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TRAFFIC ADVISORY - GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE LANES TO BE CLOSED DURING OVERNIGHT HOURS BEGINNING FRIDAY, MAY 21

Date: May 21, 2004
Press Release Number: 69-2004

Several upper level lanes in each direction of the George Washington Bridge will be closed overnight for steel beam installation around the bridge’s New York tower beginning Friday, May 21 as part of the ongoing bridge repainting project.

Three of four upper-level bridge lanes in each direction will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday. Traffic in the remaining lane in each direction will be stopped periodically for approximately 20 minutes at a time. All trucks will still be required to use the upper level at all times and may encounter delays. All automobiles should use the lower level. During the hours of construction, staffed lanes will be available on the lower level for cash paying automobile customers.

To avoid delays, New York-bound motorists should consider using the Lincoln Tunnel as an alternate route into Manhattan.

For more information, 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: www.panynj.gov.

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Contact:
Tony Ciavolella
Port Authority
212 435-7777

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