Planes taxiing at JFK Airport. Photo: PANYNJ

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

AirTrain JFK Station Terminal 1&2 to Close Through Mid-February to Accommodate Airport Redevelopment Work; Free Buses Provide Connections Between Terminals 1 and 8

For the week of Jan. 20 to 26, the Port Authority 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:

  • On Friday, Jan. 20, and again on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 11 p.m. each night to 8 a.m. the following morning, three eastbound lanes on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 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. Friday, Jan. 20, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, three westbound lanes on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, two westbound lanes on the upper level Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, 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. Friday, Jan. 20, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, the 179th Street ramp will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the lower level.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, two eastbound approach lanes on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, to 5 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, all westbound lanes to the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway ramp will be closed. Motorists to the Palisades Interstate Parkway can use the lower level.
  • On Saturday, Jan. 21, from 6 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, Jan. 21, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. one westbound lane on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, Hudson Street will be closed. New York-bound motorists will be detoured to Center Avenue and the Center Avenue eastbound ramp. 
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, one westbound lane on the upper level will be closed.
  • From 11 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, the ramp from the northbound Palisades Interstate Parkway to westbound lanes on the upper level will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the lower level.
  • On Sunday, Jan. 22, from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. one westbound lane on the upper level will be closed.

Holland Tunnel:

  • From 11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, to 5 a.m. the following morning, and on multiple overnights through Feb. 4, 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 during work in the New York-bound tube. For more information on this critical repair project, click here.
  • From Sunday, Jan. 22, through Thursday, Jan. 26, from 11:59 p.m. each night to 5:30 a.m. the following morning, one westbound lane will be closed.

Goethals Bridge:

  • From Monday, Jan. 23, though Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 10 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, one westbound lane will be closed on Interstate 278.

Bayonne Bridge:

  • From Monday, Jan. 23, through Friday, Jan. 27, from 9 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, one northbound and one southbound left lane will be closed on New Jersey Route 440.

AIRPORTS & AIRTRAIN

  • Through mid-February 2023, AirTrain JFK station Terminals 1&2 is closed due to demolition work related to airport redevelopment projects. For access via AirTrain JFK, customers should use the AirTrain JFK station for Terminal 8 for connection via free buses to Terminal 1. AirTrain JFK’s Jamaica and Howard Beach lines will continue to make stops at terminals 4, 5, 7, 8, Lefferts Blvd, and Federal Circle. Signage and personnel are available to assist customers at the bus stops for terminals 1 and 8. 
  • Through spring 2023, level 1 of John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Yellow Parking Lot at Terminal 5 is designated only for individuals with special needs or disabilities and premium reserved parking. All other vehicles must park in levels 2 to 6. Parking attendants are available to assist on level 1. Plan ahead by checking parking availability and booking a parking spot in advance.
  • Newark Liberty International Airport’s new Terminal A is now open, with all Terminal A flights operating from the new facility. Travel tips for the new terminal, including information on AirTrain EWR access, parking, ground transportation options and how to retrieve a vehicle parked at the former short-term parking lot A, are available here.
  • 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 St 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.