Date: Jun 20, 2007
Press Release Number: 54-2007
The Holland Tunnel will remain open to traffic tonight, June 20, when about 2,000 motorcyclists are scheduled to travel through the tunnel from Morris County, N.J., to Little Italy in Lower Manhattan as part of the 20th Annual Gooch’s Garlic Run, held by the New Jersey Chapter of the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club.
The benefit raises money for children with catastrophic illnesses. It begins at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall at 6:30 p.m. Since the run’s inception 20 years ago, the Port Authority – which operates the Holland Tunnel – has worked closely with organizers to make the event a success.
“Our agency is proud to be part of this worthwhile event,” said Port Authority Director of Tunnels, Bridges and Terminals Victoria Cross Kelly. “Last year the run raised about $57, 000 to help children in need.”
Eastbound motorists are advised that the north side (left side) of 12th Street in Jersey City will be closed from approximately 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to accommodate participants entering the tunnel. In addition, the left lanes of the toll plaza and the left side of the exit rotary in New York will be dedicated for the benefit run’s use. Motorists should expect delays and may want to use the Lincoln Tunnel as an alternate route.