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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY AND NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION OFFICIALS TO BRIEF MEDIA ON POTENTIAL GRIDLOCK SITUATION AT HOLLAND TUNNEL DUE TO NEARBY ROUTE 139 RAMP FIRE

Date: Oct 01, 2017
Press Release Number: 182-2017

The Port Authority and New Jersey Department of Transportation officials will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 1, to discuss a potential gridlock situation that could develop at the Holland Tunnel this week, following a nearby fire at the Route 139 ramp in Jersey City on Friday night.

Top Port Authority and New Jersey Department of Transportation representatives will discuss steps being taken before Monday's morning and evening commutes to help minimize congestion and delays, and strongly urge commuters to consider taking alternate means of transportation, including bus, rail and ferry options.

The press conference will be held in the parking lot of the Holland Tunnel Administration Building, located at 250 Provost Street at the intersection with 13th Street in Jersey City (adjacent to the inbound Holland Tunnel).

The problems were caused by a Friday night fire under the Route 139 ramps that provide access from the tunnels to other destinations in Jersey City and westward. The ramp was damaged in the fire, resulting in westbound lane closures on the New Jersey side of the tunnel that has caused backups through the tunnel and on to New York City streets.

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Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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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.