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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 24, 2020

 

Contact:
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
212-435-7777

 

 

 

 

BRIDGES, TUNNELS AND RAIL ADVISORY

 

In-lane cashless tolling system to be activated February 2 at the George Washington Bridge’s Palisades Interstate Parkway toll plaza

Lane closings planned at the Bayonne Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing, George Washington Bridge and Holland Tunnel

 

Beginning on February 2, an in-lane cashless tolling system will be activated at the George Washington Bridge-Palisades Interstate Parkway (PIP) toll plaza. The PIP toll booths will still be present, but all drivers will be advised to continue through and not to stop. Under cashless tolling, all travelers drive at roadway speeds through a tolling location equipped with toll equipment and traffic sensors. E-ZPass account holders will have the toll debited from their account as normal, while motorists without E-ZPass will have an image of their license plate captured so that a toll invoice can be mailed to the registered vehicle owner.

Activation of the cashless tolling system will require the Port Authority’s carpool plan to be discontinued at the Palisades Interstate Parkway entrance to the GWB. Customers can continue using the carpool plan at the upper and lower level toll plazas of the bridge until cashless tolling is implemented at those toll plazas.

Lanes will be closed this weekend and/or next week at the Bayonne Bridge, George Washington Bridge, Outerbridge Crossing and Holland Tunnel for ongoing construction and repair projects.

 

George Washington Bridge:

• The bridge’s lower-level westbound side will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, January 24, to 10 a.m. Saturday, January 25.

• Two lanes on the lower-level westbound side of the Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 10 p.m. Friday, January 24, to 10 a.m. Saturday, January 25.

• Two lanes on the upper-level eastbound side of the Trans-Manhattan Expressway will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, January 24, to 8 a.m. Saturday, January 25.

• One lane approaching the bridge’s lower-level eastbound toll plaza will be closed from 11 p.m. Friday, January 24, to 8 a.m. Saturday, January 25.

 

Holland Tunnel:

• One westbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, January 26, through Thursday, January 30, from 11:59 p.m. each night through 5:30 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

• One eastbound lane in the tunnel will be closed during overnight hours from Sunday, January 26, through Thursday, January 30, from 11 p.m. each night through 5 a.m. the following morning. These closures are needed for ongoing tunnel repairs.

 

Outerbridge Crossing:

• One of two eastbound lanes (into New York) will be closed from 1 a.m. to 6 a.m. on Saturday, January 25.

 

Bayonne Bridge:

• One of two northbound lanes (into Bayonne) will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, January 27, and Tuesday, January 28.

 

PATH:

• PATH service of the 33rd Street line will be suspended from 12:01 a.m. Saturday, January 25, until 5 a.m. Monday, January 27, for installation of essential signal equipment. During the period of closure, the World Trade Center PATH station, normally closed on weekends for Superstorm Sandy-related repairs, will remain open all weekend to accommodate riders affected by the 33rd Street line closure. The Hoboken and Newport stations are closing at 12:01 Saturday, January 25, and will reopen at 8 a.m. Sunday, January 26. There will be direct service on Sunday from Hoboken to WTC, for this Sunday only. New Jersey Transit will cross-honor PATH customers Saturday into Sunday morning via the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail at Hoboken and Newport during the outage period. For additional information on PATH service and train schedules, visit www.panynj.gov/StayOnTrack or download the PATH mobile app, RidePath.