Weather Advisory

Goethals Bridge Planned Weekly Construction


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Feb 22, 2019

Lane closings, repair work scheduled for Holland Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing; PATH’s WTC Station closed this weekend for tunnel repairs

The Holland Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing will be impacted by ongoing construction and repair projects this weekend and/or next week.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, February 24, through Thursday, February 28, from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • One eastbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, February 24, through Thursday, February 28, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • One lane on the eastbound Route 139 ramp and three left lanes on 12th Street on the approach to the eastbound tunnel entrance, between Jersey Avenue and Erie Street, will be closed around-the-clock, including during the morning rush hours. This work begins at midnight tonight and could continue for up to 14 days. The lane closures are needed to accommodate major sewer rehabilitation work being done by Jersey City.

George Washington Bridge:

  • The two right lanes of the upper westbound level of the bridge will be closed Friday, February 22, from 10 p.m. until 10 a.m. the next morning. The 179th Street ramp will also be closed during this same period.
  • The lower eastbound level will be closed from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 23 to 8 a.m. Saturday, and from 12:01 a.m. Sunday, February 24 to 8 a.m. Sunday.
  • The ramp connecting the eastbound upper level of the George Washington Bridge to West 178th Street in Manhattan is closed for up to 12 months for deck replacement. Passenger cars seeking access from the bridge to local streets in Manhattan should take Exit 1 towards Route 9/Henry Hudson Parkway and follow detour signs to West 181st Street in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. Trucks over 13 feet, 6 inches in height will not be permitted to use the bridge during the duration of the project. Trucks under that height seeking access to local streets should take Exit 2 to Amsterdam Avenue.

Goethals Bridge:

  • To accommodate upgrades to the bridge’s toll collection system, expect construction work in the toll plaza areas and intermittent overnight bridge lane closures.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • To accommodate upgrades to the bridge’s toll collection system, expect construction work in the toll plaza areas and intermittent overnight bridge lane closures.

PATH:

  • PATH’s World Trade Center station will be closed this weekend, starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 23 through 5 a.m., Monday, February 25, for Superstorm Sandy-related work. Service on the Newark-World Trade Center line will terminate at Exchange Place during this period. Free transfers are available for New York Waterway ferry service between Harborside Ferry Landing in Jersey City and the Brookfield Place Terminal in Lower Manhattan for customers impacted by the service outage. For more information on weekend service and ferry schedules, visit www.panynj.gov/StayOnTrack or download the PATH mobile app, RidePath, for updates.

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



Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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