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TRAVEL ADVISORY - BAYONNE BRIDGE TO BE CLOSED THIS WEEKEND AS WORK CONTINUES ON "RAISE THE ROADWAY" PROJECT

Date: May 12, 2014
Press Release Number: 99-2014

Motorists are urged to use the Goethals Bridge as an alternative

The Bayonne Bridge will be closed beginning at 9 p.m. Friday, May 16, and continuing through 5 a.m. Monday, May 19, to allow work to proceed on the "Raise the Roadway" project, which will allow larger, more efficient ships to access the region's port terminals. The scheduled weekend work will allow for the safe removal of portions of the structure of the bridge and for the lifting of large steel and concrete sections onto the bridge.

The Port Authority's free weekend shuttle service will run on Friday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The shuttle service will be suspended on Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18 due to the weekend's full closure. It will return the weekend of May 23 and will operate Friday through Sunday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. through October.

Additional full weekend closures are expected throughout this year and will be announced in advance. To receive the latest updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at http://paalerts.com/, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or www.511NJ.org for the latest regional traffic conditions.

Contact:
The 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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