Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis recently announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided new information about the latest developments in the Bayonne Bridge construction project.
The gantry continues to undergo load and performance testing. The gantry is tentatively scheduled to begin setting segments of the bridge this month.
The Port Authority updated the City of Bayonne on the work activity that has been completed or is in progress around the various bridge piers.
At Piers N2, N3, N4, and N5, located south of 1st Street, work has been completed for now.
At Piers N6 and N7, between 1st and 2nd Street, drill shaft work, excavation for sixteen footings, and arsenic removal are underway. The Port Authority will be working in this area for several months.
At Pier N8, between 2nd Street and Gertrude Street, and at Pier N9, between Gertrude Street and 3rd Street, work has been completed for now.
Pier erection is in progress at Pier N10, by 3rd Street (south side), at Pier 11, by 3rd Street (north side), at Pier 12, between Juliette Street and 4th Street, by Slootsky Park on the Juliette Street side, at Pier N13, between Juliette Street, by Slootsky Park on the 4th street side, and at Pier N14, by Margaret Street.
The Port Authority has announced that there will be periodic 20-minute traffic holds through December 2015. They will take place between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Motorists and community members should sign up for e-alerts on the Port Authority website for real-time information and scheduling of 20-minute holds.
From the first quarter of 2015 (probably starting in early February) to December 2015, some six-hour daytime closures are expected on weekdays. Plans are tentative.
There will be extended Friday night closures, beginning Friday nights at 11:59 p.m., and ending Saturday nights at 11:59 p.m., on January 23, and 30, and February 7.
For bridge closure information, please call 855-265-5482, and press 1.
Juliette Street, Gertrude Street, and West 3rd Street will be closed daily, as needed, from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Portions of West 4th Street will remain closed through June 2015. While these sections of the roadways are closed, vehicles can continue to enter from Kennedy Boulevard or Avenue A for local access only. No through traffic can travel under the bridge.
Bayonne Bridge Travel Alerts and Advisories: Port Authority Bridge and Tunnel Alerts is a free subscription service that notifies customers of 20-minute holds, bridge closures, incidents, or events that may delay their trip across the Bayonne Bridge or other Port Authority bridges and tunnels. When you register, you will receive free alerts directly at your cellular phone, PDA, pager, or e-mail account. Go to http://www.paalerts.com and click on Register for Port Authority Alerts.