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MEDIA ADVISORY - PORT AUTHORITY TO CLOSE GWB LOWER LEVEL ON SUNDAY MORNING, JUNE 4, FOR GWB CHALLENGE EVENT

Date: Jun 01, 2017
Press Release Number: 105-2017

The lower level of the George Washington Bridge will be closed during early morning hours on Sunday, June 4, to accommodate the George Washington Bridge Challenge, a 5K and 10K run/walk to benefit the American Cancer Society.

The event, which has been sponsored by the Port Authority for 30 years and attracts approximately 2,500 participants, raises funds to help support the cancer society, which has worked to save lives for more than 100 years.

To accommodate the event, the George Washington Bridge’s entire lower level will close between midnight and 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 4. The bridge’s upper level will remain open throughout the event and no delays are anticipated due to traditionally light traffic at that time.

For more information on the event, call 212.237.3820, email GWBChallenge@Cancer.org or visit www.gwbchallenge.org.

Media wishing to cover the event please contact the Port Authority Media Relations office at 212.435.7777.

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

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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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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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