Select days in December are designated Gridlock Alert Days, as traffic volumes increase with holiday shopping and travel, as well as special event street closures. Drivers can expect that travel through Manhattan will take three times as long as a typical day of the week on the following days:

  • Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Wednesday, December 11, 2019
  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Wednesday, December 18, 2019
  • Thursday, December 19, 2019
  • Friday, December 20, 2019

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