GWB repairs will close westbound upper level lanes

December 22, 2013 7:29:47 AM PST
The next phase of repair work at the George Washington Bridge will close three of the four upper level westbound lanes Sunday night.

The lanes will be shut between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday, allowing contractors to replace steel deck panels on the deck.

The work forced the closure of the lanes in both directions from Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Motorists traveling across the Hudson River in either direction during these times should consider alternate routes such as the Lincoln or Holland Tunnel, or use the lower level of the George Washington Bridge.

The Port Authority says this work should minimize the chance of another emergency closure during the holidays, like the ones that have backed up traffic for miles three times over the past month.

At the completion of work Monday morning, all construction will be suspended throughout the holidays and will resume in mid-January. The project is expected to be completed in March.

To learn more about the upper-level deck replacement project, visit

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