Fans: Be aware of GWB construction

Fans who cross the George Washington Bridge to attend games at Yankee Stadium should take note  of the following message from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.


Beginning Monday, May 4, 2015, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will resume a steel deck improvement project on the upper level of the George Washington Bridge that may cause significant overnight delays.


Three of four upper level bridge lanes will be closed during the hours below:


Monday to Thursday from 9 p.m.  to 5 a.m. the following morning.


Friday and Saturday nights from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. the following morning.


Passenger vehicles should use the lower level to avoid delays but also check electronic signs on the  approach route, which will provide the latest travel times across the upper and lower levels. Motorists may also choose toconsider an alternate route.


The lower level will be fully open to both cash and E-ZPass customers when work is occurring in the eastbound direction to New York..


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).  You can also check the website at http://www.panynj.gov/bridges-tunnels/gwb-upper-deck-steel-rehab.html for the current closure schedule. 

For regional traffic conditions, call 511 or visit www.511NY.org orwww.511NJ.org.

For real-time traffic updates at the GWB and other Port Authority crossings, register for Bridge & Tunnel Alerts athttp://www.BridgeAndTunnelAlerts.com.


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