Press Release Article


Date: Aug 31, 2015
Press Release Number: 126-2015

The Port Authority announced today that the George Washington Bridge’s lower level westbound lanes to New Jersey will be closed during nighttime hours, beginning tonight (August 31) through Thursday night from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning. All lanes will remain open Friday night to accommodate travelers during the Labor Day weekend.

Similar weeknight closures, alternating between the lower level eastbound and westbound lanes, are expected to continue through mid-October. The Port Authority will provide weekly advisories about the closures.

The closures will allow for the removal of temporary construction platforms used for the upper level deck installation. The Port Authority will alert the public through its own and its regional partners’ highway variable message signs, with messages directing drivers to use the upper level in the affected direction.

To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at, call 511 or visit or

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