Today was the first full day of the 3rd avenue exit closure before the Whitestone Bridge and guess what. No major traffic back ups to 20th avenue and beyond (I feel like Buzz Lightyear) , as was the gloom and doom doctor of cb 7 trying to sell us. Enough of Dr. Gloom and Doom from now on I swear.
Anyway, there is traffic back up to 20th avenue or the Throgs Neck Bridge if coming from the other direction..
What has changed is the safety and improved Quality of Life for the residents of 5th avenue. It is not taking longer to get home, as a matter of fact, several of our neighbors have reported that getting off the Cross Island Parkway exit as more efficient.
We will keep you posted.