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Date: May 14, 2015
Press Release Number: 72-2015

The Port Authority announced today that it will suspend construction closures on the Bayonne Bridge this weekend to avoid potential conflicts with a nearby New Jersey Turnpike Authority project that will involve lane closures.

The bridge will be closed from midnight Friday, May 15, through 8 a.m. Saturday, May 16. The bridge will remain open and operate under normal conditions through 9 a.m. Monday, May 18, when standard 6-hour daytime closures will resume.

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