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Press Release
January 8, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Cancelled:^One Tube At Queens Midtown Tunnel Closed This Weekend
Two-Way Traffic Will Operate in Remaining Tube

The Queens-bound tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic this weekend beginning 2 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12th through 5 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 14th while additional repairs are made to the lighting system, which was damaged by Superstorm Sandy.

Two-way traffic will be in effect in the remaining tube for cars and NYCT buses. Commercial traffic must use an alternate route while two-way traffic is in effect.

Motorists should expect delays and are advised to use either the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge or the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel as an alternate.

Motorists driving from Manhattan to Queens can enter the tunnel at 34th Street between Second and Third avenues. Motorists driving into Manhattan from Queens will exit normally at the 37th Street and Tunnel exit for uptown. Downtown traffic will use the Marginal tunnel exit to 38th Street and then to Second Avenue. The 34th Street and Second Avenue ramps will be closed to traffic exiting in Manhattan.

Traffic agents and signs will be in place to help direct motorists.