So today they closed the third avenue exit.
What was usually 107 cars an hour (as per DOT study) was a mere TOTAL of 25 cars for the ENTIRE DAY!
There was no "major back up all the way past 20th avenue or the Throgs Neck Bridge" as predicted by Doom and Gloom master community board 7 head.
As a matter of fact, traffic was lighter than normal for a Monday.
I have a feeling that this will continue to be the case.
As for the residents of 5th avenue who have been fighting since 1997, when DOT ILLEGALLY extended a concrete divider , in effect limiting cars from the option of turning onto 6th avenue (an option that was available from 1939 to 1997). I say to you ENJOY this reprieve and keep up the pressure. Something needs to be done and you will get it done.
Enjoy for now and Good Luck in your quest for Quality of Life and Safety.