Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided new information to the City of Bayonne about the Bayonne Bridge construction project.
Bridge Closure Information: On the third weekend in March, the Bayonne Bridge will close at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, March 18. It will reopen on Sunday, March 20, at 8:00 a.m., providing a route into Bayonne for the annual St. Patrick’s Parade.
On Easter Weekend, the bridge will remain open from 5:00 a.m. on Friday, March 25, until 9:00 a.m. on Monday, March 28.
For bridge closure information, call the Port Authority at 855-265-5482 and Press 1.
Pier construction: Construction at most bridge piers on the Bayonne side of the bridge has been completed for now. At Piers N6 and N7, between 1st and 2nd Streets, the gantry and crane are operating and setting roadway segments. Pipe strut is being installed. At Pier N8, which is between 2nd Street and Gertrude Street, pier work is now completed. Grouting will occur for a short period of time.
Wall and Retention Basin: Construction continues on a mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall and a retention basin on the Kennedy Boulevard side of the bridge at 6th Street.
Street closures: Streets and portions of various streets that run under the bridge will be closed temporarily. Portions of 1st Street will be closed until June 2016. Gertrude Street has reopened. While sections of roadway are closed, no through traffic can travel under the bridge. However, vehicles can continue to enter from Kennedy Boulevard or Avenue A for local access only. No other streets will be closed while three streets are closed in Bayonne for this bridge project.
Bayonne Bridge Travel Alerts & Advisories: Port Authority Bridge & Tunnel Alerts is a free subscription service that notifies customers of 20 minute holds, bridge closures, incidents or events that may delay trips across the Bayonne Bridge or other Port Authority bridges and tunnels. Go to http://www.paalerts.com and click on Register for Port Authority Alerts
Shuttle Information: Free weekend shuttle service has ended for the winter season. It will resume in May 2016.
Community Outreach Office: A Community Outreach Office is open in Bayonne to residents the opportunity to speak personally with Port Authority staff about concerns and services available to help minimize construction impacts. The office is closed on major holidays. Please call Tai White Johnson at 718-390-3003 with any question and concerns, or to schedule an appointment. The updated hours of operation for the Port Authority’s Community Outreach Office in Bayonne are: Mondays, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; and Fridays, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.