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Press Release
September 16, 2013
IMMEDIATE
Weekend-Long Tube Closures at Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Planned for Six Weekends Through November
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 for six, non-consecutive weekends as part of the project to replace the tunnel’s original 1950s-era electrical switches and feeder cables. The first weekend-long tube closure is scheduled Sept. 20-23.

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 weekend-long tube closure will be in effect from 9 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Monday on Sept. 20-23, Oct. 4-7, Oct. 18-21, Nov. 8-11, Nov. 15-18 and Nov. 22-25.

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. 

Know before you go and get the latest traffic information on planned work by signing up for MTA Bridges and Tunnels email or text alerts and download the free MTA Drive Time app for Android and iPhones at www.mta.info. These tools should never be used while driving.