Date: Sep 07, 2012
Press Release Number: 118-2012
The Port Authority is advising motorists about tonight’s overnight diversion on the westbound approach to the Goethals Bridge to accommodate an agency project to remove scaffolding at the bridge’s administration building. The diversion will be in effect from 10 p.m. Friday, September 7, until 6 a.m. Saturday, September 8.
Westbound traffic approaching the Goethals Bridge will be reduced to one lane before being diverted to Goethals Road North (service road) from Route 278 West at the last off-ramp before the administration building. Traffic will detour on the service road before reentering onto the two open westbound lanes leading to the bridge. This work is weather dependent.
The diversion is needed to allow for placement of a crane in the westbound lanes to safely remove scaffold sections. During the diversions, minimal delays are expected. Drivers should plan ahead and check www.511ny.org for up-to-the-minute traffic updates.
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