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Times Square Alliance Transformation Project Update:
Reconstruction of Times Square Phase III, Scope and Impact

At a meeting held on Thursday, April 30, LiRo Engineers, the City’s consulting construction engineers presented the scope and impact of Phase III of the Times Square Transformation Project, including traffic impacts and proposed mitigation. You can find the full presentation here and below are answers to the most pressing questions.

What is the scope of the Phase III construction?
Phase III will consist of the completion of the 45-46 Broadway Pedestrian Plaza, installation of the granite benches on all plazas and 7th Avenue sidewalk work.

When will Phase III construction begin?
Phase III construction will occur in several stages (timelines are suggested and not final):

  • May – September 2015: 7th Avenue Reconstruction between West 44th Street & West 47th Streets along the west sidewalks
  • August – October 2015: 7th Avenue Reconstruction between West 44th & West 47th Streets and 7th Avenue between West 42nd & West 44th Streets
  • Scheduled for 2016: 7th Avenue Reconstruction between West 44th & West 47th Streets and West 42nd and West 44th Streets along the east sidewalks. Paving of the 45th to 46th Street Plaza. Completion of the 46th to 47th Street Plaza.

What are the main traffic disruptions associated with the Phase III work?
Right turns will be restricted to West 45th and West 43rd Street but will not occur all at once. Only ONE turn at a time will be restricted to ease traffic flow.

How will this affect the deliveries to my business?
During the period of turn restrictions, vehicles desiring to access 45th Street or 43rd Street from 7th to 8th Avenue will need to do so from an avenue east of 7th Avenue such as 5th or 6th Avenue 

How will this affect the foot traffic into my business?
Sidewalks and sidewalk bridges will be maintained at all times. If the sidewalk in front of your business is being redone, the contractor will maintain access to your establishment by way of a sidewalk ramp.

For more information or to speak with the City’s Community Construction Liaison, please contact Karen Flores at timessquareccl@gmail.com or Tom Harris, SVP of Operations at the Times Square Alliance at tharris@timessquarenyc.org or (212) 452-5216


Weekly Construction Schedule as of 5/26/15:
Day work, Monday-Friday, 7:00 am-3:30 pm

LOCATION

WORK

IMPACT

Broadway between W. 45th St. & W. 46th St. (plaza)

Grade and place base concrete; Modify construction area in preparation for Taste of Times Square event

Pedestrian/building access will be maintained.

Broadway between W. 44th St. & W. 45th St. (plaza)

Place concrete pavers

Pedestrian/building access will be maintained.

W. 46th St. & Broadway (south side)

Excavate & place granite curb and pedestrian ramps

Pedestrian/building access will be maintained.

7th Ave. between W. 46th St. and W. 47th St.

Remove and replace MTA grates

Pedestrian/building access will be maintained.


Night work, Monday-Friday, 10:00 pm-7:00 am

7th Ave. between W. 45th St. & W. 46th St.

Place concrete pavers

Pedestrian/building access will be maintained.

7th Ave. @ W. 44th St. (south west corner)

Place catch basin and chute connection

Pedestrian/building access will be maintained.

7th Ave. between W. 46th St. & W. 47th St. Excavate & sheet 15" sewer. Pedestrian/building access will be maintained.
7th Ave. between W. 45th St. & W.46th St. Excavate and remove trolley tracks Pedestrian/building access will be maintained.


**NOTE: Due to unforeseen conditions it may become necessary to change some scheduled work locations and operations.