Traffic flow returning to Queens Midtown Tunnel

Traffic alert from Eyewitness News

November 25, 2012 7:32:11 AM PST
City officials say normal traffic flow will return Monday to the Queens Midtown Tunnel with three driving lanes into the city during peak morning drive time the way it was before Superstorm Sandy flooded it.

The restored 7-10 a.m. traffic pattern follows repairs to the signal control system operating overhead lights in the tunnel. That allows green lights to be displayed over one lane and red lights over the other lane within the same tube.

After the storm, authorities say the system could keep the lights either all green or all red.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says it will provide relief for inbound commuters. The tunnel is a main corridor connecting Queens and Long Island to Manhattan.

The tunnel flooded with water from nearby Newtown Creek on Oct. 29.

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