Major road, rail projects to divert weekend traffic around NYC

Several large construction projects will make travel difficult around parts of the city.

Several large construction projects will make travel difficult around parts of the city. (2/22/13)

NEW YORK - Several large construction projects may make travel difficult across the borough this weekend.

The Queens Midtown Tunnel will have one tube closed from 2 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday. The remaining tube will carry two-way traffic. Drivers are encouraged to use the 59th Street Bridge as delays will be heavy heading through the tunnel.

The Brooklyn Bridge will also be closed Manhattan-bound on Saturday and Sunday during the overnight hours. The Gowanus Expressway will have a lane blocked from 92nd Street to 54th Street over the same period.

Several subway lines will operate on an irregular schedule due to track work, as well. 

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