According to the Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA), one tube at the Hugh L Carey Tunnel will be closed for designated periods this weekend, from Friday night to Monday morning, Sept. 18 to Sept. 21, as part of the four-year, $282.5 million contract for Sandy repair work, as well as maintenance tasks.
Two-way traffic will be in effect in the remaining tube when the closure periods occur. Motorists should allow extra travel time and use an alternate route if possible.
One tube will be closed from 9:30 p.m. Friday until 5:30 a.m. Monday, with the following exceptions: both tubes will remain open to traffic at normal capacity (two lanes to Brooklyn; two lanes to Manhattan) from Noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
The work includes replacing the entire traffic control and communications, lighting, drainage pump and fire line systems; making concrete repairs; installing new LED lights and emergency way-finding safety lights; replacing tunnel wall tiles, ceiling finishes, catwalks and duct banks; rehabilitating curbs and gutters and repaving the tunnel roadways.
In addition to the weekend tube closures, one tube is closed nightly Monday to Friday between 9:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. and Sundays from 11 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. during this Sandy-related work.