Preparation for improvement work will be starting the week of July 15, on the Marginal Tunnel Entrance and Exit Streets at the Queens Midtown Tunnel, Manhattan side. The rehabilitation of the sidewalk walls, masonry and sidewalk includes replacement of damaged bricks and any loose material, as well as cleaning and clearing away weedy growth within the tunnel's property limits.
The first stage of work will be on Tunnel Entrance Street, between East 40th and East 39th Streets, setting up the week of July 15 for construction starting the week of July 22, 2019.
The work will require a single south-bound lane closure for the current block being worked on, while the other lane remains open to traffic. After this block is completed, contractors will progress south in stages to the next blocks of Tunnel Entrance, through the fall before moving on to Tunnel Exit Streets.
The work will be from 7am to 3pm unless otherwise noted.
The QMT management team has directed contractors to be mindful of neighbors and the public.