Major Changes Coming To 14th Street Starting July 1

MTA Bus
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By WCBS Newsradio 880

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Starting July 1, the city will ban private cars from most of 14th Street in Manhattan in an effort to speed up bus service while repairs are made on the L train.

Only buses and trucks will be allowed on 14th Street between Third and Ninth avenues. The restrictions will be in place every day from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

14th St #BetterBuses transit & truck priority pilot project begins July 1:*6AM-10PM: Buses & trucks only btn 9th Ave & 3rd Ave- Vehicles may load/unload, drop-off/pick-up but *must* turn right at next right turn.*10PM-6AM: All vehicles may make thru trips along the corridor pic.twitter.com/bZ26JsEwU3

— NYC DOT (@NYC_DOT) June 10, 2019

Cars will only be allowed to make pick-ups and drop-offs on 14th Street.

The 18-month pilot program will include the launch of the new M-14 select bus service, which will let riders pay before they board.