Staten Island march traffic and transit advisory

August 23, 2014

Staten Island march traffic and transit advisory

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NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The NYPD and the MTA have announced road and transit changes for Staten Island that will be in effect on Saturday, August 23, 2014, due to the scheduled We Will Not Go Back March and Rally in honor of Eric Garner, the Staten Island man who died during an arrest.

NYPD: STREET CLOSURES

The following streets will be closed from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Drivers are advised to avoid these areas between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

• Bay Street from Hannah Street to Richmond Terrace

• Little Bay Street from Victory Boulevard to Bay Street

• Victory Boulevard from Jersey Street to Bay Street

• St. Mark's Place from Victory Boulevard to Hyatt Street

• Stuyvesant Place from Bay Street to Wall Street

• Schuyler Street from Stuyvesant Place to Richmond Terrace

• Richmond Terrace from Bay Street to Westervelt Avenue

• Wall Street from St. Mark's Place to Richmond Terrace

• Hamilton Avenue from Richmond Terrace to Stuyvesant Place

MTA: TRANSIT ADVISORY

Staten Island Railway

Staten Island Railway (SIR) normally operates every 30 minutes on Saturdays. SIR will supplement normal service with an additional shuttle train operating between Old Town Station and St George Terminal. The shuttle train will operate every 15 minutes. Additional personnel will be assigned to assist customers at Old Town Station, Grasmere Station, Tompkinsville Station, and St George Station. Signage to advise customers of the additional SIR service will be posted at the Whitehall Ferry Terminal in Manhattan, St. George Ferry Terminal and in SIR train cars.

Additional subway personnel will also be dispatched in Brooklyn and Lower Manhattan as march participants travel to and from the march staging areas.

Buses

Several bus routes will be impacted by street closures as a result of the planned march. The S74 and S76 will terminate at Old Town Rd where customers can transfer to SIR for service to St. George. The S78 will detour and stop at Old Town Rd. in order to allow customers to transfer for SIR service and then will continue along its regular route and terminate at Narrows Rd South.

The S40, S44, S46, S48, S61, and S62 will terminate at Broadway/Clove Rd. where customers can board shuttle buses for service to the Old Town Station and transfer to SIR.

The S51 and S52 will detour and stop at Old Town Rd. in order to allow customers to transfer for SIR service and then will continue along their regulars route and terminate at Hylan Blvd/Clove Rd.

The S53, S79, X1, X10, and X17 will run their normal routes across the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.

Check service updates at www.mta.info

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