on-ramp.

Motorists can no longer turn onto Clinton Street from East Broadway during nighttime hours. New signs have been in place beside the signals.

But has this simple adjustment help?

For the better part of a decade, the intersection of Grand and Clinton has been a bottleneck for outbound cars. Oftentimes backing up to the FDR. One Seward Park Co-op resident nicknamed the dilemma  a “cauldron of honking.”

The congestion topic is a hot-button issue addressed briefly each year without much to show for it. At least there are traffic agents posted to this junction, even if their placement is of questionable value…

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