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TRAVEL ADVISORY - WEEKEND CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE FOR THE UPPER-LEVEL DECK REPLACEMENT PROJECT AT THE GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE

Date: Dec 20, 2013
Press Release Number: 145-2013

On Friday, December 20, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will close three of the four eastbound upper level lanes of the George Washington Bridge between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday morning as work continues on the upper-level deck replacement project. The lower-level will operate full-service and include cash lanes during this time.

On Saturday, December 21, three of four upper level lanes of the George Washington Bridge will be closed in both directions, beginning at 10 p.m. through Sunday morning at 10 a.m. The lower-level will operate full-service and include cash lanes during this time.

On Sunday, December 22, three of four westbound upper level lanes of the George Washington Bridge will be closed between the hours of 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday morning. At the completion of work Monday morning, all construction will be suspended throughout the holidays and will resume in mid-January. The project is expected to be completed in March.

The closures will allow contractors to replace critical steel deck panels on the current deck, significantly minimizing the chances of another emergency closure of the bridge during the holidays. Motorists traveling across the bridge during these times should consider alternate routes such as the Lincoln or Holland Tunnel, or use the lower level of the George Washington Bridge.

To learn more about the upper-level deck replacement project, visit http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/gwb-upper-deck-steel-rehab.html. For up-to-the-minute traffic updates at all Port Authority crossings, motorists are encouraged to sign up for Port Authority alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/.

CONTACT:
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where construction crews are building the iconic One World Trade Center, which is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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