BAYONNE - Construction of a new bridge over the Bayonne Bridge is set to begin this year.

The final approvals from the U.S. Coast Guard based on an environmental report have been received.

The new roadway will be built 64 feet higher than the existing road, and is designed to allow passage of the world's tallest cargo ships into Port Newark.

The Port Authority says traffic will not be interrupted during construction. Executive Director Bill Baron says neighbors will see as minimal of an impact from construction as possible.

The new bridge should be completed by the end of 2015.