Press Release Article


Date: Apr 29, 2016
Press Release Number: 62-2016

The George Washington Bridge’s lower-level eastbound lanes will continue to close during overnight hours this weekend and next week, for a pavement repair and replacement program.

The upcoming schedule for the bridge’s lower-level, eastbound lanes is as follows:

  • Tonight (Friday, April 29) these lanes will close from 10 p.m. through 8 a.m. Saturday, April 30.
  • On Saturday, April 30, these lanes will close from 11:59 p.m. through 8 a.m. Sunday, May 1.
  • On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights next week (May 2-5) the bridge will close from 9 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning.

Following their reopening at 5 a.m. Friday, May 6, these lanes will remain open through the weekend to accommodate travelers for Mother’s Day.

Eastbound traffic will be limited to the bridge’s upper level while these lower-level lanes are closed. Similar overnight closure schedules on the bridge’s lower-level eastbound lanes are expected to continue each week – depending on weather, holidays and other conditions – until mid-November.

The Port Authority scheduled these closures in conjunction with other regional agencies to minimize traffic impacts.

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

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