NY MARATHON

What are the New York City road & street closures for the 2021 NY Marathon?

The New York Marathon is grueling not just for those running it but also for those who need to travel around the city. Here are the roads to avoid.

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What are the New York City road & street closures for the 2021 NY marathon?

The New York Marathon is difficult to run, but it is also quite a challenge to avoid it if you want to move around the city. You must be aware which roads are closed to be able to plan alternative routes.

Runners will be in full force on Sunday, November 7, especially after the 2020 race was cancelled due to covid-19. The New York Marathon goes off in waves, starting at 8:00 a.m.

The 26.2-mile course is completely off-limits to vehicular traffic during the race. Below is a list of roads, streets, and bridges that will be closed and the times that they will be blocked. All five New York boroughs will be affected by one of the biggest events in the city for the month of November.

In case you are curious about how to qualify for the marathon or want to join it someday, here are the requirements you need to meet.

Keep in mind that there will be sweep buses that follow the race course at a pace of a six-and-a-half-hour marathon. This is around 15 minutes each mile after the beginning of the final wave. Once the sweep buses have passed, and city authorities consider it safe, the streets and bridges will reopen to vehicles.

 

New York City Marathon road closures

  • Verrazzano–Narrows Bridge—Upper level: midnight to 3pm
  • Verrazzano–Narrows Bridge—Lower level Staten Island-bound: 7am to 3pm
  • Verrazzano–Narrows Bridge—Lower level Brooklyn-bound: 7pm to 3pm
  • Verrazzano–Narrows Bridge—Midpoint: midnight to 3pm
  • Verrazzano–Narrows Bridge—Exit to 92nd Street: midnight to 3pm
  • 4th Avenue and 82nd Street: 7:15am to 12:35pm
  • 74th Street, before 6th Avenue: 7:15am to 12:35pm
  • 4th Avenue and 80th Street: 7:15am to 12:35pm
  • Bay Ridge Parkway and 6th Avenue: 7:15am to 12:35pm
  • 4th Avenue and 63rd Street: 7:25 am to 12:50pm
  • 4th Avenue and 43rd Street: 7:25am to 1:05pm
  • 4th Avenue and 22nd Street: 7:25am to 1:20pm
  • 4th Avenue and 18th Street: 7:25am to 1:25pm
  • 4th Avenue and 3rd Street: 8am to 1:35pm
  • Flatbush Avenue and Lafayette Avenue: 8am to 1:50pm
  • Lafayette and Classon avenues: 8am to 2:05pm
  • Bedford Avenue and Kosciuszko Street: 8am to 2:10pm
  • Bedford Avenue between Wallabout Street and Lynch Street: 7:35am to 2:20pm
  • Bedford Avenue and South 3rd Street: 7:35am to 2:35pm
  • Manhattan Avenue past Bedford Avenue: 7:45am to 2:50pm
  • Manhattan Avenue before Greenpoint Avenue: 7:45am to 2:55pm
  • McGuiness Boulevard, approaching Pulaski Bridge: 8am to 3:15pm
  • 10th Street and 44th Drive: 8:30am to 3:29pm
  • Queensboro Bridge—Lower level Queens side: 7am to 3:15 or 3:45pm
  • Queensboro Bridge—Lower level midspan: 7am to 3:15 to 3:45pm
  • Queensboro Bridge—Lower level Manhattan side: 7am to 3:15 to 3:45pm
  • 1st Avenue and 77th Street: 8:45am to 4:17pm
  • 1st Avenue and 97th Street: 8:45am to 4:33pm
  • 1st Avenue between 109th and 110th Streets: 8:45am to 4:42pm
  • 1st Avenue and 117th Street: 8:45am to 5:30pm
  • Willis Avenue Bridge: 8:45am to 5pm
  • 35th Street just west of Willis Avenue: 8:30am to 5:05pm
  • Madison Avenue Bridge: 8:30am to 5pm
  • Madison Avenue Bridge and West 138th Street: 8:30am to 5:20pm
  • 5th Avenue and 125th Street: 9am to 5:32pm
  • Mount Morris Parkway and 122nd Street: 9am to 5:37 pm
  • 5th Avenue and 103rd Street: 9am to 5:53pm
  • Central Park East Drive and 84th Street: CLOSED
  • Central Park East Drive and 68th Street: CLOSED
  • Central Park East Drive and 65th Street: CLOSED
  • Central Park South - 59th Street from 5th Avenue to Columbus Circle: 9am to 6:15pm
  • Central Park West Drive and 62nd Street: CLOSED
  • Central Park West Drive and 67th Street: CLOSED