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Battery Park Underpass partially reopens

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

New York City is reopening of the Battery Park Underpass, which was flooded during the recent storm, to westbound bus traffic only during afternoon rush hour. Eastbound traffic will reopen fully on Wednesday.

The westbound lanes will be open from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The underpass will open (one lane) on Wednesday morning, November 14, at 6 a.m. to eastbound vehicles and remain open 24 hours in that direction, with the westbound direction reopening each day to buses only from 3-7 p.m. each day for the afternoon rush hour.

The underpass runs underneath Battery Park, carries traffic in two lanes in each direction, and joins the east and west sides of Manhattan by connecting the West Side Highway to the South Street Viaduct/FDR.

Approximately 230 buses use the underpass to get from the Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the FDR in peak directions during both daily rush hours.

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