Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Aug 23, 2019
Press Release Number: 134-2019

Eastbound Goethals Bridge to be closed at 10 p.m. tonight until 8 a.m. tomorrow

Lane closings planned for the George Washington and Goethals bridges, the Outerbridge Crossing and Holland Tunnel for maintenance and repair

Goethals Bridge:

  • To accommodate upcoming activation of all-electronic tolling, the eastbound side of the Goethals Bridge will be closed Friday, August 23 from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning. The westbound lanes of the bridge will remain open. Eastbound travelers will be directed to the Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing.
  • The eastbound side of the bridge will also be closed Tuesday, August 27, at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning for construction. In the event of a weather disruption, the bridge will be closed during the same timeframe the next night.
  • One eastbound lane will be closed Monday, August 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

George Washington Bridge:

  • Two lanes on the eastbound upper level and two lanes on the westbound upper level will be closed Friday, August 23 from 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning. The Henry Hudson ramp to the lower level westbound roadway will be closed from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
  • The two right lanes of the upper level eastbound and left lane on the lower westbound level of the Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed Friday, August 23 at 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning.
  • On Saturday, August 24, the right lane on the upper westbound level will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Two right lanes on the upper eastbound span and three right lanes on the upper westbound level of the bridge will be closed on Saturday, August 24, starting at 10 p.m. until 10 a.m. the following morning. The southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway (PIP) will be closed during that same time period.
  • The right lane on the upper westbound and left lane on the lower level westbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed Saturday, August 24 at 10 p.m. until 8 a.m. the following morning. The Henry Hudson ramp to the upper westbound level and the 179th Street ramp will be closed Saturday, August 24 until 10 a.m. the following morning.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • One eastbound lane will be closed Wednesday, August 28 at 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.
  • One westbound lane will be closed Thursday, August 29, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane will be closed overnight Sunday, August 25, through Thursday, August 29 from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • One eastbound lane will be closed overnight from Sunday, August 25, through Thursday, August 29 from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning for ongoing tunnel repairs.

PATH:

  • The World Trade Center PATH station will be closed this weekend, starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 24, through 5 a.m., Monday, August 26. 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. For additional information on weekend service and ferry schedules, visit www.panynj.gov/StayOnTrack or download the PATH mobile app, RidePath, for updates.



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