Press Release Article


BRIDGES & TUNNELS ADVISORY

Date: Nov 02, 2018
Press Release Number: 171-2018

Travelers using Port Authority crossings into Staten Island are advised that the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will be closed Sunday, November 4, until 3 p.m. to accommodate the NYC Marathon.

Lane closings unrelated to the marathon also scheduled on the Bayonne Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel

High-Speed E-ZPass lanes at Outerbridge Crossing are closed to replace toll system equipment


Travelers using the Goethals and Bayonne bridges and the Outerbridge Crossing are advised that the MTA’s Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will be closed Sunday, November 4, until 3 p.m. to accommodate the New York City Marathon. The upper level will be closed beginning at midnight and the lower level will close beginning at 7 a.m. Numerous road closures and bridge closures also are planned in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan to accommodate the annual race.

In addition, lane closings unrelated to the marathon are planned for the Bayonne Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, Holland Tunnel and the George Washington Bridge this weekend and/or next week for ongoing construction and repair projects.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The bridge will be closed from 11:59 p.m. Friday, November 2, and reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday, November 3, for ongoing construction work.
  • The bridge will be closed Monday, November 5, through Thursday, November 8, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the following morning for ongoing construction work.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • The bridge’s two high-speed E-ZPass lanes are closed to replace the toll system equipment on the gantry.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, November 4, through Thursday, November 8, from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • One eastbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, November 4, through Thursday, November 8, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • One northern lane exiting the westbound tunnel and the adjacent southern lane on the 14th Street service road between Barnum Street and Marin Boulevard will be closed during daytime hours from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Monday, November 5, through Friday, November 9, each day. These closures are needed for a construction project.

George Washington Bridge:

  • The ramp connecting the eastbound upper level of the George Washington Bridge to West 178th Street in Manhattan is closed for up to 12 months for deck replacement. Passenger cars seeking access from the bridge to local streets in Manhattan should take Exit 1 towards Route 9/Henry Hudson Parkway and follow detour signs to West 181st Street in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. Trucks over 13 feet, 6 inches in height will not be permitted to use the bridge during the duration of the project. Trucks under that height seeking access to local streets should take Exit 2 to Amsterdam Avenue.
  • Beginning November 11, two toll lanes at the Palisades Interstate Parkway toll plaza leading to the bridge will be closed permanently during peak periods, and three toll lanes will be closed permanently during off-peak times. There will still be five active toll lanes during peak periods and four active lanes during off-peak hours. The toll lanes are being taken out of service to reduce merging onto the ramp leading to the bridge, which will improve safety.
  • Three lanes on the bridge’s upper level westbound side will be closed from 12:01 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3.
  • One lane on the lower level Trans-Manhattan Expressway eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, November 2, through 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3.
  • One lane on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, November 2, through 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3, and again from 10 p.m. Saturday, November 3, through 10 a.m. Sunday, November 4.
  • One lane on the lower level Trans-Manhattan Expressway eastbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, November 2, through 10 a.m. Saturday, November 3, and again from 10 p.m. Saturday, November 3, through 10 a.m. Sunday, November 4.
  • The Trans-Manhattan Expressway upper level westbound ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, November 3, through 10 a.m. Sunday, November 4.

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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