Press Release Article


Date: May 20, 2016
Press Release Number: 78-2016

The Holland Tunnel next week will continue its series of nighttime and early-morning closures of one lane westbound Sunday through Thursday, and one lane eastbound Thursday through Friday for repairs to the tunnel's air supply ports. These closures are expected to continue through June 2018.

Next week's closure schedules are as follows.

One westbound lane (to New Jersey) will be closed:

  • Sunday evening, May 22, from 11:59 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Monday, May 23
  • Monday evening, May 23, from 11:59 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 24
  • Tuesday evening, May 24, from 11:59 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 25
  • Wednesday evening, May 25, from 11:59 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Thursday, May 26

One eastbound lane (to New York) will be closed:

  • Thursday evening, May 26, from 11:00 p.m. until 5 a.m. Friday, May 27

Overnight on Sundays through Thursdays, New Jersey-bound Holland Tunnel traffic could experience heavy congestion especially at the intersections of Varick and Watts streets, Varick and Broom streets, and Hudson and Canal streets. Port Authority Police will be on hand to direct traffic. Motorists may wish to consider alternate routes during these times.

On certain occasions due to the ongoing schedule of this project, lane closures will be necessary on Saturday and/or Sunday mornings. On those mornings, minor traffic delays are expected in both the New Jersey-bound and New York-bound directions.

These closings were scheduled 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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