Sunday's 10th anniversary memorial service of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will prompt street closures and subway entrance closures in lower Manhattan this weekend, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said Thursday.
The northbound lanes of West Street between Battery Place and Murray Street will close Saturday at 12:01 a.m., MTA spokeswoman Deirdre Parker said in a statement. The southbound lanes of West Street between Murray Street and Battery Place will close Sunday at 5 a.m.
The MTA did not say when West Street would reopen, referring questions to the city, which did not immediately provide information.
On Sunday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m., all streets from Battery Place to Vesey Street between the west side of Broadway and the east side of West Street will be closed. The following New York City Transit bus routes will be diverted: M5, M20, M22, X1 and X10.
NYC Transit said it has been asked to close all subway staircases on Church Street at Park Place, Barclay Street and Vesey Street from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Sunday. Subways will bypass the Cortlandt Street R station in both directions during that time.
The subway staircases on Church Street at Chambers, Warren and Murray streets will remain open, as will the staircases at the east end of Park Place on Broadway.
Long Island Rail Road spokesman Sam Zambuto said the railroad will operate regular weekend service both Saturday and Sunday.
With Alfonso A. Castillo