DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan today officially announced that work on new pedestrian spaces at Times and Herald Squares — the "Green Light for Midtown" pilot program — will enter a new phase this Sunday night, when auto traffic will be re-routed to Seventh Avenue. From the DOT press release:
"Green Light for Midtown will make the street work like it should,"
said Commissioner Sadik-Khan. "For the first time ever, standard grid
intersections will be reconnected in this notoriously gridlocked part
of the City, creating major traffic flow improvements on 6th and 7th
While much has been made of the plan’s expected "major traffic flow improvements," most New Yorkers will enjoy the project for its three-plus acres of car-free space.
Construction is expected to take three months, though a series of public events will be held in the interim.
We’ll have more later.