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Press Release
April 17, 2013
IMMEDIATE
One Tube Closed This Weekend At Both Hugh L. Carey And Queens Midtown Tunnels
One Lane Will Be Open In Each Direction In Remaining Tube

One tube at both the Queens Midtown Tunnel and Hugh L. Carey Tunnel will be closed this weekend for the continuation of post-Sandy repairs and other construction work. Motorists are cautioned to expect delays and allow extra time when traveling into or out of Manhattan.

 

One tube at the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel will be closed from 10 p.m. Fri., April 19 through 5 a.m. Mon., April 22 as part of a $43.5 million project to replace the tunnel’s original 1950s-era electrical switches and feeder cables. The work began in 2011 and was interrupted due to Superstorm Sandy.

 

One tube at the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed from 2 a.m. Sat., April 20 through 5 a.m. Mon., April 22 for continued repairs relating to Sandy.

 

The remaining tube at both tunnels will have one lane operating in either direction. Trucks are not allowed during two-way operation at the Queens Midtown Tunnel but are at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel.