Date: Jun 18, 2008
Press Release Number: 59-2008
New York-bound Holland Tunnel motorists are advised to expect delays and use the Lincoln Tunnel or other alternate route on Wednesday, June 18, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The 21st Annual Gooch’s Garlic Run from Rockaway Town Square Mall in Morris County, N.J., anticipates 1,500 motorcyclists will pass through the Holland Tunnel on their way to Little Italy in Lower Manhattan.
Two left lanes of 12th Street in Jersey City will be closed from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. to accommodate participants entering the tunnel. The far left lane of the toll plaza and the left lane of the exit rotary in New York will be dedicated for the benefit run’s use.
The run, held by the New Jersey Chapter of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, raises money for children with catastrophic illnesses in New York and New Jersey. Since its inception, the Port Authority has worked closely with the organizers to make the event a success.
For additional information, customers can call the Port Authority at 800 221-9903.
Customers also are encouraged to visit www.panynj.info to sign up for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts. This free subscription service notifies customers of incidents or events at Port Authority bridges and tunnels that may delay their trip. Travelers receive alerts on their cellular phone, PDA, pager, or e-mail account and can customize the information they would like to receive.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey