BAYONNE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) – Those traveling between New Jersey and Staten Island Thursday will have to plan their commute around a temporary closure of the Bayonne Bridge.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said traffic will be stopped in both directions for about 20 minutes at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. while workers safely position oversized trailers on the span.
Motorists are encouraged to use the Goethals Bridge to avoid delays.
The closure is part of a $1.2 billion project to raise the roadway to give larger ships access to New York and New Jersey ports. The new bridge roadway will have wider lanes and a median.
The span connects Bayonne with Staten Island.
You Might Also Be Interested In:
- Second Man In Custody In Bronx House Explosion That Killed FDNY Battalion Chief
- De Blasio On Harlem Boy’s Death: ‘I Want To Know What Happened And Why’
- Suffolk County Police To Complete More Comprehensive Disability Training
- Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop Won’t Run For Governor, Endorses Former Ambassador Murphy
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)