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George Washington Bridge Planned Weekly Construction


BAYONNE BRIDGE TO CLOSE TONIGHT, AUGUST 4, BUT WILL OPEN TOMORROW TO EXPEDITE SUMMER BEACH TRAFFIC

Date: Aug 04, 2017

Closings also planned at the Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel

The Bayonne Bridge will close during the overnight hours tonight, August 4, but will reopen Saturday morning, August 5, for the remainder of the weekend under a Port Authority plan implemented last month to improve traffic flow at its Staten Island Bridges to minimize congestion from summer beach travelers.

The bridge will close at 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 4, and will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 5. Once the bridge reopens on Saturday, it will not close again until 7 p.m. Monday, August 7. Next week, the bridge will close Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning for ongoing construction work.

This weekend, the Port Authority also will have a full complement of toll collectors on duty on Sunday to expedite the flow of traffic through its toll plazas, and a full complement of police officers will be stationed at the crossings to respond immediately to accidents or disabled vehicles that may impede the flow of traffic.

The Port Authority also is planning the following closures and/or lane closings at the Holland Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Lincoln Tunnel this weekend and/or next week for ongoing construction and repair projects.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the Holland Tunnel will close during overnight hours on Sunday, August 6, through Thursday, August 10, from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. These closures are necessary for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • One eastbound lane in the Holland Tunnel will close during overnight hours on Sunday, August 6, through Thursday, August 10, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are necessary for ongoing tunnel repairs.

George Washington Bridge:

  • The bridge’s upper level eastbound lanes will have 3 of 4 lanes closed from 11:59 p.m. Saturday, August 5, through 8 a.m. Sunday, August 6.
  • The Palisades Interstate Parkway toll plaza entrance to the bridge in Fort Lee will close from 11:59 p.m. Saturday, August 5, through 8 a.m. Sunday, August 6.
  • The bridge’s upper level westbound lanes will have 2 lanes closed from 11:59 p.m. Saturday, August 5, through 8 a.m. Sunday, August 6.
  • These closings are necessary for the ongoing replacement of the PIP Helix, which connects the Palisades Interstate Parkway to the George Washington Bridge, and for repairs to the bridge’s upper level over the New Jersey anchorage. More information can be found at http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/restoring-the-george.html. These projects are part of the “Restoring the George” program of capital improvements at the world’s busiest bridge.

Goethals Bridge:

  • The Goethals Bridge will be closed from 4:30 a.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Friday, August 6 through 11, to accommodate girder moves.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • Beginning Monday, August 7, work will begin to replace a water main located within the tunnel’s toll plaza. This project will require the closing of at least one of the tunnel’s toll lanes at any given time for approximately one week. Travel patterns will be adjusted to direct drivers to alternate lanes. Lanes within the tunnel will not be affected by the toll lane closures.

To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at www.paalerts.com, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or www.511NJ.org.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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