Date: May 02, 2014
Press Release Number: 95-2014
Traffic Will Be Detoured to the Van Wyck Expressway
Due to ongoing construction at John F. Kennedy International Airport, full closures in both directions on the JFK Expressway will begin tonight at 11 p.m. on Friday, May 2, until 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 4.
Last fall, the Port Authority announced various airport improvement projects, which includes the closure of the JFK Expressway into the Central Terminal Area (CTA) this weekend for replacement bridge construction above the roadway. This will necessitate drivers use the Van Wyck Expressway instead into the airport to access the CTA.
The Port Authority recognizes the importance of the JFK Expressway to travelers, but asks patrons for patience during this important initiative for the airport. Fliers are urged to leave extra time to get to and from the airport during the improvements. Where possible, work in other airport areas will be confined to the evening and overnight hours.
All closures are subject to weather.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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.