Sunday, December 7, 2014

Tunnels get federal money

From AM-NY:

The Hugh L. Carey and Queens Midtown tunnels are getting $336 million of repairs from federal superstorm Sandy aid, officials announced Thursday.

The money for the MTA from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will go toward fixing architectural, mechanical and electrical parts and temporary flood walls at entrances, and elevating key equipment, according to federal officials.

The aid will also cover an emergency generator at the Governors Island ventilation building near the Carey (Brooklyn Battery) tunnel. The tunnels, which together see more than 100,000 cars a day, were flooded with about 80 million gallons of water during Sandy.

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