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Traffic events and issues

West 45th Street blocked today July 27

If you’re sitting in a car waiting to turn left onto 45th Street, today isn’t your day.


For the next few hours, the street will be blocked off (at 8th Avenue) due to Verizon work being done at the intersection of 9th and 45th. They’re in the process of bringing FIOS into the building 359 W. 45th St. (but unfortunately, not for the other buildings that still lack the cable/phone service).Estimates of when the street will re-open range from Noon to 3 PM. Delivery vehicles are being allowed onto the street, but they must back out again at 8th Avenue.

This comes just as the Con Ed work is starting to get underway. While that construction will be on the sidewalks, materials and support vehicles will be on the street, and backhoes will be on both the street and sidewalk.

If that’s not enough, we lost a large branch on the tree in front of 359 W. 45th., most likely due to the storms. However the rest of the tree appears to be all right. The Parks Department is being notified.

West 45th Street Closed this Saturday and maybe Sunday

If you haven’t seen the posted notice (see below), West 45th Street will be closed this Saturday and maybe Sunday, July 7th and 8th. The rigging company tells us they expect the lifting of the “AT&T Cabinet” to the roof of The Camelot (301 W. 45th St.) will take no more than 4-5 hours on Saturday morning. The closure notice extends to Sunday just in case they need the extra time. They tell us that any emergency vehicles will be able to get through.

Public Notice

Please be advised that on July 7-8, 2012, from 8 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, and from 9 AM to 6 PM on Sunday, West 45th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues will be closed to vehicular traffic due to a crane operation at 301 West 45th St. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Galasso Trucking & Rigging, Inc.