Press Release Article


Date: Apr 27, 2018
Press Release Number: 72-2018

Beginning 12:01a.m Saturday, April 28 until 10 a.m. Sunday, April 29, Exit 6 on the Grand Central Parkway (GCP) westbound will be closed due to construction at LaGuardia Airport. Travelers must use Exit 5 for access to Terminal B and 94th Street, and follow detour signs via Runway Drive to LaGuardia Access Road. This closure is necessary for the construction of a new flyover roadway over the GCP.

Customers traveling to and from LGA are urged to leave additional time due to the roadway changes during the period of closure. It will have no effect on GCP’s Exit 5 or Exit 7. Drivers heading to Delta’s Terminals C and D will continue to use Exit 7, looping on to the internal airport roadway leading only to those terminals.

The Port Authority is deploying Variable Message Signs on the GCP, and also has secured the use of NYSDOT signs to alert drivers to the exit changes, as well as radio and digital ads and eAlerts to subscribers. In addition, the Port Authority operates an on-site Traffic Command Center at LaGuardia that monitors traffic conditions and deploys staff and resources where necessary.

Airport traffic conditions are regularly updated and communicated via subscription to, on Facebook or @LGAairport on Twitter. Updates are also available with tips and the latest information available on parking, mass transit and ground transportation alternatives.

Parking information, availability, promotions and reservations can be made online at or by telephone at 888-250-8277.

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