14th Street Tunnel shutdown
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announces that a complete shutdown of the 14th Street Tunnel in New York City, proposed to allow for subway repairs caused by damage from Hurricane Sandy, has been halted. Cuomo says that engineers will use a new technology from Europe to make critical repairs to the tunnel without having to close it entirely. The complete shutdown would have closed the tunnel, which is used by nearly 225,000 people each weekday, for an expected 15 months.
The closing of the subway tunnel between Manhattan and Brooklyn would have been one of the largest disruptions New York City had faced in recent years.
- New York Times