Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Feb 15, 2019
Press Release Number: 24-2019

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

PATH’s World Trade Center Station open this weekend

In recognition of President’s Day holiday weekend


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

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 Tuesday, February 19, through Thursday, February 21, 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 Tuesday, February 19, through Thursday, February 21, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

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.
  • Two westbound lanes on the bridge’s upper level will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, February 15, through 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16.
  • The 179th Street ramp on the bridge’s upper level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, February 15, through 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16.
  • Two westbound lanes on the upper-level Trams-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, February 15, through 10 a.m. Saturday, February 16.
  • One westbound lane on the upper-level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from midnight to 8 a.m. on Sunday, February 17.

PATH:

  • PATH’s World Trade Center station will be open this weekend. Scheduled weekend tunnel repairs and replacement work necessitated by the damage from Superstorm Sandy will be suspended from Saturday, February 16 through Monday morning, February 18 in recognition of the Presidents Day holiday weekend. Normal weekend train service between the WTC and Exchange Place PATH stations will be in effect. For more information on weekend service schedules, visit www.panynj.gov/StayOnTrack or download the PATH mobile app, RidePath, for updates.

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
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