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TRAVEL ADVISORY - BAYONNE BRIDGE OPEN MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Date: May 26, 2016
Press Release Number: 81-2016

Scheduled Day and Overnight Construction Closures Resume Tuesday, May 31

In observance of Memorial Day weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will remain open from 5 a.m. Friday, May 27 through 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31 to accommodate ongoing construction work on the “Raise the Roadway” project.

On Tuesday, the bridge will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and again from 7 p.m. to 5 p.m. The bridge will then resume its normal weekday closure schedule.

During the week, the bridge is closed on Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and overnight on Mondays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. On certain weekdays the Bayonne Bridge will open a half-hour earlier – at 4:30 a.m. – to provide an alternate route for drivers affected by 4:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. traffic holds on the Goethals Bridge.

The closing was scheduled in conjunction with other regional agencies to minimize traffic impacts.

Next weekend, the Bayonne Bridge is scheduled to close Friday, June 3 at 11:59 p.m. and re-open Monday, June 6 at 5:00 a.m.

To receive real time traffic 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.

Contact:
The 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 the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center 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.