THRU Streets

THRU Streets are designed to reduce traffic congestion, increase pedestrian safety, and improve travel time in Midtown Manhattan. During the peak weekday hours of 10 AM to 6 PM, motorists are not allowed to make most turns off the following nine crosstown streets between 3rd and 6th Avenues:
  • 36th Street
  • 37th Street
  • 45th Street
  • 46th Street
  • 49th Street
  • 50th Street
  • 53rd Street
  • 54th Street
  • 60th Street

Turns are permitted onto Park Avenue in both directions. This exception does not apply to 45th Street, which does not have access to Park Avenue.

Traffic signs identify turning restrictions and related regulations.