Press Release Article


Date: Jun 26, 2008
Press Release Number: 63-2008

All New Jersey-bound lower level lanes of the George Washington Bridge will be closed for paving during overnight hours on weekends beginning Friday, June 27, until the scheduled project completion in the fall.

The paving project is part of the Port Authority’s $1.3 billion, 10-year capital investment in the bridge to keep it safe and in a state of good repair. The bridge deck was last paved in 1997.

The lane closings will occur from 10 p.m. Fridays through 10 a.m. Saturdays, and from 10 p.m. Saturdays through 10 a.m. Sundays, weather permitting.

Considerable delays may occur. Traffic will be diverted to the span’s upper level and to the Lincoln Tunnel.

For additional information, customers can call the Port Authority at 800 221-9903.

Customers also are encouraged to visit to sign up for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts. This free subscription service notifies customers of incidents or events at Port Authority bridges and tunnels that may delay their trip. Travelers receive alerts on their cellular phone, PDA, pager, or e-mail account and can customize the information they would like to receive.

Jennifer Friedberg, 212 435-7777,

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