Press Release Article


Date: Oct 04, 2013
Press Release Number: 99-2013

Upper level lanes will remain open during overnight hours

The upper-level lanes on the George Washington Bridge will remain open during the overnight hours of the week of October 7. Work crews have closed the lanes nightly on a rotating eastbound/westbound basis to accommodate an ongoing project to upgrade the bridge’s steel deck.

Next week, however, the contractor’s work crews will be performing daytime work on the project, which will require a single lane to be closed on the bridge.

The nightly lane closings, which go from Monday through Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., and from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. Friday into Saturday, will resume the week of October 14.

For up to the minute traffic and delay information, customers should sign up for Port Authority e-alerts at Travelers also can call 511 or visit or for further information.

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