Press Release Article


Date: Apr 02, 2003
Press Release Number: 39-2003

Roadway paving between the Lincoln Tunnel’s New Jersey toll plaza and the tunnel’s three tubes will begin on Friday, April 4, and will continue on selected weekends until late July.

The scheduled 15-week project will close one lane of the tunnel Friday at 11 p.m. through Monday at 5 a.m. A full closure of the tube will occur on Fridays from 11:59 p.m. through Saturdays at 10 a.m. and Sundays from 1 a.m. until 11 a.m.

This initiative is the final stage of a $32.5 million rehabilitation of the toll plaza that began in 1997. The project has also provided for the replacement of tollbooths and pavement of the tunnel’s approach roads.

To avoid delays, motorists should consider the Holland Tunnel or George Washington Bridge as alternate routes. Additional information will be posted at the toll lanes and on highway advisory radio.

Customer service representatives can be reached at 800 221-9903 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, for information and assistance on alternate routes. Automated information is available at other times. Information is also available on the Port Authority’s Web site:

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; the George Washington Bridge; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH rapid-transit system; the Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority is self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.

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