TRAFFIC ALERT: Sunday: NYC 5 Boro Bike Tour to Shut Lower Level Verrazano Bridge, Other Major Roads

The TD Five Boro Bike Tour, the nation’s largest charitable bike ride, returns to New York City on Sunday, with an estimated 32,000 cyclists set to cruise across the Big Apple.

The event will take place on Sunday, May 1, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The 40-mile tour spans the city’s five boroughs, beginning in Lower Manhattan and traveling north into the Bronx, before heading to Queens, Brooklyn and, ultimately, crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and concluding in St. George near the Staten Island Ferry.

To accommodate the final leg of the tour, the Department of Transportation has announced that the following Staten Island streets will be closed on Sunday, at the discretion of the NYPD.
  • Bay Street, between New York Avenue and Hylan Boulevard
  • Hylan Boulevard, between Bay Street and Edgewater Street
  • Edgewater Street/Front Street, between Hylan Boulevard and Hannah Street
  • Hannah Street, between Front Street and Bay Street
  • Bay Street, between Hannah Street and Richmond Terrace
  • Richmond Terrace, between Bay Street and Nicholas Street
  • Wall Street, between Richmond Terrace and Dead End
  • The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed on Sunday from 12:01 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the entirety of the event.

Other closings at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge include:

  • The Gowanus/Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE) westbound approach (I-278 West) to the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • One Brooklyn-bound lane on the Lower Level from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Bay Street exit from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The 92nd Street entrance ramp to the Staten Island-bound lower level from approximately 12:01 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Belt Parkway entrance ramp to the Staten Island-bound Lower Level from approximately 12:01 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • The Lily Pond Avenue exit from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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