Earlier this afternoon, MTA New York City Transit issued a press release via e-mail to talk about bus reroutes that will take place over the next two days. The reroutes are due to the installation of Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan as the 10th Archbishop of New York. Here are the details:
Ceremonies surrounding the installation of Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan as the 10th Archbishop of New York will take place on Tuesday, April 14 and Wednesday, April 15, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral located on Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Streets. To avoid congestion, these buses will be rerouted in the area on both days: M1, M2, M3, M4, M5 and Q32. All express and MTA bus routes in the area are also subject to reroutes. Bus stops on Fifth Avenue may be bypassed and buses may be rerouted to Lexington Avenue.
From approximately 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and from 9:30 a.m. until 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday, M2, M3 and M5 bus operators will bypass the bus stop located on Fifth Avenue at 50th Street. In the evening between 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Tuesday and between 1:15 p.m. and 1:45 p.m. on Wednesday, all Fifth Avenue bus routes (M1, M2, M3, M4, M5 and Q32) will divert from Fifth Avenue to Lexington Avenue between 57th Street and 42nd Street. These detours are subject to change due to the availability of streets and the size of crowds.
Please look for bus stop posters and listen to bus operators’ announcements for the latest NYC Transit bus stop information. Bus and subway customers should give themselves extra time for traveling and consult www.mta.info for the latest Service Alerts on bus detours and subway service.
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