QUEENS — The hectic area around the Queens Center Mall will become even more congested during an upcoming closure of Queens Boulevard this month.
The busy, six-lane thoroughfare between 57th Avenue in Elmhurst and 62nd Drive in Rego Park will close in both directions from Friday, Aug. 19, at 11 p.m. through Monday, Aug. 22, at 5 a.m. in order to fix the Woodhaven Boulevard Bridge, according to the Department of Transportation.
“The necessary repairs will require the full closure of Queens Boulevard’s main roadway,” the DOT said in a statement.
All traffic on the boulevard will be directed to service roads, which will remain open, according to the agency. Parking will be restricted.
The busy stretch, which runs beneath the Long Island Expressway, features numerous bus stops, including the Q11, Q21, Q29, Q38, Q53, Q60 and Q88, which may also be affected by the flow of traffic.
Single-lane closures on eastbound Queens Boulevard will begin at Grand Avenue, and on westbound Queens Boulevard at Junction Boulevard, according to the DOT.
The exit ramp from the westbound Long Island Expressway to Queens Boulevard will also be closed.