Date: Aug 06, 2014
Press Release Number: 161-2014
Motorists are urged to use the Goethals Bridge as an alternative during the traffic holds
The Port Authority will temporarily hold traffic on the Bayonne Bridge in both directions for approximately 20 minutes at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 7, to allow work to proceed on the “Raise the Roadway” project. The holds will allow the Port Authority and its contractor to safely move and position oversize trailers onto the bridge.
Due to the low volume of traffic during those hours, the Port Authority does not expect significant delays, but motorists are encouraged to use the Goethals Bridge to avoid delays of up to 20 minutes.
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.