PANYNJ Announces Overnight Holland Tunnel Tube Closures Lasting Until 2026

“The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced [yesterday] that it would close the New Jersey-bound north tube of the tunnel six nights a week, starting Feb. 5,” The New York Times reports. The closures, expected to last three years, will allow workers to repair decade-old damage to the structure and to mechanical, electrical and other systems from Hurricane Sandy, which flooded the tunnel under the Hudson River with brackish water. “Drivers will have to choose other routes out of Manhattan from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights and from 11:59 p.m. on Fridays until 9 a.m. on Saturdays. A similar schedule of overnight shutdowns has been in place for New York-bound traffic . . . since April 2020. That work is scheduled to end on Feb. 4.” PANYNJ puts the cost of rehabilitating the entire tunnel at $364 million.