Outerbridge Crossing Pavement Replacement

  • About
  • Alternate Travel
  • Progress
  • Benefits
  • Truckers
  • Email Updates
  • Contact
Outerbridge Crossing

About

On April 24, 2013, the Board of Commissioners of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, approved a $23 million project to replace the pavement on the Outerbridge Crossing eastbound and westbound spans, toll plaza and approach roadways. The Outerbridge paving is the first of three innovative construction engineering projects representing a $2.8 billion total investment in the three bridges that connect Staten Island, New York and New Jersey. The other projects include construction of a new bridge to replace the Goethals Bridge, and the raising of the Bayonne Bridge roadway to allow for larger ships to pass through to our ports. These three Port Authority projects combined are expected to generate approximately 5,000 jobs, $600 million in wages and $2.5 billion in economic activity in the region.

Why is this necessary?

The Outerbridge Crossing, constructed in the late 1920s, carries NY-NJ Route 440 connecting Perth Amboy, New Jersey, with the New York City borough of Staten Island. The toll plaza concrete slabs were installed in 1977 and the spans were repaved in the early 2000s. Both of these surfaces have reached the end of their useful lives. The bridge roadway work is required to maintain the facility roadways in a state of good repair and to ensure the continuing travel safety for all our customers. The project scope includes structural rehabilitation of the roadway deck, curbs, safety walk, and parapets; full pavement replacement of the east and westbound spans and approach asphalt riding surfaces, and replacement of the concrete pavement in the toll plaza area.

Detour and Schedule Information

Work Schedule

The Outerbridge Crossing Pavement Replacement was completed ahead of schedule on October 10, 2013. The overnight bridge closures are no longer in effect. The bridge is open in both directions.

Alternate Travel

All traffic will be diverted to the Goethals Bridge where there will be additional staff to handle traffic during Outerbridge Crossing closure hours.

From Staten Island to the Goethals Bridge

Route 440 South (to New Jersey) will be closed right before the entrance to the bridge and detour signs will direct Route 440 traffic to the West Shore Expressway towards the Goethals Bridge. Local street traffic will be directed to Boscombe Avenue back onto West Shore Expressway towards Goethals Bridge.

Staten Island – New York

From New Jersey to the Goethals Bridge

Route 440 North (to New York) access to the Outerbridge Crossing will be closed from the State Street Exit (Perth Amboy) to the bridge and detour signs will direct traffic back onto Route 440 South, via State Street, towards the Goethals Bridge via the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike.

Perth Amboy – New Jersey

Progress

The Outerbridge Crossing Pavement Replacement was completed ahead of schedule on October 10, 2013. The overnight bridge closures are no longer in effect. The bridge is open in both directions.

Truckers

Beginning July 9, 2013 and continuing through October 2013, the Port Authority will close the Outerbridge Crossing overnight in both directions to perform pavement replacement and deck repair work.

  • Monday—Thursday, 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. the next day
  • Friday, 11:59 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. Saturday

There will be no closures Labor Day Weekend (beginning Friday morning through Tuesday morning) or Columbus Day Weekend (beginning Friday morning through Tuesday morning).

This work is weather dependent and may be postponed due to heavy rain.

OVERSIZE VEHICLE MOVEMENTS

Continuing through October 2013, the Port Authority will close the Outerbridge Crossing overnight in both directions to perform pavement replacement and deck repair work.

  • Tuesday—Friday, beginning at 2:00 a.m.
  • Friday, Saturday & Sunday, beginning at 10:00 p.m.

During non-closure periods and weekends, over-dimensional movements will be permitted westbound at the Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge, under normal procedures

If you have any questions, please contact the Staten Island Bridges Communications Desk at 718 390-2501

Benefits

Roadway

Pavement replacement at the Outerbridge Crossing will improve traffic safety, provide a smoother riding surface, and reduce future delays for periodic maintenance.

Local Jobs

The project is expected to result in 40 direct job-years and direct payroll wages of $3 million. The total economic activity impact amounts to 120 job-years, $7 million in wages and $39 million in economic activity.

Email Updates

Completing all of the contact fields gives the Port Authority the ability to send you invitations to meetings on project progress and to send you periodic project updates.










   -



* Indicates required field


loading

Ways To Stay Informed

Email questions to outerbridgepaving@panynj.gov

Sign up for Outerbridge Crossing Alerts at www.obxalerts.com

Call 511in both NY & NJ or visit their websites at www.511ny.org or www.511nj.org for current traffic conditions

Call us at any time, toll-free, at 1-855-267-5204, for noise complaints and other project concerns or information

For truck and oversize vehicle restrictions, call 1-718-390-2501

Contact Us

If you have questions related to the Outerbridge Crossing Pavement Replacement Project, please email us at outerbridgepaving@panynj.gov or call 1-855-267-5204.


Alerts & Advisories

Be the first to know about delays.
Sign up here


Small Business Opportunities

Learn more about MWSBE opportunities



Web Site Disclaimer
© 2001-CurrentYear The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. All Rights Reserved.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
(212) 435-7000  •  225 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10003