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TRAVEL ADVISORY - BAYONNE BRIDGE TO REMAIN OPEN MOST OF THE WEEKEND; CONSTRUCTION WORK SCHEDULED TO BEGIN LATE TONIGHT WILL END AT 8 A.M. SATURDAY

Date: Aug 11, 2017
Press Release Number: 149-2017

Lane closings and service adjustments also planned at the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel and Goethals Bridge

The Bayonne Bridge will be closed overnight starting at 11:59 p.m. tonight, and reopening 8 a.m. tomorrow morning, Saturday, August 12. Once reopened, the bridge will remain open until 7 p.m. Monday, August 14.

Next week, the bridge will close Monday through Thursday, August 14 through 17, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following mornings for ongoing construction work. On certain overnights, the Bayonne Bridge will open by 4:30 a.m. to provide an alternate route for drivers affected by 4:30-5 a.m. holds on the Goethals Bridge.

The Port Authority also is planning the following closures and/or lane closings at the Holland Tunnel, George Washington Bridge and Goethals Bridge this weekend and/or next week for ongoing construction and repair projects.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane will close during overnight hours on Sunday, August 13, through Thursday August 17, from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. These closings are necessary for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • One eastbound lane will close during overnight hours on Sunday, August 13, through Thursday August 17, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closings are necessary for ongoing tunnel repairs.

George Washington Bridge:

  • The bridge’s upper level westbound lanes will have two lanes closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 11, through 10 a.m. Saturday, August 12, and from 10 p.m. Saturday through 10 a.m. Sunday.
  • The left lane on the Palisades Interstate Parkway southbound ramp at the bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Saturday, August 11, through 8 a.m. Saturday, August 12.

These closings 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 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.

Goethals Bridge:

  • The bridge will have traffic holds between 4:30 a.m. and 5 a.m. each morning starting Monday, August 14 and running through Wednesday, August 16 to accommodate the movement of steel girders.

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