AAA Travel projects 34.8 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Memorial Day holiday weekend, a 0.9 percent decrease from the 35.1 million people who traveled last year.
The $25.6 million project at the busy intersection of Routes 347 and 112 at Port Jefferson Station is designed to improve traffic flow and safety.
Police said a 2003 silver Nissan Altima was speeding and heading east on the Williamsburg Bridge in the outer traffic lane when it lost control near the eastbound B.Q.E. interchange.
New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan calls the congestion between the bridge and the FDR Drive “the Brooklyn Bridge Squeeze.”
A new report ranked New York City as having the highest commute time in the country.
New York is among the most congested cities in America and one of its highways the worst road for traffic in the country, according to a new study.
Police said a SUV collided with a tractor-trailer on a service road, went through a cement barrier and plunged about 15 to 20 feet onto I-280.
One tube of the tunnel was shut down at 2 a.m. on Saturday and will reopen on Monday at 5 a.m. The same closure will take effect again next weekend so repairs can be made.
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute released a report Tuesday that found Americans are adapting to road congestion by allowing, on average, an hour to make a trip that would take 20 minutes without traffic.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the restored 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. traffic pattern will provide relief for inbound commuters coming from Long Island and Queens into Manhattan.
Earlier, both the express and local lanes of the turnpike were shut down in both directions around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, just west of the George Washington Bridge.
In a press conference Sunday afternoon, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the carpooling regulations put in place after Superstorm Sandy will not go back into effect for the work week.
“Although, if the city is so clogged the way it was last Wednesday where even emergency vehicles couldn’t get around we will reinstitute these,” Bloomberg said. “They did make a very big difference. Even though they do impact and inconvenience a lot of people, safety once again is the most powerful thing and the most important thing to us.”
Vehicles entering Manhattan by the four East River bridges and the Lincoln Tunnel must have three or more passengers on Thursday and Friday between 6 a.m. and midnight.
For the first time since 2007, the number of traffic-related fatalities in New York City has risen.
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