Press Release Article


Date: Jul 15, 2016
Press Release Number: 128-2016

The Bayonne Bridge, George Washington Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Holland Tunnel will be instituting lane closures either this weekend or next week due to ongoing construction and/or repair projects.

The closings, scheduled in conjunction with other regional agencies to minimize traffic impacts, are as follows:

George Washington Bridge:

  • The GWB’s lower-level eastbound lanes will close Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (July 18-22) from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. each following morning; and on Friday, July 15 from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. the next morning. During these closures, all eastbound traffic will be limited to the bridge’s upper level. These closures are necessary to accommodate a repair and repaving project.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The Bayonne Bridge will close this weekend from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 15 until 5 a.m. Monday, July 18, to accommodate construction on the “Raise the Roadway” project.
  • The Bayonne Bridge will close during the following weekday hours next week, also for “Raise the Roadway” construction: Mondays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and overnight on Mondays through Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. On certain weekdays the bridge will open at 4:30 a.m. to provide an alternate route for drivers affected by 4:30 a.m. to 5 a.m. traffic holds on the Goethals Bridge.
  • Staten Island residents: Beginning on or about Monday, July 18, overnight street closures of Richmond Terrace between Nicholas Avenue and Morningstar Road will be required to safely allow for overhead roadway installation. These closures will take place Mondays through Saturdays, from 9 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. each following morning. They will take place for approximately 12 weeks. During this time, residents will have local access to Newark Avenue and John Street.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane of the Holland Tunnel will close during overnight hours on Sunday through Thursday (July 17 through July 21) from 11:50 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. These closures are necessary for repairs to the tunnel’s air supply ports.

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

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