Press Release Article


Date: Aug 21, 2009
Press Release Number: 109-2009

Starting Saturday, August 22, the New York-bound Holland Tunnel will be closed Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 8 a.m. until the scheduled cross drain replacement project completion next month. Traffic will be diverted to the Lincoln Tunnel.

This $5.5 million capital improvement project to repave the north and south tubes, which includes approach ramps and the replacement of drains, will keep the Holland Tunnel in a state of good repair. The repaving of the New York- bound tunnel was completed in December and the New Jersey-bound tunnel repavement project was recently completed.

Work will be suspended for holiday weekends and also may be cancelled in the event of unfavorable weather conditions.
For additional information, customers can consult the Weekly Traffic Advisory at for updates or call 201 360-5000 in case of an emergency.

Customers also are encouraged to visit to sign up for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts. 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.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Jennifer Friedberg, 212 435 7777

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