George Washington Bridge: Overnight Lane Closures Begin Monday Night

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WPCNR BUMPER TO BUMPER. From The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. August 4, 2013:

Attention: Motorists Using the George Washington Bridge During the Overnight Hours

Beginning Monday, August 5, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will resume its ongoing steel deck improvements on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge. This work will cause significant overnight delays, with only one lane open on the upper level.  The work will also require several temporary full closures, which will result in extensive delays.

Work will be scheduled during the evening hours from Monday through Friday, ending at 5 a.m. on weekday mornings and at 10 a.m. on Saturday mornings.  Work will begin in the westbound direction to New Jersey, but alternate on weekly schedules between the New York bound and New Jersey bound direction.

The lower level of the George Washington Bridge will be fully open.  Passenger vehicles should utilize the lower level to minimize their delay OR consider seeking an alternate route. Trucks are required to use the upper level at all times.

Highway message signs, 511 and traffic reports will advise motorists in advance which direction will be under construction (on any given night). For current traffic information, call 511 or visit or For project details, visit

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