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TRAVEL ADVISORY - LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR THE BAYONNE BRIDGE, HOLLAND TUNNEL, LINCOLN TUNNEL AND GOETHALS BRIDGE

Date: Oct 21, 2016
Press Release Number: 201-2016

The Bayonne Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel and Goethals Bridge will institute lane closings this weekend and/or next week due to ongoing construction and repair projects.

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

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, October 21, through 7 p.m. Sunday, October 23.
  • Overnight bridge closures are scheduled for Monday, October 24, through Thursday, October 27, from 7 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning. On certain weekdays, the bridge will open at 4:30 a.m. to provide an alternate route for drivers affected by the 4:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. traffic holds on the Goethals Bridge.
  • Full closures are scheduled for Monday, October 24, through Friday, October 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • For Staten Island residents: Overnight closures of Richmond Terrace between Nicholas Avenue and Morningstar Road will take place Mondays through Saturdays, from 9 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning, for the next several weeks. During this time, residents will have local access to Newark Avenue and John Street. These closures are required to safely allow for overhead roadway installation.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the Holland Tunnel will close during overnight hours from Sunday, October 23, through Thursday, October 27, from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. These closures are necessary for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • On Sunday, October 23, westbound traffic through the tunnel will be held for 30 minutes, beginning at 7:15 a.m., to accommodate the Bike MS NYC 2016 event.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • All eastbound lanes on the tunnel’s helix will close from 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 23, through 5 a.m. Monday, October 24. These closures are necessary for the replacement of toll collection equipment.
  • Beginning 5 a.m. Monday, October 24, two of the tunnel’s 14 toll lanes will close for approximately two weeks for necessary replacement of toll collection equipment. Travel patterns will be adjusted to direct drivers to alternate lanes. Lanes within the tunnel will not be affected by the toll lane closures.

Goethals Bridge:

  • A ramp connecting westbound traffic from the Goethals Bridge to Relocated Bayway in Elizabeth, N.J. will close from 11:59 p.m. Sunday, October 23, through 3 a.m. the following morning. The ramp will then close on Monday, October 24, through Wednesday, October 26, from 10 p.m. each night to 3 a.m. the following morning. These closures are necessary to accommodate work on the Goethals Bridge Replacement Program.

To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for the Port Authority’s 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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