Weather Advisory

George Washington Bridge Planned Weekly Construction


Date: May 17, 2017

Two roadways in Fort Lee, N.J. – the Palisades Interstate Parkway southbound lanes, and Hudson Terrace – will close during overnight hours this Friday for construction related to the $1.9-billion “Restoring the George” program of major capital improvements for the George Washington Bridge.

As illustrated in the Port Authority video at, these closures are needed to begin replacing the PIP Helix, a curved span that connects the Palisades Interstate Parkway with the George Washington Bridge.

From 10 p.m. Friday, May 19 through 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, Hudson Terrace will be closed in both directions. At the same time, a section of southbound lanes on the parkway also will be closed. Drivers will be directed to designated detours, and maps showing the detour routes can be found at by clicking on the George Washington Bridge link

The PIP Helix, which carries more than seven million New York-bound vehicles annually, has passed its useful life and requires frequent repair. Before it is replaced, workers will have to install an adjoining temporary roadway to carry traffic while work is underway. One of three sections of temporary roadway will be installed above Hudson Terrace this weekend; the others will be installed during as-yet-unscheduled weekends.

The $112-million PIP Helix project is expected to generate 530 jobs, $35 million in wages and $149 million in economic activity. Overall, the “Restoring the George” program of 11 state-of-good-repair projects is expected to generate a total of 11,190 jobs, $768 million in direct wages and $3.3 billion in economic activity through 2024. More information can be found at

The Port Authority is coordinating its efforts with the Fort Lee Police Department, Palisades Interstate Parkway Commission, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and other partner agencies.

To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for the Port Authority’s Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at, call 511 or visit or

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