If you're a New Yorker you already know about the traffic woes every year during the last week of September due to the United Nations General Assembly. This year, traffic confusion and street closures will double because Pope Francis is visting New York City. 

Beginning on Friday, Sept. 24 at midnight and running through Sunday, Sept. 26, the New York Police Department will be closing a series of streets throughout the city to motor traffic  making it extremely difficult to get around town by car. 

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Here is the long list of street closures starting on Sept. 24 during Pope Francis' visit to New York City. Be sure to plan ahead.

Starting around midnight, the following streets near St. Patrick's Cathedral will be closed to traffic until 9 p.m.:

  • 50th Street from Madison Avenue to Fifth Avenue
  • 51st Street from Madison Avenue to Fifth Avenue

At roughly 3 a.m.. the following streets will be closed to vehicular traffic until 6 a.m.:

  • Fifth Avenue from 47th Street to 55th Street
  • 48th Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 49th Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 50th Street from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue, and will remain closed until 9 p.m.
  • 51st Street from Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue, and will remain closed until 9 p.m.
  • 52nd Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 53rd Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 54th Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 55th Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue

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At 6 a.m. the following streets will be reopened until 10 a.m:

  • Fifth Avenue from 47th Street to 55th Street
  • 48th Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 49th Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 52nd Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 53rd Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 54th Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 55th Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue

 Starting at roughly 10 a.m. the following streets will be closed to motor traffic until 9 p.m.:

  • 5th Avenue from 47th Street to 55th Street
  • 48th Street through 55th   Street will be closed from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 49th Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 50th Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 51st Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 52nd Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 53rd Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 54th Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue
  • 55th Street from Madison Avenue to Sixth Avenue

Beginning at 2 p.m. the following streets will be closed until 9 p.m.:

  • Madison Avenue from 47th Street to 57th Street

On Thursday the FDR Drive will be subject to intermittent closures:

  • Southbound at 63rd Street
  • Northbound at South Ferry

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Beginning at approximately 8 a.m. the following street close to the Papal Nuncio’s Residence will be closed to motor traffic until Saturday, Sept. 26 at approximately 10 a.m.:

  • 72nd   Street from Madison Ave. to 5th Avenue

Beginning at approximately 3 p.m. the following street near the Papal Nuncio’s Residence will be closed to vehicular traffic until Saturday, Sept. 26 at approximately 10 a.m.:

  • 71st Street from Madison Ave. to 5th Avenue

Please note: Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:

  • Madison Ave. from 69th Street to 74th Street while Pope Francis is in residence 

Additional intermittent closures/managed access to vehicular traffic close to the Papal Nuncio’s Residence include:

  • 5th Avenue to from 74th Street to 71st Street
  • 70th Street from Park Avenue to 5th Avenue
  • 71st Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 72nd Street from Park Avenue to Madison Avenue
  • 73rd Street from Madison Avenue to 5thAvenue
  • Madison Ave. from 69th Street to 73rd Street (two western lanes closed)

 

Beginning at approximately 10 p.m. the following streets in the vicinity of the Papal Nuncio’s Residence will be closed to vehicular traffic until 6 a.m.:

  • 71st Street from Park Ave. to 5th Avenue
  • 72nd Street from Park Ave. to 5th Avenue
  • 73rd Street from Park Ave. to 5th Avenue
  • Madison Ave. from 70th Street to 73rd Street 

 Please note: Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:

  • 5th Ave. from 74th Street to 71st Street
  • Madison Ave. from 69th Street to 74th Street

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 25TH

The following streets near the United Nations will continue to be closed for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to vehicular traffic:

1st Avenue from 42nd Street to 48th Street. The tunnel underpass from 41st Street to 48th Street will remain open for passenger cars. Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access until the end of the day’s session.

  • 43rd Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 44th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 45th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue
  • 46th Street from 1st Avenue to 2nd Avenue

 The following will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at approximately 5:00 a.m.:

  • 42nd Street from the FDR Drive to 2nd Avenue
  • 42nd Street Exit and Entrance Ramps of the FDR Drive 

These areas will reopen each evening after the day’s session.

Beginning at approximately midnight the following streets in the vicinity of the 9-11 Memorial will be closed to vehicular traffic until approximately 1 p.m.:

  • Liberty Street from Trinity Place to Greenwich Street
  • Cedar Street from Trinity Place to Greenwich Street

Beginning at approximately 11 a.m. the following streets in the vicinity of the 9-11 Memorial will be closed to vehicular traffic until approximately 1 p.m.:

  • Northbound on West Street from Battery Place to Murray Street

 Additional intermittent closures/managed access to vehicular traffic in the vicinity of the 9-11 Memorial includes:

  • Southbound on West Street from Chambers Street to Albany Street

 Trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:

  • Southbound on West Street from Chambers Street to Albany Street

 Beginning at approximately midnight the following streets in the vicinity of the Our Lady Queen of Angels School will be closed to vehicular traffic until approximately 6 p.m.:

  • 112th Street from 2nd Avenue to 3rd Avenue
  • 113th Street Cul-de-sac

Please note: Starting at approximately 3 p.m. trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:

  • 2nd Avenue between 106th Street to 116thStreet
  • 3rd Avenue between 106th Street to 116thStreet

Beginning at approximately midnight the following streets in the vicinity of Central Park will be closed to vehicular traffic until approximately 7 p.m.:

  • Central Park West between Columbus Circle and West 81st Street
  • W 61st Street between Central Park West and Broadway             
  • W 62nd Street between Central Park West and Broadway
  • W 63rd Street between Central Park West and Broadway
  • W 64th Street between Central Park West and Broadway
  • W 65th Street between Central Park West and Broadway
  • W 66th Street between Central Park West and Broadway
  • W 67th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • W 68th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • W 69th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • W 70th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • W 71st Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • W 72nd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • W 73rd Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • W 74th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • W 75th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • W 76th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue
  • W 77th Street between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue

Beginning at approximately midnight the following streets in the vicinity of Madison Square Garden will be closed to vehicular traffic until approximately midnight:

  • 31st Street from 7th Avenue to 9th Avenue 
  • 33rd Street from 7th Avenue to 9th Avenue

Beginning at approximately noon the following streets in the vicinity of Madison Square Garden will have intermittent closures/managed access to vehicular traffic:

  • 31st Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue - managed access
  • 32nd Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue - managed access 
  • 33rd Street from 6th Avenue to 7th Avenue-   managed access 
  • 7th Avenue from 30th   Street to 34th Street - two western lanes closed
  • 8th Avenue from 31st   Street to 33rd Street – one lane only/intermittent closures

Please note: Starting at approximately noon trucks and other large vehicles will not be able to access:

  • 7th Avenue from 30th Street to 34th Street 
  • 8th Avenue from 30th Street to 34th Street 

 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th, 2015

 The FDR Drive will be subject to intermittent closures:

  • Southbound at 63rd Street
  • Northbound at South Ferry

According to the New York Police Department, there may be additional clousures.