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TRAVEL ADVISORY - BAYONNE BRIDGE TO CLOSE TONIGHT, DECEMBER 1, DURING OVERNIGHT HOURS

Date: Dec 01, 2017
Press Release Number: 217-2017

No more weekend Bayonne Bridge closings this year; Bridge will be closed on select Friday nights only; Lane closings also scheduled for GWB and Holland and Lincoln tunnels

The Bayonne Bridge will be closed tonight, December 1, during the overnight hours. It will remain open beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, December 2, through the rest of the weekend and through next Friday, December 8. Lane closings also are planned for the George Washington Bridge, the Holland Tunnel and the Lincoln Tunnel this weekend and/or next week for ongoing construction and repair projects.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 1, until 8 a.m. Saturday, December 2.
  • The bridge will no longer be closed during the overnight hours between Mondays and Thursdays until spring 2018.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, December 3, through Thursday, December 7, from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. The closings are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • One eastbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, December 3, through Thursday, December 7, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. The closings are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • The East Ramp and a portion of Helix Lane 1 will be closed from 12:01 a.m. to 8 am on Saturday, December 2, and from 12:01 am to 9 a.m. Sunday, December 3. The Center Ramp will be open during these times for all inbound local traffic. The closings are needed for ongoing water main repairs.

George Washington Bridge:

  • The lower level eastbound lanes will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, December 1, through 8 a.m. Saturday, December 2, and from 9 p.m. Saturday, December 2, through 11 a.m. Sunday, December 3. Note: The Saturday night closings will occur three hours earlier than Friday night and last three hours longer on Sunday morning than on Saturday morning.
  • Three lanes on the bridge’s upper level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, December 1, through 10 a.m. Saturday, December 2, and from 10 p.m. Saturday, December 2, through 10 a.m. Sunday, December 3.

These lane closings are part of the Port Authority’s ongoing Restoring the George program, which involves major rehabilitation work at the George Washington Bridge.

To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at www.paalerts.com, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or www.511NJ.org.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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