Date: Jul 22, 2014
Press Release Number: 151-2014
Travelers urged to use the lower level to avoid delays
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey closed two upper-level eastbound lanes of the George Washington Bridge this morning to make emergency repairs to a section of the upper-level deck. Bridge officials expect the lanes to remain closed until approximately 3 p.m. The lane closures will affect New York-bound commuters, but will not impact commuters traveling from New York to New Jersey.
Motorists traveling eastbound to New York should consider alternate routes such as the Lincoln or Holland tunnels, or use the lower level of the George Washington Bridge, as there could be delays.
For up-to-the-minute traffic updates at all Port Authority crossings, motorists are encouraged to sign up for Port Authority alerts at www.paalerts.com.
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.