Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Oct 25, 2019
Press Release Number: 176-2019

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

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

George Washington Bridge:

  • The bridge’s lower-level eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, October 25, through 10 a.m. Saturday, October 26.
  • The lower-level eastbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, October 25, through 10 a.m. Saturday, October 26.
  • The bridge’s lower-level westbound side will be closed will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, October 25, through 10 a.m. Saturday, October 26.
  • One of four lanes on the bridge’s upper-level westbound side will be closed from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 26.
  • One lane on the upper level and one lane on the lower level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 11 p.m. Saturday, October 26, through Sunday, October 27.

Holland Tunnel:

  • The Varick Street entrance ramp to the Holland Tunnel at Broome Street will be closed due to planned crane activity on Varick Street from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, October 26, through 5 a.m. Monday, October 28.
  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, October 27, through Thursday, October 31, 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, October 27, through Thursday, October 31, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • The tunnel’s Center Tube (into New York) will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, October 25, through 9 a.m. Saturday, October 26, for roadway work. Traffic will be diverted to the South Tube.
  • The tunnel’s North Tube (into New Jersey) will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Saturday, October 26, through 9 a.m. Sunday, October 27, for roadway work. Traffic will be diverted to the Center Tube.

Goethals Bridge:

  • Two of three lanes on the bridge’s eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, October 25, through 9 a.m. Saturday, October 26.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • One of two lanes on the bridge’s southbound side (into Staten Island) will be closed from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 26.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • One eastbound and one westbound lane will be closed on Wednesday, October 30, and Thursday, October 31, from 10 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning.

PATH:

  • PATH’s World Trade Center station will be closed this weekend, starting Saturday, October 26, at 12:01 a.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, October 28, for regularly scheduled tunnel repair work. Service will terminate at Exchange Place, where ferry service will be available from 7 a.m. until 11:30 p.m. from the nearby Harborside Ferry Landing in Jersey City. Ferry service will also be available from the Brookfield 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.

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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