Bayonne Bridge to close for construction

November 29, 2013 7:57:10 AM PST
If you're heading from New Jersey to Staten Island early next week, don't plan on taking the Bayonne Bridge during the late-night and early-morning hours.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will close the bridge between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the $1.3 billion raising of the roadway.

Traffic will be diverted to the Goethals Bridge.

Also on Monday, the JFK Boulevard northbound on-ramp and southbound off-ramp in Bayonne will be closed for the duration of the project.

The bridge-raising project will raise the 82-year-old bridge's roadway by 64 feet in order to accommodate larger cargo ships anticipated to begin using the expanded Panama Canal by the end of 2015.