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TRAVEL ADVISORY - BAYONNE BRIDGE TO REMAIN OPEN THIS WEEKEND FOR FATHER'S DAY

Date: Jun 18, 2015
Press Release Number: 87-2015

Work on Lincoln Tunnel Helix rehabilitation project also suspended for the holiday weekend

The Port Authority announced today that the Bayonne Bridge will remain open this weekend, June 20 and 21, to lessen traffic impacts for those traveling during the Father's Day weekend.

The bridge will close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, June 19, through 8 a.m. Saturday, June 20. The bridge will then remain open until 9 a.m. Monday, June 22.

The Bayonne Bridge shuttle service, which provides alternate transportation for pedestrians and cyclists, will operate from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, June 19, and from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21.

In addition to the Bayonne Bridge, work on the Lincoln Tunnel Helix rehabilitation project will continue with its nightly traffic diversions between 11:30 p.m. Friday, June 19, until 8 a.m. Saturday, June 20. At that point, the Helix work will be suspended until Monday, June 22.

No work will take place at any other Port Authority crossing this weekend.

To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or www.511NJ.org.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

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