The Department of Transportation (DOT) will begin the 2009 phase of the Park drives resurfacing project next week. They plan to mill and pave Central Park South and the East Drive from 60th Street to 110th Street between Monday, July 13 and mid-September.

DOT crews will mill sections of the roadway each Monday and Tuesday night. They will then pave each Wednesday and Thursday night. Paving may continue on Friday nights in cases of inclement weather. All sections of rough road will be paved by Saturday mornings at 3:30 am at the latest.

The tentative schedule follows.

Week 1 – Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 17

Central Park South between 5th Avenue and 8th Avenue and Grand Army Plaza

Weeks 2, 3, 4 – Monday, July 20 – Friday, August 7

The East Drive between 72nd Street and 60th Street – Crews will work south from 72nd Street

Week 5 Until Completion – Monday, August 10 – mid-September

The East Drive between 72nd Street and 110th Street – Crews will work north from 72nd Street

There will be rough road on sections of the East Drive on weekdays this summer season. Please proceed with caution.