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Street Closures Planned in Lower Manhattan for 9/11 Ceremony

By Julie Shapiro on September 10, 2012 8:00pm 

The blocks marked in red will be closed to vehicular traffic and will have limited pedestrian access Sept. 11, 2012.
The blocks marked in red will be closed to vehicular traffic and will have limited pedestrian access Sept. 11, 2012.
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New York City

LOWER MANHATTAN — The city is shutting down many streets near the World Trade Center Tuesday during ceremonies to mark the 11th anniversary of 9/11. 

Streets that will be closed to traffic, with limited pedestrian access, from midnight to 5 p.m. Tuesday include Liberty, Cedar and Thames streets between Greenwich Street and Trinity Place; Greenwich Street and Washington Street between Liberty and Carlisle streets; Albany Street between West and Greenwich streets; and Vesey Street between Church Street and Broadway.

There will be no parking on those streets or on Liberty and Cedar streets between Broadway and Greenwich Street; Greenwich Street between Liberty and Edgar streets; Albany and Carlisle streets between West and Greenwich streets; Trinity Place between Liberty and Cedar streets; and Vesey, Fulton, Dey, Cortlandt, Liberty and Cedar streets between Church Street and Broadway.

The Liberty Street pedestrian bridge will be closed from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, but the Vesey Street bridge and the street level crossing at Albany and West streets will remain open.

West Street, Church Street and Trinity Place will remain open to traffic, but northbound trucks will not be allowed on West Street between the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel and Vesey Street.

All residents and workers traveling near the World Trade Center Tuesday morning should carry identification to ensure they can get where they want to go, the city said.

For more information, visit the city's website.

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