West Street is one of several downtown streets with limited access on the morning of 9-11
The ceremony commemorating the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks is scheduled for Wednesday, September 11th, from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m., with visitors arriving around 7 a.m. and welcome to remain on the site until approximately 8 p.m. The memorial service will take place within the World Trade Center (WTC) site, and the city has already implemented a construction embargo for the immediate area.
Additionally, more street closures and parking restrictions will be in effect.
PARKING RESTRICTIONS - The following streets will not have access to parking:
- Liberty and Cedar Streets between Broadway and Greenwich Street
- Greenwich Street between Liberty and Edgar Streets
- Albany and Carlisle Streets between West and Greenwich Streets
- Trinity Place between Liberty and Morris Streets
- Vesey, Fulton, Dey, Cortlandt, Liberty, and Cedar Streets between Church Street and Broadway
STREET CLOSURES - The following streets will be closed to traffic from 12:01 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.; pedestrian access will be very limited:
- Liberty, Cedar, and Thames Streets between Greenwich Street and Trinity Place
- Greenwich Street between Liberty and Carlisle Streets
- Albany Street between West and Greenwich Streets
- Washington Street between Liberty and Carlisle Streets
- Vesey Street between Church Street and Broadway
West Street will remain open to vehicular and pedestrian traffic. However, trucks will not be permitted northbound on West Street from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Vesey Street. Trucks will be diverted from the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to Trinity Place/Church Street to travel north. Church Street/Trinity Place and Broadway also will remain open.
The Liberty Street pedestrian bridge will be closed from 7 to 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 11th. To cross West Street, pedestrians will be directed north to cross at the Vesey Street pedestrian bridge, or south to cross at Albany Street.
Subway service and entrances also will likely be affected by annual 9/11 events. Check for the latest New York City Transit (NYCT) updates at www.mta.info, under "Planned Service Changes" for travel information. Visitors also can sign up for free email and text message alerts. Trip-planning information also is available at 718-330-1234 daily from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
The Port Authority's PATH train service will be maintained to and from the WTC station. (Read about PATH advisories here).