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TRAVEL ADVISORY - WEEKEND CLOSING PLANNED FOR BAYONNE BRIDGE; CROSSING WILL REOPEN BY 3 P.M. SUNDAY TO EXPEDITE FLOW OF SUMMER BEACH TRAFFIC

Date: Aug 18, 2017
Press Release Number: 151-2017

Lane closings and service adjustments also planned at the George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel

The Bayonne Bridge will close tonight, Friday, August 18 at 10 p.m. to enable ongoing construction work on the bridge’s “Raise the Roadway” project. The bridge will reopen Sunday, August 20 at 3 p.m. to accommodate expected increases from beach traffic.

During the period of construction work, downtown Bayonne traffic will be diverted at Fifth Street starting at 10 p.m. tonight. Traffic will divert back to Avenue A by 11:59 p.m. Saturday night.

Once the bridge reopens on Sunday, it will remain open until 7 p.m. Monday, August 21. The bridge will remain closed until 5 a.m. the next morning. It will also close Tuesday through Thursday, Aug. 22-24, from 7 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning. On certain overnights, the bridge will open by 4:30 to accommodate drivers affected by a traffic hold between 4:30-5 a.m. at the Goethals Bridge.

The Port Authority also is planning the following lane closings at the George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel this weekend and/or next week for ongoing construction and repair projects.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the Holland Tunnel will close during overnight hours on Sunday, August 20 through Tuesday August 22 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 on Sunday, August 20, through Thursday August 24 from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning for ongoing tunnel repairs.

George Washington Bridge:

  • The George Washington Bridge will have two upper-level westbound lanes closed from from11 p.m. Friday, August 18 through 10 a.m. Saturday, August 19. The lanes will close again 10 p.m. Saturday, August 19 until 10 a.m. Sunday, August 20.

These closures are needed for the ongoing replacement of the PIP Helix -- which connects the Palisades Interstate Parkway to the George Washington Bridge -- and for repairs to the George Washington Bridge’s upper level over the New Jersey anchorage. More information can be found at http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/restoring-the-george.html. These projects are part of the “Restoring the George” program of capital improvements at the world’s busiest bridge

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
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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