Traffic Advisory Issued for 74th Troy Turkey Trot

Traffic Advisory Issued for 74th Troy Turkey Trot

TROY, NY – City officials have issued a traffic advisory for road closures and parking restrictions associated with the 74th Troy Turkey Trot. The following streets will be closed beginning 5:00am until approximately 2:00pm on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 25th:

  • 4th Street from State Street north to Federal Street
  • Federal Street from the Green Island Bridge to 6th Avenue
  • Green Island Bridge into Troy from 7:00am to approx. 12:00n
  • River Street from 3rd Street to 1st Street
  • River Street/2nd Avenue from the Green Island Bridge to 102nd Street
  • 2nd Street from State Street to Broadway
  • Fulton Street from 3rd Street to 5th Avenue
  • King Street from the Green Island Bridge to River Street
  • 3rd Street from River/Fulton to Broadway
  • Broadway from 5th Avenue to River Street
  • Grand Street from 5th Avenue to 4th Street
  • River Street/2nd Avenue from King Street to 112th Street – River Street/2nd Avenue from 112th to 102nd will reopen at approximately 9:30am
  • 3rd Avenue from 105th Street to 112th Street – 3rd Avenue will reopen at approximately 9:30am
  • 111th Street from 3rd Avenue to 2nd Avenue – 111th Street will reopen at approximately 9:30am

All eastbound and westbound streets entering the above roads will be closed one block east and west.

Select parking restrictions will go into effect on Wednesday evening, November 24th. Motorists are asked to observe all posted parking restrictions and traffic detour signs in the area of the race course and to seek alternate routes.

Vehicles in violation of parking restrictions will be ticketed at the owner’s expense. Vehicles towed from south of Hoosick Street will be relocated to the Sage parking lots (intersection of River Street and Division Streets). Vehicles towed from north of Hoosick Street will be relocated to the Knickerbacker Ice Rink (191 103rd Street).

Motorists arriving from Albany County on Thanksgiving morning are encouraged to use the Congress Street Bridge or the Hoosick Street Bridge. Please avoid the Green Island Bridge on Thursday morning.

Public Parking

Free parking is available nights, weekends, and holidays at all City-owned parking lots and garages. Metered parking will be suspended on Thanksgiving. All other parking regulations are still enforced, including posted parking restrictions. The following lots and garages will be available for overnight and holiday parking:

  • Green Island Bridge Parking Lot
  • Congress Street Parking Lot
  • Fifth Avenue Garage
  • Fourth Street Parking Lot
  • Front Street Parking Lot
  • State Street Parking Garage

Please note the privately-owned Uncle Sam Parking Garage is not available on race day.

Additional parking is available for race participants in the Blitman Commons parking lot (1800 6th Ave.) beginning at 6:30 a.m. A comprehensive map of public parking lots can be found on the City website at

For info on local traffic advisories, please visit


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John Salka, Communications Director
[email protected] / (518) 279-7131

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