Transit Construction on NYC bridges, tunnels to be completed before Penn Station repair project, Cuomo says Construction on the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, Queens-Midtown Tunnel, Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and Robert F. Kennedy Bridge will be expedited, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday, June 12, 2017. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Chris Trotman By Nicole Brown email@example.com @ncb417 Updated June 12, 2017 11:36 AM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email Construction on bridges and tunnels in the city will be accelerated to alleviate the impact on commuters affected by the summerlong track repair project at Penn Station, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday. All major construction projects on the MTA’s Queens-Midtown Tunnel, Hugh L. Carey Tunnel, Verrazano Narrows Bridge and Robert F. Kennedy Bridge will be completed by July 8, Cuomo pledged. Amtrak’s planned repair work, which will reduce the number of trains going in and out of Penn Station by 20 percent, is slated to begin July 10 and continue through the end of August, in what the governor dubbed as the ”summer of agony.” Cuomo expects more cars to be on the roads as a result and hopes the expedited schedule will “reduce vehicular congestion.” “All major commuting crossings will be cashless and all lanes will be open during the daytime,” the governor’s office said in a statement. The projects that will be accelerated include the reconstruction of the north tube of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel, the restoration of the Brooklyn Plaza at the Hugh L. Carey Tunnel and the installation of cashless tolling on the Verrazano bridge. By Nicole Brown firstname.lastname@example.org @ncb417 Nicole Brown is the Internet News Manager at amNY.com, covering local news since 2016. She has written for MSNBC.com and was editor-in-chief of NYU’s Washington Square News. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.