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Press Release
October 2, 2013
One Tube Closed This Weekend at Hugh L. Carey Tunnel
One Lane Will Be Available in Each Direction in Remaining Tube

One tube at the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery) Tunnel will be closed this weekend from 9 p.m. Fri., Oct. 4 through 5 a.m. Mon., Oct. 7 as part of the project to replace the tunnel’s original 1950s-era electrical switches and feeder cables.

The remaining tube will have one lane heading into Manhattan and one lane into Brooklyn. Motorists are advised to expect delays and use an alternate route if possible. 

The work includes replacing the tunnel’s 1950's electrical system, which provides the necessary   electrical power to run the tunnel’s ventilation, lighting, drainage, and communication systems. 

The next weekend-long tube closure is scheduled for Oct. 18 through Oct. 21.

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