The New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) has initiated the rehabilitation of the W. 79th Street Rotunda Complex and Bridge over Amtrak. As a result, traffic will be shifted intermittently between May 31st to June 24th, 2022, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in order to conduct utility work on W. 79th Street west of Riverside Drive. At least one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times.
Lane closed on W. 79th Street between Riverside Drive and
Henry Hudson Parkway
May 31 to June 24,2022, Hours: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Normal traffic patterns will resume at 3:30 p.m.
Contact Kaitlin Magee at 347-322-5719 or RenewingTheRotunda@gmail.com with questions.
Hopefully there will be more and better access off the Highway as well as the Avenues.
Will the temporary curb extensions on Riverside and 79th ever be made permanent? There has been beige painted gravel and a few bent plastic bollards there for as long as I can remember. I really hope the plan is to extend the actual sidewalk into the temporary extensions during this rotunda update.
I’m sure they will keep bicyclist’s utmost safety at priority when designing the new bike route. They always do.
Free to be you and me!
Why ride a bicycle, above all for recreation, where there are evident risks? And, painful as it may be, why not walk it for a few blocks to possibly reduce the risks?
Or is that against some kind of code?
And, by the way, that would be the ideal solution for many pedestrian-bicyclist conflicts: When there is congestion or danger, WALK YOUR BIKES! No god-given right “to pedal no matter what!”
In fact, that needs to be the rule, similar in import to yield signs: WALK THEM!
This is exactly the kind of unhinged and uninformed comments I come here for. +1 for the all caps. Thank you!
Why drive your car where there are evident risks? Maybe you should get out and walk instead.
All in favor of walking, taking the bus, or riding the subway in Manhattan! Thank you! (And only a fool drives a private car from one destination to another another within Manhattan when all three of the above modes are available.)
What about people who commute to the UWS from transit deserts and don’t want to deal with multiple transfers or poor service when they have to get off the 1/2/3. The UWS is privileged to have these trains, problem is once you have to transfer to something else. That’s why the anti-car agenda is harmful. MTA and NJ Transit doesn’t care about the riding public.
Under normal circumstances, it has always been extremely dangerous to ride through the rotary and under the highway. This was made more dangerous 3 years ago when the bike lane was redirected away from the river and to the rotary. Now especially, bicyclists need to be dissuaded from attempting to leave the bike path to enter the rotary in order to get to Riverside and 79th. A couple cones don’t do the job. And, those bicyclists attempting to go from 79th/Riverside to the river also need to be redirected. If nothing is done, bicyclists will die here this summer.
Wouldn’t it be nice if there was one comprehensive plan to fix the park including this and the tunnel and drainage problems further north, all managed centrally and efficiently under one authority? At least this is getting fixed.
Anything replacing the Boat Basin Cafe? I guess that comes only after the rehab is done. Sucks that it’s just empty now.
Any updates on the boat basin dockhouse? i wish they thought out the big picture of the whole area; like how the different elements ( the rotunda, the cafe and the dockhouse) would all look together. Would the dockhouse look like an after-thought, if it sticking out like a sore thumb in the promenade?