Changes to Grand Central Parkway Westbound at Exit 4

Changes to Grand Central Parkway Westbound at Exit 4

On July 31st the DOT is implementing changes on Exit 4 of the Grand Central Parkway, which will now be configured as two lanes. The rightmost lane will be exit only, with the adjacent lane providing the option to exit or to continue on the GCP. Drivers approaching the eastbound BQE from Astoria Boulevard will now be required to stop and merge onto the BQE.This is a pilot program meant to reduce congestion on the westbound Grand Central Parkway.

GCP Diagram and Signing Plan; courtesy of NYSDOT

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Clare Doyle is a graduate of the M.A. program in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Studies as well as a B.A. in Archaeology and History from University Dublin, Ireland. She has worked for 30 years in library reference publishing in New York. Clare is the Vice President of Green Shores NYC, a non-profit group that advocates for a cleaner, greener and more connected waterfront in Astoria and Long Island City