Fort Washington Ave. Closed, Oct. 25, 6AM-6PM

October 15, 2014

In order to accommodate a mechanical equipmen delivery, Fort Washington Avenue will be closed between 165th and 168th streets on Saturday, October 25, from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. During this time, street parking on Fort Washington Avenue will be unavailable. Pedestrian traffic along Fort Washington Avenue will be diverted to the west side of the sidewalk.


  • Full pedestrian access to Milstein driveway/Main Entrance, Harkness, Eye Institute and Irving Pavilion will be maintained at all times.
  • Full access to the Emergency Room will be maintained at all times through the Broadway and 168th Street intersection.
  • Thru vehicle traffic on Fort Washington Avenue between 165th Street and 168th Street will be diverted to Broadway.
  • Emergency vehicle access will be maintained between 165th Street and Milstein Driveway. (South entrance only)
  • Emergency exits located in Eye Institute, Harkness, Milstein and Irving Pavilion will not be affected.
  • Thru pedestrian traffic between 168th Street and Milstein Drive way will be stopped during each lift. (Approx. 15 min)
  • There will be a partial sidewalk closure on east side of Fort Washington Avenue; pedestrian traffic will be diverted to west side of the sidewalk.
  • CUMC Loading dock will NOT be accessible for deliveries or pickups on Saturday, October 25 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Flag men and temporary barricades will be provided at each street intersection to direct traffic accordingly.

For questions or concerns about the upcoming street closure, please contact Fernando Bedoya, senior project manager, at 646-678-0548 or


Capital Project Management