Grand Street Traffic Jam

Clinton Street Access to Williamsburg Bridge to be Restricted During L Train Shutdown

Posted October 29, 2018 at 5:00 am

The Department of Transportation this month announced that Clinton Street access to the Williamsburg Bridge will be significantly reduced during the dreaded L-Train Shutdown, beginning next spring. According to the city agency, this chokepoint – the subject of outspoken neighborhood complaints for years – will be restricted to drivers during the HOV-3 hours (5:00am to […]

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DOT to Install ‘Directional Signage’ to Combat Congestion at Grand and Clinton Streets

Posted May 11, 2018 at 5:00 am

Pressure from the community and elected officials is starting to pay off, it seems. Department of Transportation announced in a letter that it is addressing concerns about the traffic bottleneck at Grand and Clinton Streets. As previously reported, several Democratic district leaders last month penned a letter to Commissioner Polly Trottenberg urging immediate action. Elected […]

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District Leaders Urge DOT Chair to Better Address Traffic Bottleneck at Grand and Clinton

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

The bottleneck blues continues at the junction of Grand and Clinton Streets. Being a major access point to the Williamsburg Bridge from the FDR, this spot perennially attracts a line of cars that usually snakes eastward for blocks. The addition of Essex Crossing in the immediate vicinity (residential and commercial) doesn’t help matters, either. Ongoing […]

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Town Hall Tonight to Discuss Grand Street Traffic Bottleneck at Williamsburg Bridge Approach

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

Tonight, Lower East Side residents can vocalize their displeasure about the ongoing nightmare known as the Grand and Clinton Street traffic jam. A Town Hall forum has been orchestrated by the Grand Street Democrats to raise awareness and solutions to City officials surrounding what’s becoming an increasingly dangerous quality-of-life issue for those living in the […]

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82-Year-Old Man Hit by Cement Truck While Crossing Chrystie Street Yesterday

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:04 pm

An 82-year-old man was run down on Chrystie Street (near Rivington) yesterday afternoon by a southbound cement truck. He was reportedly walking eastward with his walker – toward Sara D. Roosevelt Park – when the unidentified 48-year-old truck driver hit him. The elderly victim was taken to Bellevue hospital in critical condition, according to DNAinfo. […]

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As Promised, City Stations 2 Traffic Agents at Problematic Grand Street Intersection

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:05 pm

Here’s some election year politics at its best. Host a mayoral town hall (for District 1), then satisfy a few voters in the immediate aftermath. One Grand Street resident, frustrated with the lack of attention to the traffic bottlenecks on Grand Street, demanded that the administration act to change the status quo. He asked Mayor […]

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There is a Petition to Close Clinton Street Approach to the Williamsburg Bridge

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:05 pm

When the decision was made by Department of Transportation to open a new entrance to the Williamsburg Bridge via Clinton Street a few years ago – it was in response to the tragic death of Dashane Santana on Delancey in 2012 – bottlenecks began instantly, and backed up to the FDR. It created a situation […]

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It’s Time to End the ‘Cauldron of Honking Horns’ at Clinton and Grand Streets [Guest Post]

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:05 pm

The following guest post was written by Matt Marello, a resident of the Seward Park Co-op, who is fed up with the ongoing traffic bottleneck at Grand and Clinton Streets. There once was a quiet, peaceful neighborhood on the Lower East Side, where birds sang, children played, and the elderly could cross the street without being […]

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Westbound Traffic on Grand Street is Closed Until November 2015 for Water Main Work

Last modified May 10, 2018 at 10:06 pm

Grand Street on our side of the Bowery is fucked for the next ten months. At least. Back in mid-September, the capital works project to replace a trunk water main beneath Grand Street finally crossed the Bowery. Thus began the second phase of traffic headaches and quality-of-life nuisances. Construction vehicles and supplies have flooded the […]

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