Brooklyn Battery Tunnel
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stopped by the Battery Friday to bring New York a check for $287 million to rebuild roads, bridges, and tunnels damaged by superstorm Sandy and other storms.
Most people probably know the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation for its 9/11-related charities, but superstorm Sandy has them extending their efforts.
Three lanes in both directions will be fully operational in time for the Monday morning commute, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.
For the first time since before superstorm Sandy filled it end-to-end, the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel will be returning to normal operations.
Traffic started flowing through the tunnel at 6 a.m. Monday. One of the tubes had reopened to buses on Nov. 12 and to cars on Nov. 13. Trucks are still barred from the tunnel until further notice.
When commuters hit the roads Monday morning, both tubes of the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel — formerly known as the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel — will be open to traffic in both directions.
Trucks, however, will not be able to use the tunnel until further notice. The tunnel was one of the hardest hit transportation links during Sandy.
At 4 p.m. Tuesday, one lane in the Manhattan-bound tube opened for buses and one lane for cars, the MTA said.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced that the Gov. Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, formerly called the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, will reopen for limited rush-hour buses on Monday – two weeks to the day after Superstorm Sandy struck.
For those trying to cross the East River, there is good news.
The extent of the damage to the infrastructure will remain unknown until crews can inspect the full length of the span.
The southernmost tip of Manhattan was as deserted as an Old West ghost town Wednesday evening, but anyone who passed through would find much of the area remained in horrific shape in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Limited commuter rail service on Metro-North and the Long Island Rail Road has resumed with limited subway service set to resume Thursday.
The megastorm Sandy caused 13-foot storm surges in the city. The storm also downed trees and knocked out power to thousands.
The New York City subway system “has never faced a disaster as devastating” as the damage that was caused by Superstorm Sandy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Joseph Lhota said Tuesday.
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