Holland Tunnel Access Lanes to Close for Five Years

By Ben Fractenberg on September 15, 2010 12:28pm | Updated on September 16, 2010 11:11am

Traffic on Hudson Street leading up to the Holland Tunnel regularly backs up for blocks. The lanes that feed the tunnel will be closed for five-and-a-half years starting as soon as next month.
Traffic on Hudson Street leading up to the Holland Tunnel regularly backs up for blocks. The lanes that feed the tunnel will be closed for five-and-a-half years starting as soon as next month.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — Canal Street traffic may get even worse.

Access to the Holland Tunnel from Hudson Street will be closed for the next five years as the city begins water pipe repairs starting this Sunday, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

The work will also narrow Hudson Street from four lanes to two, affecting the commute of 48,000 vehicles daily according to The Journal.

Drivers trying to get into the tunnel will either have to go up West Street and then take a right on Canal or go down Varick Street.

The tunnel serviced 16,609,000 eastbound vehicles in 2009, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The work is scheduled to be completed in 2015.


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