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City To Widen Sidewalks on 7th Ave. While Closing 2 Broadway Blocks to Cars

(DNAINFO)  Maya Rajamani | May 24, 2017 — The city is planning to widen congested sidewalks for pedestrians walking between Penn Station and Times Square, while closing a pair of busy blocks to vehicular traffic this summer.

The Department of Transportation plans to install 10-foot sidewalk extensions and bus-boarding islands along the sidewalk on the west side of Seventh Avenue, between West 34th and 42nd streets, by spring 2018, a spokeswoman said Tuesday.

Additionally, the agency plans to close the blocks of Broadway between West 40th and 39th streets, as well as between West 37th and 36th streets, for two-and-a-half-months this summer.

Source: City To Widen Sidewalks on 7th Ave. While Closing 2 Broadway Blocks to Cars – Midtown – DNAinfo New York