Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Aug 02, 2019
Press Release Number: 124-2019

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

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

George Washington Bridge:

  • Three lanes on the bridge’s upper-level eastbound side will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 2, through 8 a.m. Saturday, August 3, and again from 11:59 p.m. Saturday, August 3, through 8 a.m. Sunday, August 4.
  • Two lanes on the eastbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. Saturday, August 3, and from midnight to 6 a.m. Sunday, August 4. All traffic will be diverted to the Amsterdam Avenue ramp.
  • The Palisades Interstate Parkway Plaza will be closed from midnight to 8 a.m. Saturday, August 3, and from midnight to 8 a.m. Sunday, August 4.
  • Two lanes on the bridge’s upper-level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, August 2, through 5 a.m. Saturday, August 3.
  • One lane on the bridge’s upper-level westbound side will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, August 3.
  • One lane on the westbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. Saturday, August 3, and from midnight to 6 a.m. Sunday, August 4.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, August 4, through Thursday, August 8, 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, August 4, through Thursday, August 8, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • Two westbound lanes on 14th Street, between Marin Boulevard and Erie Street, will be closed around-the-clock, including during the evening rush hours, beginning Thursday, August 8 at 9 p.m. This work will continue through Saturday, August 10. The lane closures are needed to accommodate major sewer rehabilitation work being done by Jersey City. This work is weather dependent.

Goethals Bridge:

  • One lane on the bridge’s westbound side will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday, August 7 and 8, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. the following morning each night.

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, August 5-9, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • The westbound helix leading into New Jersey will be closed from 11 p.m. Tuesday, August 6, through 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 7. Traffic will be diverted out the Hoboken Tunnel and re-enter westbound Interstate 495 from the Pleasant Avenue on-ramp.
  • The North Tube (into New Jersey) will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Saturday, August 3, through 8 a.m. Sunday, August 4. All traffic will be diverted to the Center Tube.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • One lane on the bridge’s westbound side will be closed on Wednesday and Thursday nights, August 7 and 8, from 10 p.m. through 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, August 3, through 5 a.m., Monday, August 5. 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:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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