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Queens Midtown Tunnel Manhattan Plaza Work Requires Closure of “Uptown” Lanes for Two Months
Starting on Friday, April 29, 2016, and for approximately two months, the two “Uptown” exit lanes at the Manhattan plaza of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed for the first of several stages of plaza roadway rehabilitation.
Customers seeking an Uptown Manhattan route should use the two open Crosstown lanes. The two Downtown exit lanes will also remain open during this period.
The Staten Island-bound lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge will be closed from 12:01 a.m. until 6 p.m. Sunday, May 1 for the annual TD Five Boro Bike Tour. The upper level of the bridge will remain open in both directions throughout the event.
Beginning Monday night, March 7, 2016, the Manhattan-bound (north) tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed during weeknights for approximately 18 months to accommodate Superstorm Sandy restoration work. One lane will remain open in each direction in the other tube during these periods.
Manhattan-bound traffic exiting from Robert F. Kennedy Bridge to E.125 Street, has shifted onto a temporary ramp to allow for demolition and reconstruction of the original ramp originally built in the mid-1930s.
Upper level roadway deck replacement underway. One lane closed 24/7 through summer 2017. A movable barrier will be used Monday through Friday, allowing three lanes to Brooklyn from 5 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and three lanes to Staten Island from 2:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 1 p.m. to midnight on Fridays. All six lower level lanes will be open during peak drive times.
During Sandy repair work, which will last through 2018, one tube will be closed nightly Monday to Friday between 9:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. for Sandy repair and restoration work, and on Sunday night into Monday morning, 11 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for routine tunnel maintenance. In addition, once a month there will be weekend-long closures of one tube from Fri., 9:30 p.m. through 5:30 a.m. Monday. For more info: http://www.mta.info/press-release/bridges-tunnels/hugh-l-carey-tunnel-nightly-tube-closures-sandy-repair-work-through
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