Press Release Article


Date: Jan 26, 2016
Press Release Number: 19-2016

Beginning on Wednesday, January 27, the Goethals Bridge will institute traffic holds in both directions from 4:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. approximately three days per week. The traffic holds, which are expected to continue for about a year, are necessary to accommodate the safe transfer of concrete girders across the Goethals Bridge as part of the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project.

The Bayonne Bridge will open at 4:30 a.m. on affected days to provide an alternate route for Goethals Bridge drivers. The Outerbridge Crossing is another alternate route.

The public will be notified of the traffic holds via variable messaging signs on approaching roadways. In addition, drivers may receive notifications via text message and/or email by signing up for e-alerts by visiting Drivers may also call 511 or visit visit or for the latest traffic information.

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