City closing Broadway, cross streets this week

Pedestrians walk past a stage being set-up on Pedestrians walk past a stage being set-up on Super Bowl Boulevard on Broadway. To celebrate Super Bowl XLVIII, a series of football-themed experiences that will take over Times Square the week before the big game. (Jan. 26, 2016) Photo Credit: Charles Eckert

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Street closures and serious traffic jams are expected this week because of the Super Bowl, the New York City Department of Transportation said. Broadway is closed to vehicle traffic between West 34th and West 47th streets through Sunday.

Beginning tomorrow and lasting through Sunday, West 41st Street will be partly closed between Sixth and Seventh avenues from 9 a.m. to midnight.

On Sunday, which is game day, drivers also can expect limited access on 49th Street, 53rd Street, 57th Street, the westbound lanes of 42nd Street, and Ninth Avenue between West 34th and 65th streets.

Other areas that will likely be impacted by increased traffic this week include Bryant Park, Radio City Music Hall, Piers 40, 86 and 88, and the Sheraton Hotel at 52nd Street.

There will be limited access in and around the Lincoln Tunnel on Sunday, so motorists should use alternate routes. The DOT also is encouraging the use of public transit, including NYC Transit, NJ Transit, PATH, Amtrak, Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road.

Taxis and other for-hire vehicles won't be able to access MetLife Stadium, according to the DOT.

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Additional closure and parking restriction information is available online at nyc.gov/dot.

-- amNEWYORK

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