Press Releases

Press Release #06-16

Contact: Kay Sarlin (212) 442-7033
Craig Chin

Demolition of Cypress Hills Cemetery Road East and West Bridges Requires Full Closure of the Jackie Robinson Parkway

Over the weekend of March 17–20, the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) will demolish the Cypress Hills Cemetery Road East and West Bridges over the Jackie Robinson Parkway (JRP). In order to perform this work, the Jackie Robinson Parkway will be closed eastbound from Exit 1 (Jamaica Avenue-Pennsylvania Avenue) to Exit 4 (Forest Park Drive) and westbound from Exit 4 (Forest Park Drive) to Exit 2 (Cypress Avenue-Vermont Place). Motorists are advised to use alternate routes. Traffic Enforcement Agents will be stationed at critical intersections to maintain a safe flow of traffic and Variable Message Signs will be placed along major highways and local streets to alert motorists of the closure and alternate routes. The following detours, ramp closures, directional changes and parking restrictions will be in effect from 10:00 pm Friday, March 17 through 5:00 am Monday, March 20.