The Upper West Side is flowing in new directions this week. Or rather, the traffic is.
On 60th Street between Columbus and West End, traffic is now only westbound — it used to run east. The street also got new lane marking after previously being bare.
On 62nd Street, where a water main project is finally complete, the street is once again two-way between Columbus and Amsterdam. Jonathan sent the photo below and predicted it “should improve traffic flow in the neighborhood.”
The city says the changes will calm traffic and streamline traffic flow.
This month DOT will:
🚙Reverse traffic flow on W60th St btn Columbus & West End Ave to one-way westbound
↔️Convert W62nd St btn Columbus & Amsterdam Ave to two-way travel, & install new lane markings
🚗Install lane markings on W 60th St btn Broadway and Amsterdam Ave pic.twitter.com/TWaDI3vdQS
— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) August 20, 2018