Press Release Article


Date: Apr 26, 2017
Press Release Number: 75-2017

To lessen traffic at JFK Airport caused by this morning's major water main break on the Van Wyck Expressway, one lane of the outbound expressway has reopened from Terminals 1 and 4 to Exit A, where traffic will be diverted onto the south service road that parallels the Van Wyck to exit the airport.

The remainder of the outbound Van Wyck Expressway remains closed, forcing a majority of the traffic to exit the airport via the JFK Expressway. Traffic delays are expected to continue.

Air passengers are urged to use the AirTrain system if traveling to the airport until road repairs on the Van Wyck Expressway can be made. Port Authority crews are on the scene assessing the damage and beginning work to fix the roadway. If passengers must drive to the airport, they should allow significant extra travel time to make their flight.

Updates on the situation will be posted regularly on the Port Authority's e-alert system and Twitter @JFKairport.

For further updates and airport travel advisories, please, check or call (888) 739-0236. To learn more about the Port Authority, visit

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