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New Challenge For Holland Tunnel Drivers

Entrance to Holland Tunnel - New York, NY - File / Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

Entrance to Holland Tunnel – New York, NY – File / Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Ongoing construction has made coming and going through the Holland Tunnel a bit tricky lately and come Monday it will get worse.  

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports

The New York City Department Of Design and Construction announced that necessary water main work must take place promising to complicate going uptown from the traffic rotary.

Specifically, “The major change will be the restriction of the right turn on to Hudson [street] at exit 2,” said the department’s assistant commissioner Matthew Monahan.

Traffic in the area will head west onto Beach Street and a traffic agent will be on hand at Beach and Greenwich to help move things along.

DOWNLOAD: Details from the DDC (PDF)

The right turn prohibition starts on Valentine’s Day. This construction phase is expected to go on for eight months as the city installs a new water main in Tribeca. Some of the current pipes in the area date back to the Civil War.

“We’re trying to minimize the inconvenience, for which we apologize, but the work for this water main installation is so essential it has to be done,” Monahan said.