Queens Midtown Tunnel
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Miracle on 34th St – Queens Midtown Tunnel

The Queens Midtown Tunnel connects Manhattan and Queens just off of 34th Street by going under the East River. There are 2 lanes of traffic going each way and are about 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) long each. The Queens–Midtown Tunnel was originally proposed in 1921, the plan resurfaced in 1926 and was finally approved in 1929. They started exploring plans and engineering options while also looking at the possibility of building a bridge instead of a tunnel. The project was now expected to cost $93.6 million, including the $23.5 million alignment under the East River and within Queens. Construction was… Read More