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Press Release
July 22, 2013
IMMEDIATE
One Tube At Queens Midtown Tunnel Closed July 27-29
Two-Way Traffic Will Operate In Remaining Tube

The Queens Midtown Tunnel north tube leading into Manhattan will be closed to traffic beginning 2 a.m. Saturday, July 27 through 5 a.m. Monday, July 29 while necessary construction work is completed.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and use an alternate route into Manhattan.

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

The work is being done by Restani/Excellent Paving, of Astoria, Queens, and will include joint repairs, paving and striping work and necessary inspections of the north tube.

Signs will be posted and traffic agents will be on hand to direct motorists. Motorists can use either the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge or the Hugh L. Carey (formerly Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel) as an alternate.