While, as of this past Sunday, many drivers are paying up to $14 to cross the George Washington, Bayonne and Goethals bridges, the Holland and Lincoln tunnels and the Outerbridge Crossing, the cash toll for 18-wheelers is now $114.
Starting at 3 a.m. Sunday, the tolls jumped 75 cents for cars with E-ZPass, costing $9.75 for off-peak hours and $11.75 for peak times.
The incident backed up traffic on the bridge for about 30 minutes to allow crews to clear the road of debris.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says construction on the George Washington Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing was suspended Friday and won’t resume until Tuesday.
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 AAA has gone to federal court, trying to roll back the Port Authority hikes that will make the toll $15 cash by 2015.
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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