Overnight Closures to Begin in New Jersey-Bound Holland Tunnel Lanes

By Matis Glenn


Starting February 5, the New Jersey-bound lanes of the Holland Tunnel will be closed six nights a week for repairs to fix damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy, the Port Authority announced Tuesday..

Every night on Sunday through Friday, the Jersey-bound side of the tunnel will be closed from 11:00 p.m. until 5:30 a.m., in order to facilitate repairs on mechanical, electrical, communications and plumbing systems damaged by latent salt from Sandy seawater flooding.

The tunnel will remain fully open Saturday nights.

In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused approximately 30 million gallons of brackish water to inundate the Holland Tunnel, in one of the most severe storms to ever hit the city.

After the storm, temporary measures were taken to keep the tunnel safe, but the Port Authority started permanent repairs in 2020, when New York-bound lanes were closed overnight for repairs.

The New York-bound closures will end February 4.

The new schedule is set to remain in effect until 2025.

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