Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Sep 27, 2019
Press Release Number: 158-2019

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

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

George Washington Bridge:

  • Due to construction work being performed on the Lemoine Avenue bridge, the bus drop-off areas at both the eastbound and westbound bus slips of the George Washing Bridge Plaza will be reduced. This work will begin today, September 27, and will last approximately four months. The staircase and sidewalk area on the west side of Lemoine Avenue will be closed. The staircase and sidewalk area on the east side of Lemoine Avenue will remain open and passengers should board and disembark buses and jitneys in this area. The staircase and sidewalk are on the east side of Lemoine Avenue will be closed up to Bridge Plaza North. The staircase and sidewalk area on the west side of Lemoine Avenue will remain open and passengers should board and disembark buses and jitneys in this area.
  • Three lanes on the bridge’s upper-level eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, September 27, through 9 a.m. Saturday, September 28. Depending on traffic, one lane on the bridge’s upper-level eastbound side may be closed at 9 p.m. Friday, September 28, prior to the three-lane shutdown that begins at 10 p.m.
  • The Palisades Interstate Parkway Plaza will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday, September 27, through 9 a.m. Saturday, September 28.
  • The left lane in the eastbound bus slip will be closed from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Saturday, September 28.
  • The bridge’s lower-level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, September 27, through 10 a.m. Saturday, September 28.
  • One lane will be closed on Hudson Terrace from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 28.
  • Two lanes on the bridge’s upper-level eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, September 28, through 8 a.m. Saturday, September 29.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Tuesday, October 1, through Thursday, October 3, from 11:59pm 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 Tuesday, October 1, through Thursday, October 3, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • One eastbound lane and one westbound lane on the bridge will be closed, Monday, September 30, through Thursday, October 3, from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • One lane on the bridge’s southbound side (into Staten Island) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, September 30.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • The tunnel’s North Tube (into New Jersey) will be closed at the following dates and times for repairs to the light towers. Traffic will be diverted to the Center Tube. From 11:59 p.m. Friday, September 27, through 9 a.m. Saturday, September 28; from 11:59 p.m. Saturday, September 28, through 9 a.m. Sunday, September 29; from 11 p.m. Sunday, September 29, through 5 a.m. Monday, September 30; from 11 p.m. Monday, September 30, through 5 a.m. Tuesday, October 1; and from 11 p.m. Tuesday, October 1, through 5 a.m. Tuesday, October 2.

PATH:

  • PATH’s World Trade Center station will be closed this Saturday, September 28, starting at 12:01 a.m. for regularly scheduled tunnel repair work, with service on the Newark-World Trade Center ending at Exchange Place. The WTC station will reopen at 1 a.m. Sunday, September 29, with Newark-WTC service restored.

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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