Construction is set to begin before the end of the year on a new Goethals Bridge, with the $1.5 billion deal to replace the aging current bridge now finalized, according to a published report.
Pavement replacement work is set to begin on the Outerbridge beginning Tuesday night. The span, which links Perth Amboy with Staten Island, N.Y., will be closed from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. from Mondays to Thursdays. It will be closed on Fridays from 11:59 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday.
Work has begun on a project to create a higher deck for the Bayonne Bridge, one that can accommodate the larger ships that will pass through the new locks of the Panama Canal.
The agency says the decrease reflects a program that was established in 1998 to reduce motor vehicle accidents.
An overweight on a bridge that couldn’t handle it proved a disaster overnight in Washington state. It collapsed, sending three cars into the water. Fortunately, no one died. But it’s a reminder of the thousands of bridges just like it.
The work on the three bridges, to begin this year, will create more than 5,000 jobs and more than $600 million in wages, according to Cuomo and Christie’s offices.
Commuters heading to into New York City from New Jersey are now paying more after the next phase of Port Authority toll hikes kicked in over the weekend.
The cash toll the George Washington Bridge, Holland Tunnel, Lincoln Tunnel, Goethals Bridge, Bayonne Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing will increase $1 to $13.
The New York City subway system “has never faced a disaster as devastating” as the damage that was caused by Superstorm Sandy, Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Joseph Lhota said Tuesday.
The plan would mean that a 60-percent price drop would kick in on the third trip of the month over the Goethals Bridge, the Bayonne Bridge and the Outerbridge Crossing.
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Terry O’Leary, the new head of the New York State Health Department’s Bureau of Narcotics Enforcement, has his work cut out for him, retooling an agency to deal with the overprescribing of prescription painkillers.
Last year, the Port Authority instituted the first round of a two-part toll and fare hike. Now, Sen. Frank Lautenberg wants to stop round two from going into effect.
New York State is expressing interest in a $2 billion loan under what’s called the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act as it seeks to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge.
A new Port Authority plan will slash tolls by as much as 50 percent on the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and the Outerbridge Crossing.
Drivers who commute five times a week over the Goethals and Bayonne Bridges and Outerbridge Crossing can save nearly $1,200 a year on their E-ZPass rush hour tolls, and $1,800 a year off the cash tolls.