Hugh L. Carey 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.
The MTA board voted on the proposed increases on Wednesday. Members unanimously approved the fare hikes. Only one member voted against increasing tolls.
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.
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.
For those trying to cross the East River, there is good news.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority officially renamed the tunnel, nearly two years after Albany gave the name change the green light.