Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Aug 09, 2019
Press Release Number: 125-2019

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

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

George Washington Bridge:

  • Two lanes on the bridge’s upper-level eastbound side will be closed from midnight to 8 a.m. on Saturday, August 10.
  • Two lanes on the upper-level Trans-Manhattan Expressway and the Hamilton Ramp will be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 10. All traffic will be diverted to the Amsterdam Avenue ramp.
  • Two lanes on the bridge’s upper-level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, August 9, through 10 a.m. Saturday, August 10.
  • One lane on the upper-level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. on Saturday, August 10.
  • One lane on the bridge’s upper-level eastbound side will be closed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Saturday, August 10.
  • One lane on the bridge’s upper-level westbound side will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 10.
  • Three lanes on the bridge’s upper-level eastbound side will be closed from midnight to 8 a.m. Sunday, August 11.
  • The Palisades Interstate Parkway Plaza will be closed from midnight to 8 a.m. Sunday, August 11.
  • Two lanes on the eastbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway and the Hamilton Ramp will be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. Sunday, August 11. All traffic will be diverted to the Amsterdam Avenue ramp.
  • Three lanes on the bridge’s upper-level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, August 10, through 10 a.m. Sunday, August 11.
  • One lane on the upper-level westbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from midnight to 6 a.m. on Sunday, August 11.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, August 11, through Thursday, August 15, 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 11, through Thursday, August 15, 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 Jersey Avenue, will be closed around-the-clock, including during the evening rush hours, beginning Wednesday, August 14 at 9 p.m. This work will continue through Friday, August 16. The lane closures are needed to accommodate major sewer rehabilitation work being done by Jersey City. This work is weather dependent.
  • Roving pothole repairs will be conducted on the eastbound roadways during overnight hours from Sunday, August 11, through Thursday, August 15, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning.

Goethals Bridge:

  • Two lanes on the bridge’s eastbound side will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 9, through 8 a.m. Saturday, August 10, and from 11:59 p.m. Saturday, August 11, through 8 a.m. Sunday, August 12.
  • Two lanes on the bridge’s eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Monday, August 12, through 5 a.m. Tuesday, August 13, and from 10 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, through 5 a.m. Wednesday, August 14.
  • Two lanes on the bridge’s eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, through 5 a.m. Thursday, August 15, and from 10 p.m. Thursday, August 15, through 5 a.m. Friday, August 16.
  • One lane on the bridge’s westbound side will be closed from 9 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, through 5 a.m. Thursday, August 15, and from 9 p.m. Thursday, August 15, through 5 a.m. Friday, August 16.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • One lane on the bridge’s eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday, August 14, through 5 a.m. Thursday, August 15, and from 10 p.m. Thursday, August 15, through 5 a.m. Friday, August 16.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • The westbound helix leading into New Jersey will be closed from 11 p.m. Tuesday, August 13, through 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 14. Traffic will be diverted out the Hoboken Tunnel and re-enter westbound Interstate 495 from the Pleasant Avenue on-ramp.

PATH:

  • PATH’s World Trade Center station will be closed this weekend, starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 10, through 5 a.m., Monday, August 12. 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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