Travel advisory: Lane closures planned this week at many bridge, tunnel crossings in and out of New Jersey

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is encouraging all travelers to plan ahead and consider additional travel time due to the lane closures or service changes.

News 12 Staff

Apr 15, 2024, 9:27 AM

Updated 41 days ago

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Lane closures are being planned this week at George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is encouraging all travelers to plan ahead and consider additional travel time due to the lane closures or service changes detailed below.

LANE CLOSURES:

George Washington Bridge:
  • From 10 p.m. Friday, April 12, to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, two eastbound lanes and two westbound lanes on the upper level will be closed.
Holland Tunnel:
  • From 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 12, to 9 a.m. Saturday, April 13, 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, April 14, 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, April 14, through Thursday, April 18, from 11 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, one eastbound lane will be closed.
Lincoln Tunnel:
  • On Saturday, April 13, from 1 a.m. to 8 a.m., the center tube will be closed. New York-bound traffic in the south tube and New Jersey-bound traffic in the north tube will not be affected.
  • On Monday, April 15, from 12:01 a.m. to 5 a.m., the center tube will be closed. New York-bound traffic in the south tube and New Jersey-bound traffic in the north tube will not be affected.
  • On Monday, April 15, and again on Tuesday, April 16, from 11 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, 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 approaching from 10th Avenue must use the right lane on 40th Street for tunnel access to New Jersey.
  • From 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, to 5 a.m. Thursday, April 18, the south tube will be closed. New York-bound traffic in the center tube and New Jersey-bound traffic in the north tube will not be affected.
Goethals Bridge
  • From 10 p.m. Monday, April 15, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, two eastbound left toll lanes will be closed.
Bayonne Bridge
  • On Monday, April 15, and again on Tuesday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, one northbound right lane and one southbound right lane will be closed simultaneously.
  • On Wednesday, April 17, and again on Thursday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, one northbound left lane and one southbound left lane will be closed simultaneously.
Outerbridge Crossing:
  • From 11:59 p.m. Friday, April 12, to 8 a.m. Saturday, April 13, two eastbound right toll lanes will be closed.
  • From Monday, April 15, through Thursday, April 18, from 10 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, one westbound left lane will be closed.
  • From 10 p.m. Monday, April 15, to 5 a.m. April 16, two eastbound right toll lanes will be closed.
  • From Tuesday, April 16, through Thursday, April 18, from 10 p.m. each night to 5 a.m. the following morning, two eastbound left toll lanes will be closed.
AIRPORTS & AIRTRAIN:
  • From 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 13, to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14, AirTrain Newark will operate between the Rail Link and P4 stations only due to construction. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service between P4 and Terminal A stations. Travelers should allow for additional travel time. Customer service agents will be available to assist passengers.
  • From 11 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, to 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, AirTrain JFK will operate between Jamaica and airport terminals only due to maintenance. Free shuttle buses will provide alternate service between Howard Beach/Lefferts Blvd and airport terminals. Travelers should allow for additional travel time. Customer service agents will be available to assist passengers.
  • Until further notice, the for-hire vehicle pick-up location at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 5 will be relocated to Terminal 7’s Orange Garage roof due to airport redevelopment construction. Passengers seeking for-hire vehicle service from Terminal 5 should take AirTrain JFK to Terminal 7 for the Orange Garage. Passengers arriving to Terminal 5 will continue to be dropped off at the Terminal 5 frontage. Signage has been installed to direct passengers to pick-up locations. More details can be found here.
  • Until further notice, the taxi stand at John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Terminal 5 has been relocated to the ground level of Terminal 5’s Yellow Parking Garage. Passengers seeking taxi transportation from Terminal 5 are directed to the Yellow Garage via the skywalk on the fifth floor, where passengers may access the new taxi stand using elevators or stairs. Wayfinding signage has been installed along the pedestrian route.
  • Until further notice, parking on level 1 of John F. Kennedy International Airport’s Yellow Parking Lot at Terminal 5 is now dedicated for individuals with special needs or disabilities. For customer assistance, parking attendants are available on level 1. All other vehicles must park on levels 2 to 6. Premium Reserved Parking is available on level 5, which is easily accessible to Terminal 5 via the pedestrian skywalk. Electric vehicle charging is available on level 2. Plan ahead by checking parking availability and booking a parking spot in advance.
  • As a reminder, all rental car companies serving Newark Liberty International Airport now operate out of the new consolidated rental car center that is co-located within the Parking A garage on levels 1 through 3. All rental transactions, including returns, take place at the new center. The facility is connected to Newark Liberty’s terminals B and C via AirTrain Newark, with a direct connection to Terminal A via a pedestrian bridge. Passengers exiting Terminal A can walk across the bridge to arrive on level two of the rental car facility. Drivers should follow “Rental Car Return” roadway signage. For more information, click
  • As a reminder, peak period parking rates are now in effect at John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International and LaGuardia airports. To manage on-airport parking demand, the Port Authority is urgently calling on air travelers to use mass transit and to pre-book parking spaces if they plan to travel to the airport by private car. Travelers who do not pre-book will be charged a peak period drive-up surcharge and may not be able to find a parking spot at the airport. To avoid paying a higher parking rate and guarantee a parking spot, travelers parking for longer than three hours are strongly encouraged to pre-book parking at least 24 hours in advance. For more information on the updated rates and how to guarantee a parking spot, click 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:
  • On Saturday, April 13, from 6 a.m. to 11:59 p.m., World Trade Center-bound and Hoboken/33 St.-bound PATH trains will bypass the Grove St. station to accommodate extensive station rehabilitation work. During this time, Newark-Penn Station-bound and Journal Square-bound trains will continue to make stops at Grove St. Weekday service at Grove St. will not be affected. Click here for more information.
  • For World Trade Center-bound or Hoboken/33 St.-bound service from Grove St: Customers can take a Journal Square-bound or Newark-Penn Station-bound train to Journal Square and transfer to a World Trade Center-bound or 33 St.-bound train. Alternatively, customers can begin their trip at nearby Exchange Pl. or Newport stations.
  • For service from Newark-Penn Station, Harrison, or Journal Square to Grove St.: From Newark-Penn Station and Harrison, customers can take a World Trade Center-bound train to Exchange Pl., and transfer to a Newark-Penn Station-bound train to ride back to Grove St. From Journal Square, customers can either take a Hoboken/33 St.-bound train to Newport and transfer to a Journal-Square-bound train to ride back to Grove St., or take a World Trade Center-bound train to Exchange Pl. and transfer to a Newark-Penn Station-bound train to ride back to Grove St.
  • Customers who use the PATH World Trade Center 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.
  • For information on PATH service and train schedules, click here or download the PATH mobile app, RidePath.


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