Hugh L. Carey Tunnel Closed Sunday, Sept. 26, for Tunnel to Towers Run

The Hugh L. Carey Tunnel (formerly called the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel) in New York City, NY. The tunnel bridges Brooklyn and Manhattan. (123rf)

MTA Bridges and Tunnels today announced the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel will fully close to traffic on Sunday, Sept. 26, from 7:45 a.m. until approximately 3 p.m. to accommodate the City’s annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Run, commemorating the FDNY firefighter’s run through the tunnel to the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.

Event preparations will take place overnight, with one tube of the tunnel closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, through 7:45 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 26. One lane will remain open in each direction in the remaining tube during this time.

Beginning at 7 a.m. on Sunday, access to the Manhattan-bound HLC from local streets in Brooklyn will be blocked and motorists will only have access via the Gowanus Expressway.

Motorists are advised to use an alternate route.

This independent charity run/walk begins on the streets in Red Hook, goes through the tunnel and ends across from the World Trade Center site. The Tunnel to Towers Run retraces Firefighter Stephen Siller’s footsteps and honors those who died on 9/11.

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