Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Sep 13, 2019
Press Release Number: 148-2019

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

Lanes will be closed this weekend and/or next week at the Lincoln Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing and Holland Tunnel for ongoing construction and repair projects. There also will be lane closings on Newark Liberty International Airport roads for paving.

George Washington Bridge:

  • One upper level westbound lane and one lower-level westbound lane on the Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, September 13, through 5 a.m. Saturday, September 14.
  • The bridge’s lower-level eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, September 13, through 8 a.m. Saturday, September 14.
  • The eastbound Trans Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, September 13, through 8 a.m. Saturday, September 14.
  • One lane on the bridge’s upper-level westbound side will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 14.
  • The Palisades Interstate Parkway Plaza will be closed from 9 p.m. Saturday, September 14, through 9 a.m. Sunday, September 15.
  • Three lanes on the bridge’s upper-level eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, September 14, through 9 a.m. Sunday, September 15.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Monday, September 16, through Thursday, September 19, 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 Monday, September 16, through Thursday, September 19, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • The right lane of the westbound Helix will be closed on Saturday, September 14, and Sunday, September 15, from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day for roadside maintenance. The closure will extend from the base of the Helix to the Muellers Ramp exit. The other three westbound lanes will remain open. In addition, there will be periodic short closures of Muellers Ramp when equipment is being moved.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • One lane on the bridge’s westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, September 13, through 5 a.m. Saturday, September 14.

Goethals Bridge:

  • One lane on the bridge’s eastbound side will be closed from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, September 16.

Newark Liberty International Airport:

  • Beginning Monday, September 16, into Thursday morning, September 19, two lanes on the Express Roadway between Terminal B1 to Terminal B3 at Newark Liberty International Airport will be closed from 9 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning for repaving, weather permitting. Airport staff and police will be stationed at the work site to maintain safe and continuous traffic flow and pedestrian movement during this period. Terminal A traffic will be redirected through Terminal B in order to exit the airport.

PATH:

  • PATH’s World Trade Center station will be closed this weekend, starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, September 14, through 5 a.m., Monday, September 16. Service on the Newark-World Trade Center line will terminate at Exchange Place during this period for tunnel repairs.
  • New York Waterway ferry service will be available for PATH weekend riders between Harborside Ferry Landing in Jersey City and the Brookfield Place Terminal in Lower Manhattan – except for Sunday, September 15 between 7 a.m. and 12 noon, when ferry service will operate between Paulus Hook and Brookfield Place because of a half-marathon taking place in Newport.

For additional information on weekend service and ferry schedules, visit www.panynj.gov/StayOnTrack or download the PATH mobile app, RidePath, for updates.

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
212-435-7777

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