Press Release Article


BRIDGES & TUNNELS ADVISORY

Date: Jul 20, 2018
Press Release Number: 115-2018

Lane closings planned for Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, Holland Tunnel and George Washington Bridge

Lane closings are planned this weekend and/or next week for the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, Holland Tunnel and George Washington Bridge for ongoing construction and repair projects.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. tonight, July 20, through 3 p.m. Sunday, July 22, for ongoing construction work.
  • The bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday nights through Thursday nights, July 23-26, to accommodate ongoing construction work. The overnight closures will be scheduled consistently Monday through Thursday nights through the end of this summer. Additional overnight closings will be scheduled through the end of construction as needed.

Goethals Bridge:

  • One New York-bound left lane on the bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 23, through 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 24.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • One New York-bound lane and the high-speed EZ-Pass lanes will be closed from 10:30 p.m. Thursday, July 26, through 5 a.m. Friday, July 27.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, July 22, through Thursday, July 26, from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. The closings are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • One eastbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, July 22, through Thursday, July 26, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. The closings are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

George Washington Bridge:

  • The bridge’s lower level eastbound lanes will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, July 20, through 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, and from 10 p.m. Saturday, July 21, through 10 a.m. Sunday, July 22.
  • Two lanes on the bridge’s upper level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, July 20, through 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, and from 10 p.m. Saturday, July 21, through 10 a.m. Sunday, July 22.
  • Two lanes on the westbound side of the upper level Trans Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, July 20, through 8 a.m. Saturday, July 21, and from 10 p.m. Saturday, July 21, through 8 a.m. Sunday, July 22.
  • The Palisades Interstate Parkway southbound will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, July 20, through 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, and from 10 p.m. Saturday, July 21, through 10 a.m. Sunday, July 22.

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

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