Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Feb 01, 2019
Press Release Number: 16-2019

Lane closings scheduled on the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel

PATH’s World Trade Center Station closed this weekend;

Alternative modes of transportation to be provided


Lane closings are planned for the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals 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 9 p.m. Friday, February 1, through 8 a.m. Sunday, February 3, for ongoing construction work.
  • The bridge will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday night through Thursday night, February 4 through February 7, for ongoing construction work.

Goethals Bridge:

  • To accommodate upgrades to the bridge’s toll collection system, expect construction work in the toll plaza areas and intermittent overnight bridge lane closures.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • To accommodate upgrades to the bridge’s toll collection system, expect construction work in the toll plaza areas and intermittent overnight bridge lane closures.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, February 3, through Thursday, February 7, 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, February 3, through Thursday, February 7, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • Three left lanes on 12th Street on the approach to the eastbound tunnel entrance between Jersey Avenue and Erie Street will be closed during overnight hours beginning Wednesday, February 6, through Thursday, February 7, from 10 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning; and Friday, February 8, from 11 p.m. to 8 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed to accommodate major sewer rehabilitation work being done by Jersey City.

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.
  • One lane on the bridge’s upper level eastbound side will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, February 1, through 5 a.m. Saturday, February 2.
  • One lane on the upper level eastbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, February 1, through 5 a.m. Saturday, February 2.
  • One lane on the upper level westbound Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, February 1, through 5 a.m. Saturday, February 2.

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.

PATH:

  • PATH’s World Trade Center station will be closed this weekend, starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, February 2 through 5 a.m., Monday, February 4, for extensive tunnel repairs necessitated by Superstorm Sandy. Service on the Newark-World Trade Center line will terminate at Exchange Place during this period. Free transfers for New York Waterway ferry service between Harborside Ferry Landing in Jersey City, near the Exchange Place station, and the Brookfield Place Terminal in Lower Manhattan will be available for customers impacted by the service outage. PATH also is partnering with Lyft to offer affected customers a 50-percent discount on Saturdays and Sundays from 12:01 a.m. until 5 a.m. for shared rides between Exchange Place and World Trade Center. For more information on weekend service and ferry schedules, visit www.panynj.gov/StayOnTrack or download the PATH mobile app, RidePath, for updates.



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