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Press Release Article


MEDIA ADVISORY - LINCOLN TUNNEL HELIX PROJECT BEGINS OCTOBER 17

Date: Oct 09, 2008
Press Release Number: 116-2008

The New Jersey-bound Lincoln Tunnel helix will be closed to traffic Saturdays from 1:30 to 9:30 a.m. beginning October 17, until the scheduled project completion in late fall.

Two of the helix's four New Jersey-bound lanes will be closed between 11:30 p.m. on Fridays and 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays.

This $1 million capital improvement involves resurfacing the westbound helix exclusive bus lane and performing minor concrete deck repairs, and will keep the Lincoln Tunnel helix roadway in a state of good repair.

During the work, detours will direct traffic to New Jersey highways.

Work will be suspended for holiday weekends and also may be canceled in the event of unfavorable weather conditions.

For additional information, customers can consult the Weekly Traffic Advisory at www.panynj.info for updates or call 201 360-5000 in case of an emergency.

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 that may delay the trip across Port Authority bridges and tunnels. Travelers receive alerts on their cellular phone, PDA, pager, or e-mail account, and can customize the information they would like to receive.

CONTACT: Jennifer Friedberg, 212-435-7777