New Jersey-bound drivers who take the Holland Tunnel could be seeing more traffic in Lower Manhattan. The Hudson Street entrance to the tunnel was closed at midnight and will remain closed through 2015 so water pipes in TriBeCa can be repaired.
The congestion could also lead to traffic tie ups for people looking to come to the city from New Jersey.
The Hudson Street entrance normally offers direct access to the tunnel from Lower Manhattan for drivers headed to New Jersey.
Drivers heading to the tunnel will now have use Canal Street, Varick Street or Watts Street to enter the tunnel.