Press Release Article


Date: Jun 24, 2016
Press Release Number: 109-2016

The Holland Tunnel continues its series of overnight lane closures next week, beginning Sunday night (June 26), for repairs to the tunnel’s air supply ports. These closures are expected to continue through June 2018.

Next week, one westbound lane (to New Jersey) will be closed at the following times:

  • Sunday night, June 26, from 11:59 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Monday, June 27
  • Monday night, June 27, from 11:59 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 28
  • Tuesday night, June 28, from 11:59 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 29
  • Wednesday night, June 29, from 11:59 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Thursday, June 30
  • Thursday night, June 30, from 11:59 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. Friday, July 1

While these closures are in effect overnight, New Jersey-bound Holland Tunnel traffic could experience heavy congestion, especially at the intersections of Varick and Watts streets, Varick and Broome 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.

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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