Date: Apr 19, 2012
Press Release Number: 52-2012
The Holland Tunnel's north tube – which handles traffic going from New York to New Jersey – will be closed for re-texturing this weekend from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 21 and on Sunday, April 22.
There will be no street closings in New York or New Jersey during these work periods in order to provide detour routes for all automobile traffic.
Customers traveling to New Jersey during the north tube closure Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22, will be diverted from the Varick Street approaches to Canal Street West down to West Street North or Hudson Street North, and advised to use the Lincoln Tunnel as their route back into New Jersey. Hudson Street traffic will be directed northbound. As with the south tube, each approach in New York City will have barricades, arrow boards and police personnel and vehicles on post.
Re-texturing is primarily done to improve the skid resistance on the tunnel's road surface, thereby enhancing road safety by minimizing the risks of a wet road surface. The work also will include cleaning grease residue and contaminants to make the roadway safer and restore its surface.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Justine Karp, 212-435-7777
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which does not receive tax dollars from either state, operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. This includes 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 Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Port Authority-Port Jersey 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.