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Date: Jul 13, 2017
Press Release Number: 131-2017

The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend – from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 14, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 17 – to accommodate ongoing construction work on the crossing.

Once the bridge opens at 5 a.m. Monday, July 17, it will remain open until its standard 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. overnight closing on Monday night. The Bayonne Bridge’s overnight closings are cancelled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 18 through July 20. However, on those nights, there may be two 15-minute traffic holds between the hours of 12 a.m. and 4 a.m. in the southbound direction to allow for the delivery of construction materials.

During this weekend’s closing, traffic will initially be detoured via 5th Street in Bayonne to support construction activities. Beginning at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 15, traffic will be detoured via Avenue A for the duration of the bridge closing.

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

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