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Sandy work to cause weekend closure on Queens Midtown Tunnel

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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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