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TRAVEL ADVISORY - BAYONNE BRIDGE WEEKEND CLOSURES TO RESUME THIS WEEKEND AS WORK CONTINUES ON "RAISE THE ROADWAY" PROJECT

Date: Sep 09, 2014
Press Release Number: 181-2014

Motorists are urged to use the Goethals Bridge as an alternative

The Bayonne Bridge will be closed from 9:00 p.m. Friday, September 12, to 5 a.m. Monday, September 15, as work proceeds on the "Raise the Roadway" project. The scheduled weekend work will expedite the safe removal of portions of the structure of the bridge and for the lifting of large steel and concrete sections onto the bridge. The Port Authority urges motorists to consider using the Goethals Bridge as an alternative.

The Port Authority's free weekend shuttle service will run on Friday, September 12 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shuttle service will be suspended on Saturday, September 13 and Sunday, September 14 due to the weekend's full closure.

The bridge will also be closed to traffic on the weekend of September 26.

Additional full weekend closures are expected throughout project and will be announced in advance. To receive the latest updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or www.511NJ.org for the latest regional traffic conditions.

The $1.3 billion Bayonne Bridge project is designed to raise the navigational clearance under the crossing to 215 feet to allow larger, modern ships to travel under it and to provide commuters with a modern roadway with 12-foot lanes, shoulders, a median and a 12-foot shared bike and pedestrian path.

CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency's network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.