George Washington Bridge. Photo: PANYNJ
Lane Closures Planned This Week at the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing
AirTrain JFK Station for Terminal 1 to Close Monday for One Week Due to Airport Redevelopment Activity; Free Shuttle Buses Provide Alternate Service from Terminal 8 Station
Through November, Repairs to Newark Airport Terminal Frontage Bridges Require Lane Closure; Drivers Should Allow Additional Travel Time
For the week of March 17 to 23, 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.
George Washington Bridge:
- From 10 p.m. Friday, March 17, to 5 a.m. Saturday, March 18, three eastbound toll lanes on the upper level will be closed.
- From 10 p.m. Friday, March 17, to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, all eastbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New York-bound motorists can use the upper level.
- From 11 p.m. Friday, March 17, to 8 a.m. Saturday, March 18, all westbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New Jersey-bound motorists can use the upper level.
- From 11 p.m. Friday, March 17, to 8 a.m. Saturday, March 18, one northbound lane and east sidewalk on Broadway between 178th and 179th streets will be closed.
- From 10 p.m. Saturday, March 18, to 10 a.m. Sunday, March 19, all lanes on the lower level will be closed in both directions. Motorists should use the upper level.
- From 10 p.m. Sunday, March 19, to 10 a.m. Monday, March 20, all eastbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New York-bound motorists can use the upper level.
- From 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 17, to 9 a.m. Saturday, March 18, 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.
- From 11 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 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 Sunday, March 19, through Thursday, March 23, from 11 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, one eastbound lane will be closed.
- On Saturday, March 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 11:59 p.m. Sunday, March 19, to 5 a.m. Monday, March 20, 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 must use the right lane on 40th Street for tunnel access to New Jersey.
- From 11 p.m. Monday, March 20, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, March 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 must use the right lane on 40th Street for tunnel access to New Jersey.
- From Monday, March 20, though Friday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, one northbound and one southbound right lane will be closed concurrently.
- From 10 p.m. Thursday, March 23, to 5 a.m. Friday, March 24, one westbound lane will be closed.
- From 10 p.m. Thursday, March 23, to 5 a.m. Friday, March 24, two eastbound left toll lanes will be closed.
AIRPORTS & AIRTRAIN
- Beginning 8 a.m. Monday, March 20, free shuttle buses will replace AirTrain JFK service to Terminal 1 for one week due to airport redevelopment-related construction. Customers can transfer between AirTrain JFK and shuttle buses at the Terminal 8 station for service to or from Terminal 1. Additional customer service staff and wayfinding will be provided at the bus stop. AirTrain JFK service on the Jamaica and Howard Beach lines will continue to provide service to and from terminals 4, 5, 7, 8, Lefferts Blvd, and Federal Circle.
- Through November 2023, major roadway work on the terminal frontage bridges of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) require the all-hours closure of one of the three traffic lanes servicing both terminals B and C. The construction work repairs and replaces deteriorating structural components in order to ensure continued operations and maintain a state of good repair. Check the airport website for updates on this critical work.
- 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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