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TRAVEL ADVISORY - GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE LOWER LEVEL LANES TO REMAIN OPEN OVERNIGHT TO ACCOMMODATE TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE REROUTED BY CLOSURE

Date: Jul 19, 2016
Press Release Number: 130-2016

Tonight’s planned closure of lower-level lanes on the George Washington Bridge, for an ongoing repair and repaving project, has been canceled. All lanes on the George Washington Bridge will remain open overnight, in order to accommodate drivers displaced by the closure of the Tappan Zee Bridge due to a crane collapse.
Drivers should expect delays due to higher-than-normal traffic volumes.
To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or www.511NJ.org.

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