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TRAVEL ADVISORY - LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR THE PALISADES INTERSTATE PARKWAY, HUDSON TERRACE, BAYONNE BRIDGE AND HOLLAND TUNNEL

Date: May 19, 2017
Press Release Number: 100-2017

The Port Authority has scheduled lane closures this weekend and/or next week at the Palisades Interstate Parkway and Hudson Terrace in Fort Lee, N.J., and the Bayonne Bridge and Holland Tunnel. These closures are needed for ongoing construction and repair projects.

Palisades Interstate Parkway and Hudson Terrace:

  • From 10 p.m. Friday, May 19 through 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, a section of southbound lanes on the Palisades Interstate Parkway will be closed for repair as part of the “Restoring the George” program of capital improvements at the George Washington Bridge. At the same time, Hudson Terrace will be closed in both directions. Drivers will be directed to designated detours. More information is available at www.panynj.gov/RestoringTheGeorgePIP

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, May 19 through 8 a.m. Saturday, May 20 to accommodate construction on the “Raise the Roadway” project to provide navigational clearance for larger container vessels.
  • The bridge also closes 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 traffic holds on the Goethals Bridge.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the Holland Tunnel will close during overnight hours from Sunday, May 21 through Thursday May 25 from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. These closures are necessary for ongoing concrete repairs in the tunnel.
  • One eastbound lane will close during overnight hours from Sunday, May 21 through Thursday, May 25 from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are necessary for ongoing concrete repairs in the tunnel.

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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