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TRAVEL ADVISORY - GOETHALS BRIDGE WESTBOUND LANES TO CLOSE THURSDAY NIGHT FOR EMERGENCY CONSTRUCTION

Date: Dec 07, 2016
Press Release Number: 235-2016

Bayonne Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing Will Remain Open Thursday Night as Alternate Routes

The New Jersey-bound lanes of the Goethals Bridge will close from 10 p.m. Thursday, December 8 until 5 a.m. Friday, December 9, for emergency repairs to two drainage catch basins on the Staten Island side of the bridge.

The Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing will remain open Thursday as alternate routes. Thursday night’s scheduled closure of the Bayonne Bridge has been canceled.

The Port Authority also will be providing alerts to the public on the Thursday night Goethals Bridge closure through its electronic Bridge and Tunnel Alerts system, the 511 system, variable message signs on area roadways and in coordination with partner agencies and mobile navigation apps.

To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for the Port Authority’s Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at http://www.paalerts.com/, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org or www.511NJ.org.

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