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TRAVEL ADVISORY - BAYONNE BRIDGE TO CLOSE FOR PART OF WEEKEND TO ACCOMMODATE ONGOING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

Date: Nov 05, 2015
Press Release Number: 174-2015

The Port Authority announced today that the Bayonne Bridge during the overnight hours from Friday night through Saturday morning, and again from Saturday night through Sunday morning, to accommodate ongoing construction work on the bridge project. The closings were scheduled in conjunction with other regional agencies to minimize traffic impacts.

The Bayonne Bridge weekend closures are as follows:

  • The bridge will close at 9 p.m. Friday, November 6, and reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday.
  • The bridge will close again at 9 p.m. Saturday, November 7, and reopen at 9 a.m. Sunday.
  • The Bayonne Bridge’s seasonal shuttle has concluded service for 2015. Service is expected to resume Sunday, May 1, 2016.

The Port Authority also announced a change to next week’s schedule of weekday closures, as follows:

  • On Monday, November 9, the bridge will remain open through the day and will close overnight from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • On Wednesday, November 11m the bridge will remain open through the day and will close overnight from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • On Tuesday, November 10, Thursday, November 12, and Friday, November 13, the bridge will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day and will close overnight from 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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

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 the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center 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.


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