George Washington Bridge. Photo by James Ting on Unsplash

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

For the week of Jan. 3 to 5, 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 following:

LANE CLOSURES IN EFFECT

George Washington Bridge:

  • From 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6, the southbound Hudson Terrace to eastbound lanes will be closed. Motorists will be diverted to Merkle Street.
  • From Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Thursday, Jan. 5, from 5 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day, one westbound lane on the upper level to the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway will be closed.
  • From Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Thursday, Jan. 5, from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day, one westbound lane on the upper level will be closed.
  • From Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Thursday, Jan. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. one westbound lane on the lower level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • From Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Thursday, Jan. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. one westbound lane on the lower level will be closed.
  • From Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Thursday, Jan. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. one eastbound lane on the lower level will be closed.
  • From Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Thursday, Jan. 5, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. one eastbound lane on the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway ramp will be closed.
  • From Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Thursday, Jan. 5, from 10 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, two eastbound approach lanes on the upper level will be closed.
  • From Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Thursday, Jan. 5, from 10 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, two eastbound lanes on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • From Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Thursday, Jan. 5, from 10 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, one westbound lane on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • From Tuesday, Jan. 3, through Thursday, Jan. 5, from 10 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, all westbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the upper level.

Holland Tunnel:

  • From 11 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, to 5 a.m. the following morning, and on multiple overnights through early 2023, 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, Jan. 2, through Thursday, Jan. 5, from 11:59 p.m. each night to 5:30 a.m. the following morning, one westbound lane will be closed.

Goethals Bridge:

  • From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, the eastbound right shoulder will be closed.
  • From 10 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, to 5 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 5, one eastbound lane will be closed.

AIRPORTS & AIRTRAIN

  • For AirTrain JFK service to airport terminals 1 and 2, customers should use the combined AirTrain JFK station 1&2 (formerly Terminal 1 station).
  • 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 PATH WTC 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 updates on the WTC campus, click  here. 
  • As a reminder, the 9 St and 23 St stations are closed from each midnight to 5 a.m. for maintenance. Nearby PATH stations at Christopher St, 14 Street and 33 St 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.