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

AirTrain JFK Will be Suspended for Routine Maintenance Saturday Night to Sunday Morning; Free Shuttle Buses Provide Alternate Service

Revised Airport Parking Rates Take Effect Friday; Travelers Strongly Encouraged to Pre-Book Parking

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

For the week of Sept. 16 to 22, 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:

  • From 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, all eastbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New York-bound motorists can use the upper level.
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, all westbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the upper level.
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, one westbound lane on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, to 6 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, the ramp from the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway to eastbound lanes on the lower level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed. Motorists can exit at 178th Street.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, one eastbound lane on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. one westbound lane on the upper level to the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway ramp will be closed.
  • On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. one westbound lane on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, one eastbound lane on the lower level will be closed.
  • On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. one westbound lane on the lower level will be closed.
  • From 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, one westbound lane on the lower level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, three westbound lanes on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, two westbound departure lanes on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, two westbound lanes on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 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 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, the 179th Street ramp will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the lower level.
  • On Sunday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. one eastbound lane and one westbound lane on the lower level will be closed.

Holland Tunnel:

  • From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Sept. 16, to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, the right turn lane from Hudson Street onto Canal Street in Manhattan will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, 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 Monday, Sept. 19, through Thursday, Sept. 22, from 11:59 p.m. each night to 5:30 a.m. the following morning, one westbound lane will be closed.

Lincoln Tunnel:

  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, to 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, the center tube will be closed. New York-bound traffic in the south tube and New Jersey-bound traffic in the north tube will not be affected. 
  • On Saturday, Sept. 17, from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. one access ramp will remain closed and traffic in the left lane of the center tube will be directed south to 36th, 33rd and 30th streets.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • On Tuesday, Sept. 20, and again on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., one lane will be closed in each direction.

Goethals Bridge:

  • From 10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, to 5 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, one eastbound lane will be closed.

Outerbridge Crossing:

  • From 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, to 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, one westbound lane will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, to 5 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, one eastbound lane will be closed.

AIRPORTS & AIRTRAIN

  • Through September and early October, AirTrain Newark is running single track operations. Travelers should allow for extra travel time to and from the Rail Link station; supplemental buses are available as needed.
  • Beginning Friday, Sept. 16, new parking rates are in effect at John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty and LaGuardia airports. Discount rates remain available across all airports for customers who pre-book at least 24 hours ahead of time. The Port Authority continues to encourage air travelers to pre-book parking spaces if they plan to travel to the airport by private car. Click here for more information.
  • From 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, to 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, AirTrain JFK will be suspended for routine maintenance. Free shuttle buses provide service between Jamaica, Federal Circle and all airport terminal stations.
  • From Sept. 18 to 23, one runway at Newark Liberty International Airport will be closed for weather-dependent rehabilitation and safety enhancements. During this time, customers may experience minor delays as the Federal Aviation Administration will be directing flights to other airport runways.
  • Beginning Monday, Sept. 26, AirTrain JFK Station 1&2 will close for 8 weeks as part of the construction of the New Terminal One. Shuttle buses will provide alternate service between terminals 1&2 and 8, making curbside stops at Terminal 1 arrivals and departures, Terminal 2 arrivals, and Terminal 8 arrivals. Airport staff will be available to help passengers at each stop. Travelers should allow for extra travel time. 
  • LaGuardia Link Q70 bus service is fare free year-round to encourage the use of public transit to and from LaGuardia Airport, as announced in April 2022 by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul. For information on how to get to the airport via public transit, visit the MTA’s page on travel to LaGuardia Airport.

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. 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 continues 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 newly issued New York public health guidance and current New Jersey public health guidance, masks are no longer required at the agency’s New York and New Jersey facilities, but masks are now optional and welcome for all who choose to wear them.

Masks are no longer required on the interstate PATH system, including stations and platforms.

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.