Press Release Article


Date: Nov 04, 2016
Press Release Number: 215-2016

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

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

George Washington Bridge:

  • Three of the GWB's four upper-level westbound lanes will close from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5. The lower-level westbound lanes will remain fully open. Cars are advised to use the lower level lanes, but trucks must use the upper level. This work is necessary for the replacement of the Palisades Interstate Parkway (PIP) Helix and rehabilitation of the bridge's upper-level spans over Hudson Terrace and the New Jersey anchorage, part of the "Restoring the George" initiative.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, November 4 through 8 a.m. Saturday, November 5 to accommodate construction on the “Raise the Roadway” project.
  • The bridge also closes during weekday hours: Mondays through 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 traffic holds on the Goethals Bridge.
  • For Staten Island residents: Overnight closures of Richmond Terrace between Nicholas Avenue and Morningstar Road will take place Mondays through Saturdays, from 9 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning, for the next several weeks. During this time, residents will have local access to Newark Avenue and John Street. These closures are required to safely allow for overhead roadway installation.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the Holland Tunnel will close during overnight hours from Sunday, November 6 through Wednesday, November 10, from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. These closures are necessary for ongoing tunnel repairs.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • The Port Authority has begun the necessary replacement of the Lincoln Tunnel’s toll collection system. This project will require the closure of at least one of the tunnel’s toll lanes at any given time, for approximately six months. Travel patterns will be adjusted to direct drivers to alternate lanes. Lanes within the tunnel will not be affected by the toll lane closures.

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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