Bayonne Bridge to close for ongoing construction
The Bayonne Bridge will be closed this weekend – from 11:59 p.m. Friday, July 14, through 5 a.m. Monday, July 17 – to accommodate ongoing construction work on the crossing, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey said in press release.
Once the bridge opens at 5 a.m. Monday, July 17, it will remain open until its standard 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. overnight closing on Monday night. The Bayonne Bridge’s overnight closings are cancelled for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, July 18 through July 20. However, on those nights, there may be two 15-minute traffic holds between the hours of 12 a.m. and 4 a.m. in the southbound direction to allow for the delivery of construction materials.
During this weekend’s closing, traffic will initially be detoured via 5th Street in Bayonne to support construction activities. Beginning at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 15, traffic will be detoured via Avenue A for the duration of the bridge closing.
Founded in 1921, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey builds, operates, and maintains many of the most important transportation and trade infrastructure assets in the country. The agency’s network of aviation, ground, rail, and seaport facilities is among the busiest in the country, supports more than 550,000 regional jobs, and generates more than $23 billion in annual wages and $80 billion in annual economic activity. The Port Authority also owns and manages the 16-acre World Trade Center site, where the 1,776-foot-tall One World Trade Center is now the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere. The Port Authority receives no tax revenue from either the State of New York or New Jersey or from the City of New York. The agency raises the necessary funds for the improvement, construction or acquisition of its facilities primarily on its own credit.