Summer Weekend Survival Guide

This summer, let us help you keep your cool.

We all love that weekend at the beach. But no one likes getting stuck in traffic on the way home.

Check out our Summer Weekend Survival Guide, where we will have updates through the Summer and tips on making your return trip smoother.

Travel Tips

Know When to Travel

Traffic is at its heaviest from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday nights.

  • Travel earlier and save time.

Know Where to Travel

Avoid crowded bridges and highways:

  • Consider the Goethals Bridge as an alternative to the Outerbridge Crossing.
    • The new bridge offers a good alternative with wider lanes and a new riding surface.
    • The new twin-spans offer 60% more vehicle-carrying capacity.
    • This means more reliable travel times to Staten Island.
  • Consider the Bayonne Bridge as an alternative route the Staten Island.

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How do I choose the best route to avoid delay and save travel time?

  • The Port Authority’s new CrossingTime app, available on iOS and Android, provides real-time travel conditions at the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge, and Outerbridge Crossing. Check it out before hitting the road. Get it at
  • Look for travel times on roadside electronic signs.
  • Get traffic alerts from the Port Authority. Sign up at
  • Follow us on Twitter @PANYNJ_BBGBOBX.

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