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Lane Closures Planned This Week at the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel and Lincoln Tunnel
AirTrain JFK Station Terminal 1&2 Closed Through Mid-February to Accommodate Airport Redevelopment Work; Free Buses Provide Connections Between Terminals 1 and 8
For the week of Feb. 17 to 23, the Port Authority encourages all travelers who use the agency’s facilities to plan ahead and consider additional travel time due to the following:
George Washington Bridge:
- From 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, to 5 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, two eastbound lanes on the upper level toll plaza will be closed.
- From 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, three westbound lanes on the upper level will be closed.
- From 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, two westbound departure lanes on the upper level will be closed.
- From 11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, the ramp from the northbound Henry Hudson Parkway to westbound lanes on the upper level will be closed.
- From 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, to 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, the 179th Street ramp will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the lower level.
- On Saturday, Feb. 18, from 2 a.m. to 8 a.m. two eastbound lanes on the upper level will be closed.
- From 11 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, to 8 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, all westbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the upper level.
- From 11 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, to 5:30 a.m. the following morning, and on multiple overnights through 2025, the New Jersey-bound tube of the Holland Tunnel will be closed due to ongoing Superstorm Sandy-related repairs. The New York-bound tube remains open during work in the New Jersey-bound tube. For more information on this critical repair project, click here.
- From Tuesday, Feb. 21, through Thursday, Feb. 23, from 11 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, one eastbound lane will be closed.
- On Saturday, Feb. 18, from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m. the south tube will be closed. New York bound traffic will be redirected to the center tube. New Jersey bound traffic in the north tube will not be affected.
- From 11 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, the north tube will be closed. New Jersey bound traffic will be redirected to the center tube. New York bound traffic in the south tube will not be affected. Vehicles on 10th Ave use right on 40th St for Tunnel access to NJ.
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.
- 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.
- The southwest entrance to the Harrison station is closed at all hours to accommodate construction under way at 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.
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