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TRAVEL ADVISORY - BAYONNE BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR PART OF WEEKEND TO ACCOMMODATE ONGOING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Date: Jul 16, 2015
Press Release Number: 98-2015

Port Authority also announces that a full weekend bridge closing is planned for the weekend of July 25-26

The Port Authority announced today that the Bayonne Bridge will close for a portion of this weekend to accommodate ongoing construction work on the bridge project.  The closing was scheduled in conjunction with other regional agencies to minimize traffic impacts.

The bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 17, through 8 a.m. Sunday, July 19.   The bridge will then remain open until 9 a.m. Monday, July 20.

The Bayonne Bridge shuttle service, which provides alternate transportation for pedestrians and cyclists, will operate from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 19.

The agency also announced that a full weekend bridge closing is planned for July 25 and 26.  During that weekend, the bridge will close at 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 24, and reopen at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 26.  The bridge will remain open from that point until 9 a.m. Monday, July 27, to accommodate those returning from the beaches and other vacation destinations.  No shuttle service will be provided that weekend.

To receive real time traffic 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.

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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