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Date: Nov 08, 2013
Press Release Number: 114-2013

Traffic will operate in only 1 of 4 bridge lanes during this operation and will result in delays of approximately 15 minutes

On Monday night, November 11, construction crews will begin to remove the sidewalk and fascia girders of the Bayonne Bridge as part of the agency’s Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program.

In order to facilitate this work, overnight traffic will operate in one direction at a time between the hours of 9 p.m. – 5 a.m. Monday through Thursday and from midnight until 8 a.m. Friday into Saturday. PAPD will hold traffic for up to 15 minutes on alternating sides of the bridge throughout the one lane/one direction operation, resulting in potential delays of approximately 15 minutes. Overnight holds will continue through December 19, excluding the Thanksgiving holiday weekend and the first five nights of Hanukkah, when all construction work on the span is suspended.

To learn more about the Bayonne Bridge Navigational Clearance Program and to view webcam views of the construction progress, visit:

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