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Date: Jul 08, 2016
Press Release Number: 121-2016

The Bayonne Bridge, George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel will institute lane closures this weekend and next week due to ongoing construction and/or repair projects.

The closings, scheduled in conjunction with other regional agencies to minimize traffic impacts, are as follows:

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The Bayonne Bridge will close for the full weekend, from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 8 until 5 a.m. Monday, July 11, to accommodate construction on the "Raise the Roadway" project.
  • The bridge also will close during the following weekday hours for "Raise the Roadway" construction: Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and overnight on Mondays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. On certain weekdays, the bridge will open at 4:30 a.m. to provide an alternate route for drivers affected by 4:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. traffic holds on the Goethals Bridge.

George Washington Bridge:

  • All lower-level eastbound lanes on the George Washington Bridge will be closed next Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (July 11-14) from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, and on Friday, July 15 from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. the next morning. During these closures, all eastbound traffic will be limited to the bridge’s upper level. These closures are necessary to accommodate a pavement repair and replacement program.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One eastbound lane of the Holland Tunnel will close for repairs during overnight hours on Sunday, July 10, Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12, from 11:59 p.m. each night to 5:30 a.m. the following morning.
  • One westbound lane of the Holland Tunnel will close for repairs during overnight hours on Wednesday, July 13 and Thursday, July 14, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning.

To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at, call 511 or visit or

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