Queens Midtown Tunnel set for another tube closure this weekend

Photo courtesy of MTA / Oscar Gonzalez

Updated Friday, June 12, 11:34 a.m.

It could be another slow-moving weekend for drivers heading through the Queens Midtown Tunnel.

The Queens-bound tube of the tunnel will be closed to traffic from 10:30 p.m. on Friday, June 12, through 8 a.m. Sunday, June 14, according to the MTA.

During the closures, one lane will be open in each direction of the remaining tube for cars and buses, while all commercial traffic must use an alternate route.

Vehicles heading into Queens should enter the tunnel at 34th Street between Second and Third avenues. Manhattan-bound motorists can exit normally at 37th Street exit to head uptown. Downtown Manhattan-bound traffic should use the Marginal tunnel exit to 38th Street and then continue on to Second Avenue. The 34th Street and Second Avenue ramps will be closed to traffic exiting in Manhattan.

Drivers should allow extra travel time and use an alternate route if possible.

The closures are to remove ceiling panels damaged during Hurricane Sandy and will require a total of six weekend-long tube closures of the Queens-bound tube. This will be the third weekend closure.



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