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TRAFFIC ADVISORY - GEORGE WASHINGTON BRIDGE LANES TO BE CLOSED THIS WEEKEND

Date: Nov 09, 2006
Press Release Number: 91-2006

Three of four westbound upper-level lanes of the George Washington Bridge will be closed for paving beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, November 10, until 10 a.m. Saturday, November 11, and again at 10 p.m. Saturday, until 10 a.m. Sunday.

The construction is part of regular maintenance to keep the bridge’s deck and ramps in a state-of-good-repair, helping to ensure customers safe and efficient travel across the bridge.

Two of the three exit ramp lanes at the 178th Street exit heading eastbound also will be closed for concrete work beginning at noon on Friday, November 10, until 8 a.m. Saturday.

As trucks are restricted to the upper level of the bridge at all times, truck drivers should expect to encounter significant delays during these hours, and are strongly urged to consider alternative routes to New Jersey, such as the Lincoln Tunnel and Tappan Zee Bridge.

Motorists are strongly urged to use the bridge’s lower level or consider using the Lincoln Tunnel as an alternate route into New Jersey.

The work is weather-sensitive and may be canceled in the event of heavy rain. Customers can call the Port Authority at 800 221-9903 for automated information or visit www.panynj.info and click on “traffic advisory.”

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