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Work on Harlem River Drive Ramp Rescheduled for Next Weekend Due to Snow

By Carolina Pichardo | January 22, 2016 3:57pm | Updated on January 25, 2016 8:52am
 The work will start at 12:01 a.m. on Sat., Jan 30, and continue until 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1.
The work will start at 12:01 a.m. on Sat., Jan 30, and continue until 5 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 1.
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WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Road closures slated for portions of the Harlem River Drive Ramp as part of rehab work have been postponed until next weekend due to the snowstorm, officials said.

The work, which was originally set to take place this Saturday and Sunday, was rescheduled to Saturday, Jan. 30, at 12:01 a.m. through 5 a.m. Monday, Feb. 1, the Department of Transportation said.

The closure on the ramp, also known as the Trans-Manhattan Expressway, continues on the rehabilitation work from last weekend, officials said. Three lanes were closed last week along the ramp on Route 1/I-95, between the George Washington Bridge and the Alexander Hamilton Bridge, which connects the expressway to Harlem River Drive.

During the next period of work, only one lane will be available to drivers, officials said.

The southbound lane will be completely closed and traffic will be rerouted, according to the DOT. For northbound traffic, one lane will be available on the southbound side with access to Amsterdam Avenue and the George Washington Bridge.

Officials suggested that drivers heading southbound from the George Washington Bridge use the southbound Henry Hudson Parkway to head into Manhattan. Drivers can also continue east over the Alexander Hamilton Bridge to the southbound Major Deegan Expressway and use the Macombs Dam, Madison Avenue or Third Avenue bridges to get back onto the Harlem River Drive. 

The DOT said it will install message signs and traffic control agents to direct traffic to alternate routes.