Press Release Article


BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

Date: Mar 29, 2019
Press Release Number: 46-2019

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

PATH’s WTC Station closed this weekend for tunnel repairs


Lanes will be closed this weekend and/or next week at the Holland Tunnel, George Washington Bridge, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing for ongoing construction and repair projects.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, March 31, through Thursday, April 4, 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, March 31, through Thursday, April 4, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.
  • The Holland Tunnel eastbound (to New York) will be closed during overnight hours from midnight to 8 a.m. on Sunday, March 31. This closure will be in place while the Port Authority conducts an emergency response exercise at the Holland Tunnel. The Holland Tunnel westbound (to New Jersey) will remain open.

George Washington Bridge:

  • Two lanes on the bridge’s upper level westbound side will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, March 29, to 6 a.m. Saturday, March 30.
  • The bridge’s 179th Street ramp will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, March 30, through 10 a.m. Sunday, March 31.
  • Two lanes on the bridge’s upper level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Saturday, March 30, through 10 a.m. Sunday, March 31.
  • To prepare for the new Palisades Interstate Parkway helix opening, the existing temporary Palisades Interstate Parkway helix will be closed beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, March 29, through 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 30, when the new helix will open.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • One lane on the bridge’s northbound roadway (into Bayonne) or one lane on the bridge’s southbound roadway (into Staten Island) will be closed Monday through Friday, April 1 through April 5, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

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:

  • One eastbound or one westbound lane on the bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. Monday, April 1, through 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, and from 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, through 5 a.m. Wednesday, April 3.
  • To accommodate upgrades to the bridge’s toll collection system, expect construction work in the toll plaza areas and intermittent overnight bridge lane closures.

PATH:

  • PATH’s World Trade Center station will be closed this weekend, starting at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, March 30, through 5 a.m., Monday, April 1, for Superstorm Sandy-related work. Service on the Newark-World Trade Center line will terminate at Exchange Place during this period. Free transfers are available for New York Waterway ferry service between Harborside Ferry Landing in Jersey City and the Brookfield Place Terminal in Lower Manhattan for customers impacted by the service outage. For more information on weekend service and ferry 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
212-435-7777

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