Manhattan-bound drivers will be able to make their way uptown by driving through the crosstown lanes when they get to the exit of the tunnel, but should expect some delays as the MTA carries out Sandy-related rehabilitation work.
The reconstruction, which has already caused periodic nighttime closures in the Queens-bound tube, includes asphalt replacement, concrete and masonry repairs, and work on pavement joints, according to a statement from the agency.
Demolition work will take place during daytime hours in order to comply with the city’s noise code, MTA representatives said.
The project is the first phase of the effort to rebuild decaying parts of the tunnel that were damaged when floodwaters poured in during Hurricane Sandy.
The final stage, which will begin with the completion of the uptown lanes, will consist of repairs to the crosstown and downtown exit lanes of the Manhattan plaza, which is also expected to last about two months.