Press Release Article


Date: Jul 15, 2004
Press Release Number: 90-2004

Several upper-level lanes in each direction of the George Washington Bridge will be closed for steel beam installation around the bridge’s New York tower beginning Friday evening, July 16, as part of the ongoing bridge repainting project.

Three upper-level bridge lanes in each direction will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday, and from 10 p.m. Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday. Traffic in the remaining lane in each direction will be held periodically for approximately 30 minutes at a time.

Trucks are strongly urged to consider alternatives to New York City such as the Tappan Zee Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel during these times. Trucks are required to use the upper level of the bridge at all times, but will encounter delays while this work is under way.

Automobiles are strongly urged to use the lower level. Staffed toll lanes will be available on the lower level for cash-paying automobile customers during this overnight closure. 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 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:

See this week\'s traffic advisory for more information.

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