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WORK CONTINUES TO PROGRESS ON BAYONNE BRIDGE "RAISE THE ROADWAY" AS PORT AUTHORITY REOPENS WEST 4TH STREET IN BAYONNE ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11

Date: Jun 11, 2014
Press Release Number: 119-2014

Street reopens two days early as work begins on Juliette Street

West 4th Street under the Bayonne Bridge will reopen on Wednesday, June 11, after being closed to allow construction to continue on "Raise the Roadway" Project. Despite heavy rain and additional weather delays that limited steel work, the Port Authority was able to complete the planned work two days ahead of schedule.

As a result of the closure, the construction work completed included:

  • Mobilization of traffic control equipment to close street
  • Deployment of noise mitigation measures, such as portable sound walls
  • Removal of existing wood planking/Clean existing steel
  • Crane mobilization
  • Removal of existing steel girder
  • Demobilization and re-opening of West 4th Street

The Port Authority will now begin work on Juliette Street, which will be closed for a maximum of 10 working days, starting on Wednesday, June 11 to allow continued demolition work to be performed for the "Raise the Roadway" Project. The Port Authority will expedite the construction activities to the extent feasible, to expedite the reopening of Juliette Street.

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.

The $1.3 billion Bayonne Bridge project is designed to raise the navigational clearance under the crossing to 215 feet to allow larger, modern ships to travel under it and to provide commuters with a modern roadway with 12-foot lanes, shoulders, a median and a 12-foot shared bike and pedestrian path.

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