UN General Assembly to snag traffic all week, as Obama delivers address on Tuesday
President Barack Obama and world leaders will convene at the U.N. General Assembly Monday morning, jamming up traffic in midtown east.
Obama, attending his fifth G.A. as president, will arrive Monday afternoon as the assembly kicks off its first day. In an address Tuesday morning he’s expected to speak on Syria and chemical weapons, Iran’s nuclear program, Mideast peace talks and more.
Traffic in the area will be bogged down from Monday until Friday.
Here’s what to know:
-- The following streets will be closed to car traffic:
-- First Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street (The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open to passenger cars.)
-- 44th, 45th and 46th streets from First Avenue to Second Avenue
-- 46th Street from First Avenue to Second Avenue
-- 49th Street from Third Avenue to Lexington Avenue
The following streets will have one traffic lane dedicated to emergency vehicles for the duration of the General Assembly:
-- 42nd Street from First Avenue to Fifth Avenue
-- 57th Street from Second Avenue to Fifth Avenue
-- Second Avenue from 41st Street to 57th Street
The following will be closed to car traffic starting at 5 a.m.:
-- 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to Second Avenue
-- The 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive
*There will also be intermittent closures in the area bounded by East 60th Street on the north, East 34th Street on the south, 1st Avenue on the east, 3rd Avenue on the west.