Construction Work Begins On Lincoln Tunnel Helix
WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Monday marks the start of a yearlong project to overhaul the helix that leads into the Lincoln Tunnel from New Jersey.
New York-bound motorists who use the tunnel during the overnight hours will face detours and delays.
The $88 million project involves repaving, rehabilitating the concrete deck and fixing the deteriorating steel under the more than 70-year-old elevated roadway leading to the tunnel.
The tunnel will remain open and accessible during the overnight work, but eastbound lanes will be closed from 10:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. on weekdays and 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. on weekends.
More than 40 million vehicles a year use the Lincoln Tunnel, one of the busiest crossings in the world, according to the Port Authority.
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