Repair Work Will Snarl Traffic, Cause Bus Delays Over GWB

July 12, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Construction on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge will cause delays on the George Washington Bridge. Flickr/ parvapax.

Both the New York and New Jersey departments of transportation and NJ Transit have issued alerts to motorists and bus riders that a repair project will likely delay travel for those traveling from New Jersey to New York on the George Washington Bridge. The project is scheduled to begin Friday night and continue through October.


According to the New York Department of Transportation, the construction is part of the rehabilitation of the Alexander Hamilton Bridge over the Harlem River on Interstate 95. The organization urges those traveling to the Cross Bronx Expressway (I-95) or the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) to consider alternate routes.

Motorists who cross the George Washington Bridge heading toward the Alexander Hamilton Bridge will be funneled from two travel lanes to one, which the New Jersey Department of Transportation expects to cause significant delays, especially during peak travel periods. The NJDOT has more information available on its website.

In addition to encountering traffic once motorists enter New York, the NJDOT says roadways in New Jersey leading to the George Washington Bridge, including those in Fort Lee, will likely be clogged during the project.

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