Press Release Article


Date: Sep 17, 2015
Press Release Number: 136-2015

The Port Authority announced today that the Bayonne Bridge will close for part of the upcoming weekend to accommodate ongoing construction work on the bridge project. The closing was scheduled in conjunction with other regional agencies to minimize traffic impacts.

The bridge will be closed overnight from 9 p.m. Friday, September 18, to 9 a.m. Saturday, September 19. It will remain open during the day Saturday, and will be closed again overnight from 9 p.m. Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday, September 20. The bridge will then remain open Sunday. During the week, the bridge is closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night.

The Bayonne Bridge shuttle service, which provides alternate transportation for pedestrians and bicyclists, will operate from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

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

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