Date:  Feb 13, 2009

Press Release Number:  19


TRAFFIC ADVISORY - SECTION OF LIBERTY STREET SIDEWALK TO BE CLOSED THIS WEEKEND TO ACCOMMODATE PLANNED PEDESTRIAN UPGRADES AROUND WTC SITE

The Liberty Street sidewalk between West Street and Greenwich Street will be closed from 7 a.m. Saturday, February 14, through 7 p.m. Monday, February 16, for work to improve pedestrian access around the World Trade Center site.

Lighting and other improvements are being made to improve the pedestrian passageway on Liberty Street. In addition, the intersection of Liberty and Greenwich streets is being milled and paved.

As an alternate, pedestrians can travel to the Vesey Street or the Rector Street overpasses to travel between West Street and Church Street.

CONTACT:
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.