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Date: Oct 07, 2016
Press Release Number: 190-2016

The George Washington Bridge, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Holland Tunnel will institute lane closures this weekend and/or next week due to ongoing construction and repair projects.

The closings, scheduled in conjunction with other regional agencies to minimize traffic impacts, are as follows:

George Washington Bridge:

  • The GWB’s lower-level eastbound lanes will close Wednesday and Thursday (October 12 and 13) from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, and on Friday, October 14 from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m. the next morning. During these closures, all eastbound traffic will be limited to the bridge’s upper level. These closures are necessary to accommodate an ongoing repair and repaving project.

Goethals Bridge:

  • The Goethals Bridge will be fully closed from 10 p.m. Friday, October 7 through 8 a.m. Saturday, October 8 for construction work related to the ongoing Goethals Bridge Replacement Project. The Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing will remain open as alternate routes.
  • Eastbound and westbound lanes on I-278 in Staten Island between the Goethals Bridge and its toll plaza will be diverted to a new configuration from 8 a.m. Saturday, October 8 until 3 p.m. Monday, October 10. These diversions are necessary for construction related to the Goethals Bridge Replacement Project, and are expected to result in traffic delays. The Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing will remain open as alternate routes.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • The Bayonne Bridge will remain open from 3 p.m. Friday, October 7 until 7 p.m. Monday, October 10 to provide an alternate route for travelers affected by the planned closure of, and traffic diversions near, the Goethals Bridge.
  • The Bayonne Bridge also will remain open from 5 a.m. Tuesday through 5 a.m. Wednesday (October 11-12) in observance of Yom Kippur. On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (October 10, 12 and 13) the Bayonne Bridge will close from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (October 12-14) the bridge will close from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • For Staten Island residents: Overnight closures of Richmond Terrace between Nicholas Avenue and Morningstar Road will take place Monday through Saturday, from 9 p.m. each night until 5 a.m. the following morning, for the next several weeks. During this time, residents will have local access to Newark Avenue and John Street. These closures are required to safely allow for overhead roadway installation.

Holland Tunnel:

  • One westbound lane in the Holland Tunnel will close during overnight hours on Thursday night (October 13) from 11:59 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. the following morning. These closures are necessary for repairs to the tunnel’s air supply ports.

To receive real time traffic updates, travelers should register for Bridge and Tunnel Alerts at, call 511 or visit or

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the Stae of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit. For more information, please visit

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