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TRAVEL ADVISORY - BAYONNE BRIDGE TO CLOSE FROM 11:59 P.M. FRIDAY UNTIL 11:59 P.M. SATURDAY AS WORK CONTINUES ON THE "RAISE THE ROADWAY" PROJECT

Date: Jan 08, 2015
Press Release Number: 1-2015

Motorists are urged to use the Goethals Bridge as an alternative

The Bayonne Bridge will be closed for 24 hours from 11:59 p.m. Friday, January 9, to 11:59 p.m. Saturday, January 10, as work continues on the "Raise the Roadway" project. The scheduled weekend work will allow for the delivery and positioning of strengthening plates for the main span and allow crews to continue the erection of the New York and New Jersey towers. The Port Authority urges motorists to consider using the Goethals Bridge as an alternative.

In addition to Friday night 24-hour closures, regularly scheduled nightly closures, periodic 20-minute holds, six-hour off-peak closures and certain weekend closures will continue throughout the duration of the project. To receive the latest updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or www.511NJ.org.

The $1.3 billion Bayonne Bridge project is designed to raise the navigational clearance under the crossing to 215 feet to allow larger, modern ships to travel under it and to provide commuters with a modern roadway with 12-foot lanes, shoulders, a median and a 12-foot shared bike and pedestrian path.

CONTACT:
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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