Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Closed Sunday 8am – 3pm

CB6 reminds us that the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel will be closed in both directions Sunday (9/27) to make way for the Tunnels to Towers Run.
Full press release and info after the jump.SPECIAL TRAFFIC ADVISORY

Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel

All Lanes, Both Directions, Closed

for “Tunnels to Towers” Run

Sun., 9/27: 8 AM to 3 PM

Preliminary Partial Closures Begin Sat., 9/26 at 11:59 PM

Motorists are advised that the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel will have all tubes closed in both directions on Sunday, September 27th, from 8 AM until 3 PM because of the Annual Stephen Siller “Tunnel to Towers” Run to commemorate a firefighter’s dash through the tunnel to the World Trade Center on 9/11/01.

In addition, in preparation for the event, preliminary lane closures will occur on Saturday, September 26th as follows: both lanes in the Manhattan-bound tube will be closed beginning at 11:59 PM. Two-way traffic will continue to run through the Brooklyn-bound tube until all lanes and both tubes are closed (as indicated above) beginning at 8 AM Sunday.

Motorists are advised to take mass transit if possible, or use alternate routes.

Stephen Siller was a firefighter with FDNY Squad 1 of Park Slope, Brooklyn. On September 11, 2001, he was off-duty and on his way to a golf outing when he heard on his scanner that the World Trade Center had been attacked. He headed toward the site to help and when his vehicle was prohibited from entering the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, he raced on foot through the tunnel with his gear strapped to his back. He was last seen alive on West and Liberty Streets at the WTC. All members of his Squad also perished. The Tunnel-to-Towers Run retraces Stephen’s footsteps, and proceeds from the run benefit various charities, including the NYC Firefighter Burn Center and burn centers across America.

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One Response to Brooklyn Battery Tunnel Closed Sunday 8am – 3pm

  1. susanne abhiram September 24, 2009 at 9:24 am #

    this has always been a great time for me and my kids.