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Weekend Traffic Woes at Queens-Midtown Tunnel and on Second Ave.

By Amy Zimmer | July 8, 2011 6:57pm | Updated on July 8, 2011 11:23pm
A sign points to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel.
A sign points to the Queens-Midtown Tunnel.
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MANHATTAN — Expect delays in the Queens Midtown Tunnel this weekend, MTA officials said.

Because the tunnel tube heading into Manhattan will be closed for construction from 9 p.m. on Friday through 2 a.m. on Monday, two-way traffic will operate in the remaining tube for cars and NYC Transit buses only.

Commercial traffic will have to use an alternate route during the project, MTA officials said.

The MTA is advising drivers use the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge or Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel as an alternative.

The work, by Restani/Excellent Paving, of Astoria, Queens, will include replacing old concrete with fast-setting concrete, repairing potholes and repaving several areas affected by the harsh winter weather, officials said.

The East Side's traffic headaches may be compounded on Saturday and Sunday from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m., when the Department of Transportation's Street Maintenance Division will be doing spot milling and paving along the Second Avenue Subway construction route.

The work is being done between East 100th and East 90th streets, according to a notice sent from Community Board 8.