Press Release Article


Date: Nov 03, 2016
Press Release Number: 213-2016

To accommodate Port Authority construction on the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project, Exit 13 of the New Jersey Turnpike will be closed to southbound traffic during the following hours tonight, Friday night and Saturday night (November 3-5):

  • From 7:30 p.m. tonight (Thursday, November 3) through 5 a.m. Friday, November 4
  • From 7:30 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Saturday, November 5
  • From 9:30 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday, November 6

During these times, signs will direct southbound drivers on the New Jersey Turnpike to detours at Exit 13A and Exit 12. Northbound traffic on the turnpike will not be affected. Traffic across the Goethals Bridge in both directions also will not be affected.

The Bayonne Bridge will close later than originally scheduled on Thursday night – from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. -- to provide an alternate route for drivers. The Bayonne Bridge is also scheduled to close from 9 p.m. Friday night, to 8 a.m. Saturday.

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

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