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Lane Closures Planned This Week at the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing

JFK Airport’s Green Garage Closed for New Terminal Construction; Parking for Terminals 1 and 2 Available at Terminal 8’s Red Garage

Combined AirTrain JFK Station 1 & 2 Now Provides Train Service for Airport Terminals 1 and 2

REMINDER: LaGuardia Link Q70 is Fare-Free Year-Round

For the week of Aug. 19 to 25, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey encourages all travelers who use the agency’s facilities to plan ahead and consider additional travel time due to the lane closures or service changes detailed below.

LANE CLOSURES IN EFFECT

George Washington Bridge:

  • On Friday, Aug. 19 and again on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 11 p.m. each night to 8 a.m. the following morning, three westbound lanes on the upper level will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the lower level.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, one eastbound lane on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, two westbound lanes on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the lower level.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, the 179th Street ramp will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the lower level.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, the ramp from the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway to westbound lanes on the upper level will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the lower level.
  • From 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, all eastbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New York-bound motorists can use the upper level.
  • From 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, the ramp from the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway to eastbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. Motorists going to Washington Heights can use the southbound exit for Riverside Drive.
  • On Saturday, Aug. 20, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. one eastbound lane on the lower level will be closed.
  • On Saturday, Aug. 20, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. one westbound lane to the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway ramp will be closed.
  • On Saturday, Aug. 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. one westbound lane on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, three eastbound lanes on the upper level will be closed. New York-bound motorists can use the lower level.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, two eastbound lanes on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, the ramp from the southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway to eastbound lanes on the upper level will be closed. New York-bound motorists can exit at Hudson Terrace.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, one lane from the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway ramp to westbound lanes on the upper level will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the lower level.
  • On Sunday, Aug. 21, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. one eastbound lane on the lower level will be closed.

Holland Tunnel:

  • From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, the right turn lane from Hudson Street onto Canal Street in Manhattan will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, multiple lanes will be closed on Hudson Street approaching Canal Street in Manhattan.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, the New York-bound tube of the Holland Tunnel will be closed due to ongoing Superstorm Sandy-related repairs. The New Jersey-bound tube remains open at all times during work.
  • From 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, to 5 a.m. the following morning, and on multiple overnights through December 2022, the New York-bound tube of the Holland Tunnel will be closed due to ongoing Superstorm Sandy-related repairs. The New Jersey-bound tube remains open at all times during work. For more information on this critical repair project, click here.
  • From Sunday, Aug. 21, through Thursday, Aug. 25, from 11:59 p.m. each night to 5:30 a.m. the following morning, one westbound lane will be closed.
  • From Monday, Aug. 22, through Friday, Aug. 26, from 11 p.m. each night to 5:30 a.m. each morning, multiple lanes will be closed on Hudson Street approaching Canal Street in Manhattan.

Goethals Bridge:

  • From 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, to 5 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, one eastbound lane will be closed.
  • From 9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, to 5 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, one westbound lane will be closed.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • From 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, to 6 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, one westbound lane will be closed.
  • From Monday, Aug. 22, through Thursday, Aug. 25, from 10 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, one eastbound lane and one westbound lane will be closed.

AIRPORTS & AIRTRAIN

  • LaGuardia Link Q70 bus service is now fare free year-round to encourage the use of public transit to and from LaGuardia Airport. For information on how to get to the airport via public transit, visit the MTA’s page on travel to LaGuardia Airport.
  • To manage on-airport parking demand, the Port Authority is urgently calling on air travelers to pre-book parking spaces if they plan to travel to the agency’s airports by private car. Travelers who do not pre-book will be charged a summer peak period surcharge. 
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Green Garage and AirTrain Station 2 have closed for demolition activities associated with the construction of JFK’s new Terminal One. For AirTrain JFK service to terminals 1 and 2, customers should use the combined AirTrain JFK station 1 & 2 (formerly Terminal 1 station). Parking for terminals 1 and 2 is available at the Red Garage at Terminal 8.
  • Until further notice, AirTrain JFK service at the airport terminals operates in a single direction due to scheduled track work at AirTrain station Terminal 1&2. Customers should allot extra time for their travel to the terminals.

PATH

  • The southwest entrance to the Harrison station is closed at all hours to accommodate demolition work ahead of a renovation of the station. During construction, riders are required to use traffic signal pedestrian crossings at Angelo Cifelli Drive and Guyon Drive to access a corresponding station house on the opposite side of Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard. 
  • Customers who use the WTC PATH station during overnights should use the street level entrances at Fulton Street or Vesey Street via the North Concourse in the 2 World Trade Center Transit Lobby. Oculus access is limited overnight from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. to allow for enhanced cleaning and the safety and security of customers due to reduced traffic volumes. All other entrances will be closed. For more updates on the WTC campus, click here. 
  • As a reminder, the 9 Street and 23 Street stations are closed from each midnight to 5 a.m. for maintenance. Nearby PATH stations at Christopher Street, 14 Street and 33 Street remain open 24 hours a day unless otherwise noted. 
  • For information on PATH service and train schedules, click here or download the PATH mobile app, RidePath. 

COVID-19 TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS

  • The Port Authority will continue to follow the guidance of the New York and New Jersey public health authorities with respect to mask mandates at its public transportation facilities.

Per current New York public health guidance, the mask mandate remains in effect for the following New York facilities:

–                Port Authority Midtown Bus Terminal

–                George Washington Bridge Bus Station

–                World Trade Center Oculus Transportation Hub

–                LaGuardia Airport

–                John F. Kennedy International Airport

–                New York Stewart International Airport

Per newly issued New Jersey public health guidance, the mask mandate has been lifted for the following New Jersey facilities, but masks are now optional and welcome for all who choose to wear them:

–                Newark Liberty International Airport

–                Teterboro Airport

The mask mandate remains in effect for the interstate PATH system (including stations and platforms with the exception of open-air platforms).

  • Domestic travelers entering New York or New Jersey should follow CDC guidance here.
  • International air travelers entering the United States through New York or New Jersey should follow CDC guidance here.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is a bi-state agency that builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. For over a century, the agency’s network of major airports; critical bridges, tunnels and bus terminals; a commuter rail line; and the busiest seaport on the East Coast has been among the most vital in the country – transporting hundreds of millions of people and moving essential goods into and out of the region. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center campus, which today welcomes tens of thousands of office workers and millions of annual visitors. The agency’s historic $37 billion 10-year capital plan includes unprecedented transformation of the region’s three major airports – LaGuardia, Newark Liberty and JFK – as well as an array of other new and upgraded assets, including the $2 billion renovation of the 90-year-old George Washington Bridge. The Port Authority’s annual budget of $8 billion includes no tax revenue from either the states 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, visit www.panynj.gov or check out the Now Arriving blog.