The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has started construction on the Bayonne Bridge "Raise the Roadway"Project that will allow our region to welcome larger, more efficient vessels to its ports.
To complete this critically important project on time, overnight bridge closures will be required. Such overnight closures will begin on January 8, 2014, and continue through the duration of the project.
Please note: while the improved bridge will be open to larger vessels in 2015, motorists should expect roadway closures to continue through the project's completion date in 2017.
Overnight closure hours for January and February 2014 are listed below. This schedule may change in subsequent months.
To receive the notification of schedule updates, visit our website at panynj.gov/bayonnebridge, and sign up for email alerts.
In addition, up to eight full weekend closures of the Bayonne Bridge will be required each year during the construction period. These weekend closures will be announced in advance. The Bayonne Bridge "Raise the Roadway" Project is the second of three innovative bridge construction projects representing a $2.8 billion investment in the three bridges that connect Staten Island, New York and New Jersey: the Bayonne Bridge, the Outerbridge Crossing, and the Goethals Bridge. The Outerbridge Crossing Paving Project was successfully completed ahead of schedule in October 2013.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has awarded awarded a 40-year design-build-finance-maintain contract to NYNJ Link Partnership as part of a $1.5 billion public-private partnership (PPP) to replace the current Goethals Bridge with a new state-of-the-art cable-stayed span. This will be the first bridge the Port Authority's built since 1931 when the George Washington Bridge opened to vehicular traffic. The project also marks the first true surface transportation public-private partnership in the Northeast.
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