Date: Jan 05, 2009
Press Release Number: 1
TRAFFIC ADVISORY - NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC LANES ON WEST STREET TO BE REALIGNED TO ACCOMMODATE ONGOING WTC SITE CONSTRUCTION
|The northbound traffic lanes on West Street between Liberty and Vesey streets will be reconfigured beginning early tomorrow morning to accommodate ongoing construction at the World Trade Center site.
Northbound traffic will be shifted to the east onto a new bridge that borders the site. The shift will allow continued progress on the East-West Connector, an underground passageway that will link the World Trade Center Transportation Hub to the World Financial Center.
The shift will be done between 12:01 a.m. and 4 a.m. to minimize any traffic impacts through the area.
The reconfiguration of the traffic lanes is the result of coordination between the Port Authority, New York State Department of Transportation, and New York City Department of Transportation all working together to advance Lower Manhattan construction.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Steve Coleman, 212 435-7777
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, Stewart International 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; Port Newark; the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal; the Howland Hook Marine Terminal on Staten Island; the Port Authority Auto Marine Terminal; the Brooklyn Piers/Red Hook Container Terminal; the Greenville Yard-Port Authority Marine Terminal; and the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan. The agency also owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan and is a partner in the Access to the Region’s Core tunnel project.