City Life Org – Bridges, Tunnels and Rail Advisory for March 24 to 30
George Washington Bridge. Photo: PANYNJ
Lane closures are planned this week at the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Intersection
Through November, repairs are required to the Newark Airport terminal runway bridge frontage bridges; Drivers must allow additional travel time
For the week of March 24-30, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey encourages all travelers using the agency’s facilities to plan ahead and consider additional travel time due to the lane closures or service changes detailed below.
LANE CLOSURE EFFECT
George Washington Bridge:
From 22:00 Friday, March 24, until 5 am. Saturday, March 25, four eastbound toll lanes on the upper level will be closed. From 22:00 Friday, March 24, until 10:00 Saturday, March 25, all eastbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New York-bound motorists can use the upper level. From 23:00 Friday, March 24, until 08:00 Saturday, March 25, all westbound lanes on the lower level will be closed. New Jersey bound motorists can use the upper level. From 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25, until 10:00 p.m. Sunday, March 26, one eastbound lane on the lower level will be closed. From 10:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25, until 10:00 p.m. Sunday, March 26, one westbound lane on the lower level will be closed. From 23:00 Saturday, March 25, until 08:00 Sunday, March 26, three eastbound lanes on the upper level will be closed. From 11:00 p.m. Saturday, March 25, until 8:00 a.m. Sunday, March 26, the ramp from southbound Palisades Interstate Parkway to eastbound lanes on the upper level will be closed. New York-bound motorists can exit at Hudson Terrace.
From 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 24, until 9:00 a.m. Saturday, March 25, the New Jersey-bound tube of the Holland Tunnel will be closed due to ongoing repairs related to Superstorm Sandy. The New York-bound tube remains open during work. From Sunday, March 26, 11:00 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. the following morning, and on several overnights through 2025, the New Jersey-bound tube of the Holland Tunnel will be closed due to ongoing repairs related to Superstorm Sandy. The New York-bound conduit remains open during work in the New Jersey-bound conduit. For more information on this critical restoration project, click here. From Sunday 26 March to Thursday 30 March from 23:00 each evening until 05:00 the next morning, one eastbound lane will be closed.
On Saturday, March 25, from 01:00 to 08:00 the central tube will be closed. New York-bound traffic on the south tube and New Jersey-bound traffic on the north tube will not be affected. From Sunday 26 March at 23:59 until Monday 27 March at 05:00 the north tube will be closed. New Jersey-bound traffic will be diverted to the center tube. New York-bound traffic in the southern tube will not be affected. Vehicles on 10th Avenue must use the right lane at 40th Street for tunnel access to New Jersey. From Monday 27 March 23:00 until Tuesday 28 March 5 am. the north tube will be closed. New Jersey-bound traffic will be diverted to the center tube. New York-bound traffic in the southern tube will not be affected. Vehicles on 10th Avenue must use the right lane at 40th Street for tunnel access to New Jersey.
On Monday, March 27, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., one northbound and one southbound right lane will be closed simultaneously. On Wednesday, March 28, and again on Thursday, March 29, each day from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., one southbound right lane will be closed.
From Monday, March 27, to Thursday, March 30, from 10:00 p.m. each night until 5:00 a.m. the next morning, one westbound left lane and right lane will be closed at a time. From 22:00 Thursday, March 30, until 5 am. On Friday, March 31, two eastbound left toll lanes will be closed.
AIRPORT AND AIR TRAIN
Through November 2023, major roadwork on the terminal front bridges of Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) requires the all-hours closure of one of the three traffic lanes serving both Terminals B and C. The construction work repairs and replaces deteriorating structural components 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 will be 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 pre-booking a parking spot. LaGuardia Link Q70 bus service is year-round free fare to encourage the use of public transportation to and from LaGuardia Airport, as announced in April 2022 by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul. For information on getting to the airport by public transportation, visit the MTA’s page on traveling to LaGuardia Airport.
The southwest entrance to Harrison Station is closed at all times to accommodate construction underway at the station. During construction, riders are expected to use traffic signal crosswalks at Angelo Cifelli Drive and Guyon Drive to access a corresponding station house on the opposite side of Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard. Customers using the PATH WTC station overnight should use the street-level entrances at Fulton Street or Vesey Street via the North Concourse in the 2 World Trade Center Concourse Lobby. Oculus access is restricted overnight from 1am to 5am to allow for improved 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 for maintenance from midnight to 5 am every day. 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 lead of New York State and New Jersey public health authorities regarding mask mandates at its public transportation facilities. According to the current public health advisory in New York and New Jersey, masks are no longer required at the agency’s facilities in New York and New Jersey, but masks are now optional and welcome for anyone who chooses to wear them.
Masks are also 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 nation’s most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets. For more than 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 was one of the most important in the country – transporting hundreds of millions of people and transporting essential goods in 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 a variety of other new and upgraded assets, including the $2 billion renovation of the 90-year – old George Washington Bridge. The Port Authority’s $8 billion annual budget does not include any 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 mainly on its own credit. For more information, visit www.panynj.gov or check out the Now Arriving blog.