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Now that we have explored the Holland Tunnel exit, let's get back on track with the LOMEX Virtual Tour as we head back over to Hudson and Canal Streets.  It is here that we see one of the Holland Tunnel entrances.  The other Holland Tunnel entrance is off of Varick Street.



The tunnel entrance is handling cars and trucks with no problem this morning, because it was around 11:30AM when the picture was taken.  Come back to this area around 5PM or so, and one will see the gridlock that ensues.



In the middle of the entrance complex is an island.  The island separates the entrance to the Holland Tunnel from Hudson and Canal Streets to the west, the entrance to the Holland Tunnel from Varick Street to the east, and Watts Street to the south.



Here is the Holland Tunnel portal, serving both Hudson/Canal and Varick Street entrances.  The Hudson/Canal Street entrance is served via the lane on the left, the Varick Street entrance is served via the lane on the right.



Here is the entrance to the Holland Tunnel for Varick Street.

It would have been interesting to see what the final LOMEX interchange configuration would have looked like for this particular area.



The Varick Street entrance to the tunnel.



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