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Street closures due to the Thanksgiving Day Parade

Traffic alert from Eyewitness News
November 22, 2011 4:55:43 PM PST
The New York City Police Department announced the following street closures and related information concerning the Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday, November 24th, 2011. Because heavy traffic is expected in the area all week, mass transit is strongly recommended.

Beginning at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, November 23th, 81st Street and 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic. The balloon inflation can be viewed by pedestrians from 3 p.m. until 10 p.m. on 81st Street and 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue.

Pedestrians are advised to enter the viewing area from the West side of Columbus Avenue at 79th Street. After 10 p.m., 81st Street and 77th Street from Central Park West to Columbus Avenue as well as Central Park West from 59th Street to 86th Street will be closed to all traffic. "Broadcast vehicles only" may park beginning at 10:00 a.m. on the west side of Central Park West from West 77th Street to West 81st Street. All Broadcast Vehicles must be off Central Park West by 11:30 p.m.

THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24th

Formation for the parade will begin at 8 a.m. at the following locations:
-West 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
-West 81st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
-Central Park West between West 77th and 86th Streets

The parade will begin at 9 a.m. from Central Park West and 77th Street and proceed on the following route:
-South on Central Park West to Columbus Circle
-South through E/S Columbus Circle to 59th Street
-East on 59th Street to 7th Avenue
-South on 7th Avenue to 42nd Street
-East on 42nd Street to 6th Avenue
-South on 6th Avenue to 34th Street
-West on 34th Street to 7th Avenue
-North on 7th Avenue (dispersal area)

Additional closures are as follows:
-Broadway between 34th Street and 38th Street - Midnight to 1 p.m.
-7th Avenue from West 34th Street to West 42nd Street - 2 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
-34th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue - 10 p.m. (Wed) to 5 p.m.
-59th Street E/B between 7th Avenue and Central Park West ? 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-59th Street W/B between 5th Avenue and Central Park West ? 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-35th Street between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue - 2 a.m. to 4 p.m.
-36th Street between 6th Avenue and 8th Avenue - 2 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-37th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue - 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-38th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue - 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-8th Avenue between 34th Street and 40th Street - 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
-Broadway between 38th Street and 59th Street - 4 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
-33rd Street between 7th Avenue and 10th Avenue - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-39th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-40th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue - 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-Central Park 65th Street/66th Street Transverse Roads 7 a.m. until conclusion

Please note: From 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:
-6th Avenue between 43rd and 59th Street
-8th Avenue between 44th and 58th Street
-Broadway between 49th and 57th Street
-49th, 50th, and 57th Street between 6th and 8th Avenue

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