Reduced to a Single Lane for Nearly Two Weeks

Traffic Restricted Again for the Endless Helix Repair Project

Updated 7 weeks ago

The Helix Repair Project, originally expected to end in June, expanded into July when unanticipated damages were found in process, is now expected to accent August with new traffic jams as a cut back to a single lane is scheduled to limit access and egress, on short notice, starting Monday, August 6th.

In June, traffic congestion related to helix repairs contributed to a minor accident.
In June, traffic congestion related to helix repairs contributed to a minor accident.
© David Stone / Roosevelt Island Daily

Due to remaining installation items on the Helix ramp project, vehicle traffic will be restricted to one lane Aug 6 -18 (except Sundays) from 5:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. No tractor trailers or oversize vehicles will be allowed passage during those hours. Flag persons will be on-site to assist with traffic flow, RIOC said in an announcement on Friday.

"They are putting up the railings and installing some expansion joints," a representative tells The Daily. "The bonding material requires total dry weather. Or the pours will fail."

If the weather cooperates, the work may be completed sooner, as the contractor has built in bad weather considerations. 

Traffic Restricted Again for the Endless Helix Repair Project
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