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Astoria Blvd and Hoyt Avenue Closings

We received a reminder from Howie Levine of the MTA that Astoria Blvd station will close for nine months beginning on March 17 at 10pm.

While the official closure starts on March 17, the entire Astoria line, including Astoria Blvd, will be closed for station work that weekend beginning on March 16 at 3:45am, as previously emailed.

Additionally, below are the currently scheduled weekends when the intersection of Astoria Blvd and Hoyt Avenue South will be closed for work on Astoria Blvd station. As previously discussed, there will be traffic enforcement agents directing traffic around the intersection, as well as signage alerting drivers during and ahead of these weekends.

Dates of the weekend detours:

  • Weekend of March 30
  • Weekend of April 6
  • Weekend of April 13
  • Weekend of April 20
  • Weekend of April 27
  • Weekend of May 4
  • Weekend of May 11
  • Weekend of May 18
  • Weekend of May 25
  • Weekend of June 1
  • Weekend of June 8
  • Weekend of June 15
  • Weekend of June 22
  • Weekend of June 29

For further information, including a map of traffic circulation when the intersection is closed, can be found on the MTA’s  dedicated webpage, which is regularly updated. Please share the webpage widely and reach out with any questions. There may be additional weekend closures later in the year. All dates are subject to change.


Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.

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