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TRAVEL ADVISORY - ALL SCHEDULED WEEKEND CONSTRUCTION WORK AND REPAIRS ON PORT AUTHORITY BRIDGES AND TUNNELS SUSPENDED FOR THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND

Date: Apr 14, 2017
Press Release Number: 66-2017

Lane closures set for next week at the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Holland Tunnel

All Port Authority bridges and tunnels will remain open and fully operational during the holiday weekend to accommodate higher-than-normal Easter and Passover weekend traffic.

The Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Holland Tunnel will implement lane closings next week due to ongoing construction and repair projects.???

The closings, scheduled in conjunction with other regional agencies to minimize traffic impacts, are as follows:

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The bridge will close next week during the overnight Tuesday, April 18, through Thursday, April 20, from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. The bridge will remain open Monday night, April 17, into Tuesday morning to accommodate the scheduled closing of the eastbound Goethals Bridge Monday overnight for pavement repair work.

Goethals Bridge:

  • The eastbound lanes of the Goethals Bridge will close Monday, April 17, starting at 10 p.m. for road repairs, and will reopen Tuesday, April 18, at 5 a.m. The westbound lanes will remain open throughout this period. The Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing will be open during this period.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the Holland Tunnel will close during overnight hours from Monday, April 17 through Thursday April 20 from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. These closures are necessary for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • One eastbound lane in the Holland Tunnel will close during overnight hours from Monday, April 17 through Thursday April 20 from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are necessary for ongoing tunnel repairs.

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.

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

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit http://www.panynj.gov.


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