City Parking and Traffic Alerts

Road construction areas for week of May 11-15, 2020 

Monday, May 11th – Wednesday, May 13th 6 a.m.- 6  each day for road milling and paving. No Parking on both sides of the following for these dates
  • Grandview Terrace (Second Ave to Second Ave) 
  • Sand Street (Second Ave north to dead end) 

Monday, May 11th – Friday May, 15 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. each day for sidewalk and curb installation

  • Second Street (Judson to N. Lake) – North side Monday, South side Tuesday - Friday
  • Madison Ave (S. Swan to Lark St)  - North side Monday - Friday
  • Westerlo Street (Green St to S. Pearl St) – South side Monday - Friday
Monday, May 11th – Friday May 15th 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day for traffic signal upgrades
  • West side of Lark St. and north and south of State St. three (3) spaces each and both sides of State St. west of Lark St., three (3) spaces on each side. 

Effective March 17, 2020, at 10:45 a.m. the City of Albany has lifted parking regulations in Washington Park and Lincoln Park. Mayor Kathy Sheehan and Albany Police Chief Eric Hawkins have announced that time-limit parking regulations have been lifted at both Washington Park and Lincoln Park until further notice to create additional parking opportunities throughout the City during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Other parking regulations, including parking within 15 feet of a fire hydrant or at a crosswalk, continue to be in effect in both parks. The City of Albany is asking residents to continue to comply with alternate-side parking regulations throughout the City to help facilitate the continued collection of solid waste and recycling as scheduled.

Suspension of Metered Parking in City of Albany:

In an effort to eliminate unnecessary financial hurdles as the City and State urges residents to stay home as much as possible, Mayor Sheehan announced today that all metered parking and the enforcement of metered parking has been suspended in the City of Albany, effective Friday, March 20 at 6:00pm. 

The City continues to call on residents to comply with alternate-side parking rules because the rules serve two critical functions:

  • First, the rules facilitate the City’s street cleaning operations throughout the city. In dense neighborhoods, street cleaning serves a critical public health role. The build-up of leaves, debris and litter on our streets attracts rodents, and increases the risk that pedestrians, cyclists, and pets are exposed to elements that will adversely impact their health, including microorganisms and viruses. This debris also clogs storm drains, which can result in localized flooding during weather events. Alternate-side parking is also directly related to trash and recycling removal.
  • Second, in many neighborhoods, alternate-side parking is necessary to provide room for emergency vehicles to respond to calls for service. On those streets, suspension is simply not possible and now is not the time to create confusion and uncertainty by changing rules on an ad hoc basis. 

Below is a list of off-street parking lots that continue to be available for off-street parking: 


  • Parking Area Adjoining Arbor Hill Softball Field (North Lark St.)
  • 230 Colonie St. (Playground Lot)
  • 178 Colonie St. (Playground Lot)
  • Ten Broeck Mansion (Parking Lot & Sidewalk West End) 


  • Ridgefield Park (Enter on Partridge St.)
  • Woodlawn Park Little League 


  • Krank Park Area
  • Franklin St. (Between Schuyler St. & Bassett St. – East Side)
  • Lincoln Park (All Interior Roadways & Parking Area - the time-limit restrictions have been lifted effective Tuesday, March 17) 


  • SUNY Albany’s Thurlow Terrace Lot (do not park in designated EV Charger spots unless charging an electronic vehicle)
  • Washington Park roads open to vehicle traffic, including Henry Johnson Boulevard (the time-limit restrictions have been lifted effective Tuesday, March 17) 


  • North Second St. & North Third St. (Above Pearl St.)
  • Parking Area across from North Albany American Legion Post 


  • Bleecker Stadium (Parking Area & Roadways)
  • North Side of Livingston Ave. (Opposite Judson St. Parking Lot)