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TRAVEL ADVISORY - CLOSURES TO GWB LOWER-LEVEL SCHEDULED FOR THIS WEEKEND, NEXT WEEK – INCLUDING SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY MORNING FOR "GRAN FONDO NY" BICYCLE RACE

Date: May 13, 2016
Press Release Number: 68-2016

The George Washington Bridge's lower-level eastbound lanes will continue to close during overnight hours next week, for a pavement repair and replacement program.

In addition, the bridge's entire lower level (eastbound and westbound) will close from late Saturday night into Sunday morning for the Gran Fondo NY Bicycle Race.

The upcoming closure schedule for the bridge's lower-level, eastbound lanes is as follows:

  • Tonight (Friday, May 13), these lanes will close from 10 p.m. through 8 a.m. Saturday, May 14.
  • On Saturday, May 14, the entire lower level – in both the eastbound and westbound directions - will close from 11:59 p.m. Saturday, May 14 through 10 a.m. Sunday, May 14 for the Grand Fondo NY Bicycle Race. (At the completion of the race, some bicyclists are expected to use the bridge's south walkway to return to New York City. They are advised to use caution and always give pedestrians the right of way).
  • On Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights next week (May 16-19), these lanes will close from 9 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning.
  • On Friday, May 20, these lanes will close from 10 p.m. through 8 a.m. Saturday, May 21.

Eastbound traffic will be limited to the bridge's upper level while these lower-level lanes are closed. Similar overnight closure schedules on the bridge's lower-level eastbound lanes are expected to continue each week – depending on weather, holidays and other conditions – until mid-November.

The Port Authority scheduled these closures in conjunction with other regional agencies to minimize traffic impacts.

To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or www.511NJ.org.

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

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