Sports Events Likely to Create Traffic Nightmare Near Flushing Park
NEW YORK (AP) -- Major sports events being held in Queens are expected to cause a traffic nightmare for motorists surrounding Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.
The U.S. Open finals and a Mets game being held on Friday will probably attract about 80,000 people to the sports venues at the park.
Park officials say they will have to direct cars to park on grass lots. Roadways will be clogged.
The weekend will likely see more of the same as the tennis series continues and the Mets play again on Sunday.
The U.S. Open finals begin at 11 a.m. Friday. The Mets take on the Phillies at 7:10 p.m.
Queens Parks Commissioner Dorothy Lewandowski says the city has a traffic plan.
Volunteer park conservancy president Patricia Dolan says drivers will face a "pretty hideous" crawl.
You don't say? So what will they do if Willets Point is developed and why did CB7 agree to accept only $5M for traffic mitigation when they determined that $300M would be needed?