Press Release Article


Date: May 01, 2015
Press Release Number: 63-2015

Beginning Monday, May 4, the Port Authority will resume a steel deck improvement project on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge that may cause significant overnight delays. The closings will continue for the next 12 weeks.

Three of four upper level bridge lanes will be closed in either direction during the hours below:

  • Monday to Thursday from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning
  • Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. the following morning

Passenger vehicles should use the lower level to avoid delays, but also check electronic signs on the approach route, which will provide the latest travel times across the upper and lower levels. Motorists should also consider seeking an alternate route.

The lower level will be fully open to both cash and E-ZPass customers when work is occurring in the eastbound direction to New York. Trucks are required to use the upper level at all times.

Highway variable message signs, 511 and traffic reports will advise motorists in advance which direction will be under construction (on any given night). You can also check our website at for the current closure schedule. For regional traffic conditions, call 511 or visit or

For real-time traffic updates at the GWB and other Port Authority crossings, register for Bridge & Tunnel Alerts at

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