Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Jul 23, 2019
Press Release Number: 119-2019

Lane closings planned for the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing; PATH WTC station closed this weekend for tunnel repairs

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

George Washington Bridge:

  • The bridge’s lower level westbound side will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 19, through 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 20.
  • Three lanes on the bridge’s upper-level eastbound span will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 19, through 8 a.m. Saturday, July 20, and from 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 20, through 8 a.m. Sunday, July 21.
  • Two lanes on the eastbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 19, through 8 a.m. Saturday, July 20.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, July 21, through Thursday, July 25, 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, July 21, through Thursday, July 25, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

Goethals Bridge:

  • One lane on the bridge’s eastbound side will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, July 22.
  • There will be a full eastbound closure starting Wednesday, July 24 at 10 p.m. running until 5 a.m. the following morning.
  • There will be a full eastbound closure starting Thursday, July 25 at 10 p.m. running until 5 a.m. the following morning.

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 Monday through Friday, July 22-26, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • There will be a westbound lane closure starting Wednesday, July 24 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.
  • There will be a westbound lane closure starting Thursday, July 25 at 10 p.m. 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, July 20, through 5 a.m., Monday, July 22. 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.
  • NJTRANSIT is diverting select Midtown Direct trains into Hoboken because of New York Penn Station construction work. PATH riders are urged to purchase fares in advance to avoid long lines at ticket vending machines. PATH accepts SmartLink cards and MetroCards. SmartLink customers can avoid lines preloading trips at https://www.pathsmartlinkcard.com/. MetroCard users are advised to load the card in advance at vending machines serving PATH and the New York City subway system.

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:
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