Press Release Article


Date: Jul 24, 2009
Press Release Number: 96-2009

The New York-bound Lincoln Tunnel helix will close for resurfacing of the right lane on Saturdays from 12:01 to 8 a.m. and on Sundays from 12:01 to 9 a.m. beginning July 25 until the scheduled project completion in fall.

During the work, detours will direct all New York-bound traffic off eastbound Route 495 and back to the Lincoln Tunnel entrance. Delays are expected.

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

This work is part of a $2 million project to resurface the helix. The majority of the pavement was last rehabilitated in 1996 and 1997; this work will maintain the structure in a state of good repair and provide a smoother riding surface and reduction of delays for periodic maintenance.

For additional information and updates, customers can consult the Weekly Traffic Advisory at In case of an emergency, call 201 617-8115.

Customers also are 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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