Press Release Article


Date: Oct 31, 2003
Press Release Number: 142-2003

Beginning Saturday, November 1, both westbound lanes of the Goethals Bridge will be closed for repairs for three weekends during the overnight hours of midnight to 4 a.m. Motorists who normally use the Goethals Bridge to travel westbound to New Jersey will be directed to the Bayonne Bridge or the Outerbridge Crossing as alternate routes during the scheduled construction time.

The bridge repairs are part of the necessary, scheduled maintenance for the 75-year old facility. Single-lane westbound closures for the bridge are also in effect Monday through Thursday from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. for routine repairs and maintenance. The full closure of the westbound lane will take place Saturdays and Sundays from midnight to 4 a.m.; work will not be done in inclement weather. There will be no repairs over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. For more information, please call 800 221-9903 on weekdays between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to speak with a customer service representative. At other times, automated information is available. Information is also available on the Port Authority’s web site:

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates some of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; the George Washington Bridge; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH rapid-transit system; the Downtown Manhattan Heliport; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. The Port Authority is financially self-supporting and receives no tax revenue from either state.

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