Date:  Jan 16, 2009

Press Release Number:  9


TRAFFIC ADVISORY - NORTHBOUND RIGHT LANE ON WEST STREET TO BE CLOSED SATURDAY TO FURTHER ONGOING WTC SITE CONSTRUCTION

The northbound right lane on West Street between Albany and Vesey streets will be temporarily closed on Saturday, January 17, to further ongoing construction at the World Trade Center site.

The temporary closing of the northbound right lane on West Street will allow the existing World Trade Center perimeter fence to be extended westward to allow the development of an internal construction road that will allow trucks to deliver steel for the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

The work will be done between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow, January 17. Motorists may encounter slight traffic delays due to the lane closing.

The lane closing is part of a cooperative effort 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.

CONTACT:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Steve Coleman, 212 435-7777