Tunnel to close for repairs

City crews are now repairing the ceiling of the Broadway Tunnel that was damaged in July when a too-tall truck attempted to squeeze through it.

The truck, ignoring the maximum vehicle height for entry, scraped off light fixtures and tiles from the tunnel’s ceiling.

The big-rig truck was able to drive into the tunnel, but struck the ceiling at the point where it becomes narrower inside.

Workers will conduct repairs daily between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. so as not to interrupt traffic, the Department of Public Works said Thursday.

Eastbound traffic is closed during work hours and motorists will have to follow detours. The project is expected to be finished early next month.

Crews “will restore the tunnel ceiling and lighting to the original design,” the agency said.

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