As discussed at today’s Joint Committee meeting, the critically important effort to rebuild the 80-year-old Route 495 Viaduct (which carries about 150,000 vehicles daily) is now underway.  NJDOT, starting last Friday night, has closed one lane in each direction on the 495 approach to the Lincoln Tunnel in order to do the work. There are many sources of information about this project and commuting conditions that you and the public may find valuable.   They include:

  • NJDOT’s project-specific website, which enables you to sign up for project alerts and learn about the project in greater detail:
  • A project-specific hotline phone number: 201-408-8495
  • A project-specific email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  
  • Twitter: @RestoreNJ495
  • NJDOT Facebook Page
  • Real-time traffic updates with a special widget to cut through all other traffic information and focus directly on the Route 495 area are available at

The NJTPA will share project updates through our website and social media platforms as well. Please feel free to share this information widely via your own channels to educate the public about this critical ongoing project and its impacts on the transportation network.