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Sandy work to cause weekend closure on Queens Midtown Tunnel


| asuriel@queenscourier.com

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The Queens-bound tube at the Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic this weekend from 10:30 p.m. Friday, May 29 through 5:30 a.m. Monday, June 1 for removal of ceiling panels damaged during Superstorm Sandy.

During the closure, motorists driving into Queens should enter through the tunnel at 34th Street between Second and Third Avenues. Manhattan-bound motorists can exit normally at the 37th Street exit to head uptown.

The work will take place over the next two months and will require six weekend-long closures of the Queens-bound tube, although they are not planned for consecutive weekends. One lane will remain open in each direction in the remaining tube for cars and buses, but all commercial traffic must use an alternate route.

Traffic agents and signs will be in place to help direct motorists, and all should allow extra travel time and use an alternate route if possible.

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One tube of Queens-Midtown Tunnel closed this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA / Oscar Gonzalez

The Queens -bound tube of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic from 2 a.m. Saturday, July 27 until 5 a.m. Monday, July 29 for construction work, according to the MTA.

The remaining tube will be open to two-way traffic and can be used by cars and New York City buses, but commercial traffic will need to find an alternate route.

From Manhattan, vehicles can enter the tunnel at 34th Street between Second and Third avenues, and from Queens can use the regular 37th Street exit for uptown traffic and take the Marginal tunnel exit to 38th Street, then to Second Avenue to go downtown. The 34th Street and Second Avenue ramps will be closed to traffic exiting in Manhattan.

Drivers should expect delays during the closure and are advised to find alternate routes.

 

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One tube of Queens-Midtown Tunnel closed this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA / Oscar Gonzalez
The Queens bound tube of the Queens Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic from 2 a.m. Saturday, April 13 until 5 a.m. Monday, April 15 for Sandy-related repairs, according to the MTA.

The remaining tube will be open to two-way traffic and can be used by cars and New York City buses, but commercial traffic will need to find an alternate route.

From Manhattan, vehicles can enter the tunnel at 34th Street between Second and Third avenues, and from Queens can use the regular 37th Street exit for uptown traffic and take the Marginal tunnel exit to 38th Street, then to Second Avenue to go downtown. The 34th Street and Second Avenue ramps will be closed to traffic exiting in Manhattan.

Drivers should expect delays during the closure and are advised to find alternate routes.

One tube of Queens-Midtown Tunnel closed this weekend


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA / Oscar Gonzalez

Starting at 2 a.m. Saturday and ending at 5 a.m. Monday the Queens-bound tube of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic to repair damage from Sandy.

The remaining tube will be open to two-way traffic and can be used by cars and New York City buses, but commercial traffic will need to find an alternate route.

From Manhattan, vehicles can enter the tunnel at 34th Street between Second and Third avenues, and from Queens can use the regular 37th Street exit for uptown traffic and take the Marginal tunnel exit to 38th Street, then to Second Avenue to go downtown. The 34th Street and Second Avenue ramps will be closed to traffic exiting in Manhattan.

Drivers should expect delays during the closure and are advised to find alternate routes.

 

 

One tube of Queens-Midtown Tunnel to close this weekend


| ctumola@queenscourier.com

Photo courtesy of MTA / Oscar Gonzalez.

Starting at 2 a.m. Saturday and ending at 5 a.m. Monday, the Queens-bound tube of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel will be closed to traffic to repair damage from Sandy.

The remaining tube will be open to two-way traffic and can be used by cars and New York City buses, but commercial traffic will need to find an alternate route.

From Manhattan, vehicles can enter the tunnel at 34th Street between Second and Third avenues, and from Queens can use the regular 37th Street exit for uptown traffic and take the Marginal tunnel exit to 38th Street, then to Second Avenue to go downtown. The 34th Street and Second Avenue ramps will be closed to traffic exiting in Manhattan.

Drivers should expect delays during the closure and can use either the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge or the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel as an alternate route.

 

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