Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Nov 01, 2019
Press Release Number: 181-2019

Lane closings planned at the George Washington 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, Goethals Bridge, Lincoln Tunnel, Holland Tunnel and Outerbridge Crossing for ongoing construction and repair projects.

George Washington Bridge:

  • From 10 p.m. Friday, November 1, through 10 a.m. Saturday, November 2, and from 10 p.m. Saturday, November 2, until 10 a.m. Sunday, November 3, the bus pickup and drop-off areas at the bridge’s eastbound bus slip will be closed. These closings are due to construction work being performed on the Center and Lemoine Avenue bridges. Both Lemoine Avenue staircases that lead to the eastbound bus slip will be closed. The bus stop will be moved to the east sidewalk on Center Avenue (on the bridge) just north of Bruce Reynolds Boulevard. All passengers should board and disembark buses and jitneys in this area.
  • The bridge’s lower-level eastbound side, and two lanes on the lower level eastbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway, will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, November 1, through 10 a.m. Saturday, November 2.
  • Two lanes on the upper-level westbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, November 1, through 8 a.m. Saturday, November 2.
  • One lane on the lower-level westbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, November 1, through 8 a.m. Saturday, November 2.
  • The bridge’s lower-level eastbound side and the entire Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, November 2, through 10 a.m. Sunday, November 3.
  • Three of four lanes on the bridge’s upper-level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, November 2, through 10 a.m. Sunday, November 3.
  • The westbound 179th Street ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, November 2, through 10 a.m. Sunday, November 3.
  • Two lanes on the upper-level westbound Trans-Manhattan will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, November 2, through 10 a.m. Sunday, November 3.

Holland Tunnel:

  • The Varick Street entrance ramp to the westbound tunnel will be closed from 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, November 2, through 4 a.m. on Sunday, November 3. This closure is to accommodate a crane operation taking place on Broome & Varick Streets for a construction project on Broome Street.
  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, November 3, through Thursday, November 7, 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, November 3, through Thursday, November 7, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • The South Tube will be closed from 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, November 2, until 9 a.m. Sunday, November 3. The tube will be closed for an emergency response exercise. Traffic will be diverted into the Center Tube.

Goethals Bridge:

  • Two of three lanes on the bridge’s eastbound side will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, November 1, through 8 a.m. Saturday, November 2.
  • One of three lanes on the bridge’s eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Wednesday, November 6, through 5 a.m. Thursday, November 7.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • One of two lanes on the bridge’s westbound side will be closed from Monday through Thursday, November 4 through 7, from 10 p.m. each day until 5 a.m. the following morning.

PATH:

  • PATH’s World Trade Center station will be closed this weekend, starting Saturday, November 2, at 12:01 a.m. until 5 a.m. Monday, November 4, 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.

For 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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