Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: May 31, 2019
Press Release Number: 80-2019

Lane closings planned at the Bayonne Bridge, George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Outerbridge Crossing and Goethals Bridge

Lanes will be closed this weekend and/or next week at the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Outerbridge Crossing, Goethals Bridge and Bayonne Bridge for ongoing construction and repair projects.

George Washington Bridge:

  • Two lanes on the bridge’s upper-level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, May 31, through 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1.
  • The Palisades Interstate Parkway southbound will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, May 31, through 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1.
  • The bridge’s lower-level eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, May 31, through 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1.
  • One lane on the bridge’s westbound side will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 1.
  • The bridge’s lower level will be closed from 11 p.m. Saturday, June 1, through 10 a.m. Sunday, June 2, for the GWB Challenge race.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, June 2, through Thursday, June 6, from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • One eastbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, June 2, through Thursday, June 6, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • Beginning on Monday June 3, through Thursday, June 6, from 9 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning, two left lanes on 14th Street between Manila Ave. and Erie St. will be closed. The lane closures are needed to accommodate major sewer rehabilitation work being done by Jersey City.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • One lane on the bridge’s northbound roadway (into Bayonne) and/or one lane on the bridge’s southbound roadway (into Staten Island) will be closed Saturday June 1, through Friday, June 7, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Goethals Bridge:

  • One lane on the bridge’s eastbound side will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning on Tuesday, June 4, and Wednesday, June 5.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • One lane on the bridge’s eastbound side will be closed Monday through Thursday, June 3 through June 6, from 10 p.m. nightly until 5 a.m. the following morning.

PATH:

  • PATH’s World Trade Center station will be closed this weekend, starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, June 1, through 5 a.m., Monday, June 3. Service on the Newark-World Trade Center line will terminate at Exchange Place during this period for tunnel repairs. New York Waterway ferry service is available for PATH weekend riders between Harborside Ferry Landing in Jersey City and the Brookfield Place Terminal in Lower Manhattan. Customers with SmartLink cards can have their fares deducted at ferry landings via hand-held readers. Non-SmartLink users will still need to use the PATH station to receive vouchers. For additional information on weekend service and ferry schedules, visit www.panynj.gov/StayOnTrack or download the PATH mobile app, RidePath, for updates.

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.



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