Date: Jun 25, 2014
Press Release Number: 131-2014
Motorists are urged to use the Goethals Bridge as an alternative during the closure
The Bayonne Bridge will be temporarily closed in the northbound direction from 11 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. on Thursday morning, June 26, to allow work to proceed on the "Raise the Roadway" project.
Contractors will perform demolition activities on a concrete toll island adjacent to the Bayonne Bridge's northbound lanes during the brief closure. Due to the proximity of motorists to the work area, all traffic heading from Staten Island into Bayonne will be stopped to safely complete the work. The duration of the northbound hold is expected to last approximately 40 minutes. Southbound traffic will not be affected during this time.
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.
The 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.