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TRAVEL ADVISORY - GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE HOSTS CAMPAGNOLO GRAN FONDO BIKING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP ON SUNDAY, MAY 21

Date: May 19, 2017
Press Release Number: 98-2017

The Port Authority’s George Washington Bridge will host the Campagnolo Gran Fondo Biking World Championship on Sunday, May 21. The event, which attracts approximately 5,000 participants, will be held in two races consisting of 50- and 100-mile courses and includes riders from more than 93 countries. The course overview can be found here:

https://gfny.com/course

To accommodate the event, the George Washington Bridge’s entire lower level will close between 11 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. Saturday, May 20, and will reopen by 10 a.m. Sunday, May 21. The bridge’s upper level will remain open throughout the event and no delays are anticipated due to traditionally light traffic at that time.

The Port Authority’s “Restoring the George” rehabilitation program for the George Washington Bridge will include significant sidewalk and ADA enhancements to improve cyclists’ and pedestrians’ access to and experience on the bridge. Upon completion, the Port Authority will open a second walkway on the bridge. Rather than continuing to share the same walkway, cyclists will be directed to the path on the bridge’s northern side and pedestrians to the path on the southern side.

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.