Press Release Article


Date: Oct 19, 2012
Press Release Number: 142-2012

Agency will put two traffic holds in place at the north tube during the annual national multiple sclerosis bicycle charity event

The Port Authority is advising customers who may be planning to travel through the north tube of the Holland Tunnel during the morning hours of Sunday, October 21, to seek alternative routes into New Jersey. Motorists using the Holland Tunnel to travel into New York will not be affected.

The agency will initiate two traffic holds for all vehicles entering the north entrance of the Holland Tunnel. The holds are necessary to accommodate the 2,500 bicyclists expected to participate in the 28th Annual National Multiple Sclerosis Bicycle Charity Event.

The Port Authority will put the first traffic hold in place at approximately 7:45 a.m. and the second at approximately 8:15 a.m. Both holds will last for an estimated 20-25 minutes and may result in minor traffic delays. Local streets will remain open in New York and New Jersey during the “Rain or Shine” event.

Motorists who plan to be on the road during this time should consider taking the Lincoln Tunnel or the George Washington Bridge when travelling between Manhattan and New Jersey. Travelers can also check and for travel updates.

CONTACT: Rudy King or Chris Valens, 212-435-7777

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