A warning for any drivers planning to travel through the Queens Midtown Tunnel this weekend: try to find an alternate route, or else expect long delays.
Beginning at 10:30 p.m. Friday through 5:30 a.m. Monday, the Queens-bound tube will be closed for removal of ceiling panels damaged during Sandy.
One lane will be open in each direction in the remaining tube for cars and buses. All commercial traffic must use an alternate route while two-way traffic is in effect.
Those driving into Queens should enter the tunnel at 34th Street between Second and Third avenues. Manhattan-bound motorists can exit normally at 37th Street exit to head uptown.
Downtown Manhattan-bound traffic should use the Marginal tunnel exit to 38th Street and then continue on to Second Avenue. The 34th Street and Second Avenue ramps will be closed to traffic exiting in Manhattan.