Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Aug 16, 2019
Press Release Number: 129-2019

Lane closings planned for George Washington Bridge, Lincoln and Holland tunnels, Goethals and Bayonne bridges, Outerbridge Crossing

PATH World Trade Center station to remain open this weekend


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

George Washington Bridge:

  • Two lanes on the eastbound upper level and two lanes on the westbound upper level will be closed Friday, August 16 from 11 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning.
  • The right lane of the upper level eastbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed Friday, August 16 at 11 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning,
  • The left lane on the lower level eastbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed Friday, August 16 at 11 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning,
  • The right lane on the westbound upper level will be closed Saturday, August 17 from 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
  • Two left lanes on the westbound upper level will be closed from Saturday, August 17 at 11 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • The New York-bound helix will be closed from 11 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, August 19-21 until 4:30 the following mornings. Traffic will be diverted from Pleasant Avenue to southbound Boulevard East, which leads directly to the tunnel entrance.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane will be closed overnight from Sunday, August 18 through Thursday, August 22 from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. The closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

Goethals Bridge:

  • Two eastbound lanes will be closed starting at 11:59 p.m. Friday, August 16 and will reopen at 8 a.m. the next morning.
  • Starting Sunday, August 18, and running into Thursday morning, August 22, two eastbound lanes will be closed overnights starting at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following mornings.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • One eastbound lane will be closed starting Wednesday, August 21 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • On Monday, August 19, from 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., vehicles traveling southbound on Staten Island-bound Route 440 past East 5th Street will only have bridge access. The last exit to local streets, the Avenue A exit ramp, will be closed. All local downtown traffic heading south on 440 must turn left at East 5th Street.

PATH:

  • PATH’s World Trade Center station will be open this weekend and PATH service will be running between Exchange Place and the WTC.



Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

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