Press Release Article


Date: May 20, 2016
Press Release Number: 76-2016

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

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

  • Tonight (Friday, May 20), these lanes will close from 10 p.m. through 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14.
  • On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights next week (May 23-26), these lanes will close from 9 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning.
  • These lanes will remain open through Memorial Day Weekend (Friday, May 27 through Monday, May 30) and will close again from 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 31 through 8 a.m. Wednesday, June 1.

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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