Press Release Article


Date: Apr 17, 2009
Press Release Number: 47-2009

The New Jersey-bound Holland Tunnel will be closed Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 8 a.m. beginning April 18 until the scheduled project completion in fall. The repaving of the New York-bound south tube was completed in December 2008.

During the work, all New Jersey-bound traffic will be diverted to the Lincoln Tunnel.

The approach roadways will be repaved Mondays through Fridays during the off-peak hours of 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Work will be suspended on holidays and also may be canceled in the event of unfavorable weather conditions.

This work completes the $5.5 million capital improvement project to repave the north and south tubes, including approach ramps, and the replacement of cross drains, to keep the Holland Tunnel in a state of good repair.

For additional information and updates, customers can consult the Weekly Traffic Advisory at In case of an emergency, call 201 360-5000.

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

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Jen Friedberg, 212-435-7777

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia, Stewart International and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Port Authority Auto Marine Terminal; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Greenville Yard-Port Authority Marine Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan and is a partner in the Access to the Region’s Core tunnel project.

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