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TRAVEL ADVISORY - LANE CLOSURES SCHEDULED FOR GOETHALS BRIDGE, GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE, PALISADES INTERSTATE PARKWAY, BAYONNE BRIDGE, HOLLAND TUNNEL

Date: Jun 09, 2017
Press Release Number: 110-2017

The Port Authority will work with partner agencies to institute lane closures this weekend and/or next week at the Goethals Bridge, George Washington Bridge and Palisades Interstate Parkway, Bayonne Bridge, and Holland Tunnel. These closures are needed for ongoing construction and repair projects.
Goethals Bridge:

  • The 89-year-old Goethals Bridge will close to all traffic at 10 p.m. Friday, June 9, while workers reconfigure access approach lanes to allow the new replacement Goethals Bridge to open in stages on Saturday and Sunday.
  • The first of the bridge’s two new spans will open to New York-bound traffic during the late afternoon of Saturday, June 10, and to New Jersey-bound traffic during the late afternoon of Sunday, June 11. Drivers will be directed to the new bridge span.
  • The Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing will remain open through the weekend, to provide alternate routes for drivers between Staten Island and New Jersey. Drivers should consider using the Bayonne Bridge, as high traffic volumes are expected at the Outerbridge Crossing.

George Washington Bridge and Palisades Interstate Parkway:

  • The George Washington Bridge’s lower-level eastbound lanes will close from 9 p.m. Friday, June 9 through 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10, and will close again from 9 p.m. Saturday, June 10 through 11 a.m. Sunday, June 11.
  • Two of the George Washington Bridge’s four upper level westbound lanes will close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 9 through 8 a.m. Saturday, June 10, and will close again from 11:59 p.m. Saturday, June 10 through 8 a.m. Sunday, June 11.
  • One southbound lane of the Palisades Interstate Parkway in Fort Lee will close from 9 p.m. Friday, June 9 through 9 a.m. Saturday, June 10, and will close again from 9 p.m. Saturday, June 10 through 9 a.m. Sunday, June 11.
  • These closures are necessary for the ongoing replacement of the PIP Helix, which connects the Palisades Interstate Parkway to the George Washington Bridge; and for repairs to the George Washington Bridge’s upper level over the New Jersey anchorage. More information can be found at http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/restoring-the-george.html. These projects are part of the “Restoring the George” program of capital improvements at the world’s busiest bridge.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The Bayonne Bridge will remain open through the weekend, to provide alternate routes for drivers between Staten Island and New Jersey. The next closure of the Bayonne Bridge will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, June 12, to accommodate construction on the “Raise the Roadway” project to provide navigational clearance for larger container vessels.
  • The Bayonne 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, June 11 through Thursday June 15 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 in the Holland Tunnel will close during overnight hours from Sunday, June 11 through Thursday June 15 from, 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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