The George Washington Bridge and the New York City skyline at night. Photo: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Lane Closures Planned This Week at the George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel

AirTrain JFK Station 1 & 2 Closed for New Terminal Construction; Free Shuttle Buses Provide Service to Terminals 1 and 2 from Terminal 8

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 Oct. 7 to 13, 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, Oct. 7, to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, all eastbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New York-bound motorists can use the upper level.
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, all westbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the upper level.
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, one westbound lane on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Oct.7, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, one eastbound lane on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, all westbound lanes on the upper level to the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway ramp will be closed. Motorists can exit at Hudson Terrace.
  • From 11:59 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 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.
  • On Saturday, Oct. 8, from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. one westbound lane to the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway ramp will be closed.
  • From 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, one eastbound lane on the lower level will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct 9, three westbound lanes on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, two westbound lanes on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, 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, Oct. 8, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, the 179th Street ramp will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the lower level.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, all westbound lanes on the upper level to the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway ramp will be closed. Motorists can use the lower level.

Holland Tunnel:

  • From 12:01 a.m. Friday, Oct. 7, to 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, the right turn lane from Hudson Street onto Canal Street in Manhattan will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11, 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 Tuesday, Oct. 11, through Thursday, Oct. 13, from 11:59 p.m. each night to 5:30 a.m. the following morning, one westbound lane will be closed.
  • From Tuesday, Oct. 11, through Thursday, Oct. 13, from 11 p.m. each night to 5:30 a.m. the following morning, multiple lanes will be closed on Hudson Street approaching Canal Street in Manhattan.

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.
  • AirTrain JFK Station 1&2 is closed for eight weeks beginning Sept. 26 due to New Terminal One construction. Shuttle buses 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 are available to help passengers at each stop. Transfer between AirTrain JFK and shuttle buses at Terminal 8. Travelers should allow for extra travel time.
  • John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Green Garage is closed due to New Terminal One construction. Parking for terminals 1 and 2 is available at the Red Garage at Terminal 8.
  • 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 state and New Jersey public health authorities with respect to mask mandates at its public transportation facilities. Per current New York and 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 also 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.