Press Release Article


Date: Oct 04, 2007
Press Release Number: 82-2007

Work is Part of the Agency’s $1.7 Billion 10-Year Plan to Maintain
Tunnels and Bridges in a State of Good Repair

The Port Authority will begin a project on Monday, October 8, to repave a 450-foot section of the eastbound helix leading to the Lincoln Tunnel toll plaza as part of its $1.7 billion program to keep its tunnels and bridges in a state of good repair.

For approximately two weeks, the New York-bound helix will be closed between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday through Friday, and from 11 p.m. Fridays to 7 a.m. on Saturdays. Additional Friday night/Saturday morning closings also may be required.

During those times, eastbound traffic will be diverted off the helix at the Pleasant Avenue exit.

The $500,000 project is part of the Port Authority’s extensive program to keep its bridges and tunnels in a state of good repair. In its 10-year capital plan, the agency has earmarked $1.7 billion for state-of-good-repair projects at bridges and tunnels.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey operates many of the busiest and most important transportation links in the region. They include John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and Teterboro airports; AirTrain JFK and AirTrain Newark; the George Washington Bridge and Bus Station; the Lincoln and Holland tunnels; the three bridges between Staten Island and New Jersey; the PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson) rapid-transit system; the Port Authority-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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