NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) —Three of the four lanes on the George Washington Bridge will be closed at times this weekend so crews can replace steel deck panels as part of the upper-level deck replacement project.
There will only be one inbound lane open on the upper level from 10 p.m. Friday until 10 a.m. Saturday. Three lanes will then be closed in both directions on the upper level from Saturday at 10 p.m. until Sunday at 10 a.m. The lower level will be open.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 10/28 Thursday Morning Forecast
The Port Authority says the closures will allow crews to replace critical steel deck panels on the current deck, “significantly
minimizing the chances of another emergency closure of the bridge during the holidays.”
The agency said drivers should expect “significant delays” overnight and in the early morning. Motorists are being advised to use alternate routes, such as the Lincoln or Holland Tunnel or use the lower level of the bridge.
Robert Sinclair with AAA New York called the lanes closures this weekend bad timing. He said 27 percent of the nation will be on the roads this weekend traveling for the holidays.