Bayonne Bridge Construction Update

Bayonne Bridge River View ObserverBayonne’s Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has provided new information to the City of Bayonne about the Bayonne Bridge construction project.

At Piers N2, N3, and N4 (south of 1st Street), foundations are being constructed now.

At Pier N5 (south of 1st Street), in July, a crane will arrive for pier erection and then work its way south to Piers N4, N3, and N2.

Work has taken place around Piers N6 and N7 (between 1st and 2nd Streets).  Drill shaft work and excavation have taken place for sixteen footings.  The Port Authority will be working in this area until December. At Pier N8, between 2nd Street and Gertrude Street behind Ideal Aluminum, pier erection is in progress with the new crane.

At Pier 9 (between Gertrude Street and 3rd Street) and Pier 10 (south side of 3rd Street), cap installation is in progress.

At Pier 11 (north side of 3rd Street), pier erection is in progress with a crane.

At Pier 12 (between Juliette Street and 4th Street, Slootsky Park on the Juliette Street side), gantry operation is taking place at night, from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m., and is now over the street.  This will be in place for about seven weeks.

At Pier N13 (between Juliette Street and 4th Street, Slootsky Park on the 4th Street side), gantry operation is taking place at night (9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m.).  This will be in place for about six weeks.

At Pier N14 (Margaret Street), gantry operation has been completed.

Pier 15 (abutment) is serving as the base of operations for the gantry.

Construction will begin in July on a wall and a retention basin on the Kennedy Boulevard side of the bridge at 6th Street.  The wall will be the same as the one constructed on 5th Street on the East side of the bridge.

Street closures: Streets and portions of various streets that run under the bridge will be closed temporarily. Juliette Street will be closed until August 2015. Part of West 3rd Street will be closed until sometime in July 2015. Gertrude Street will be closed until sometime in July 2015.  While these sections of roadway are closed, no through traffic can travel under the bridge.  However, vehicles can continue to enter from Kennedy Boulevard or Avenue A for local access only.    No other streets will be closed while all three above streets are closed.

Upcoming bridge closure: There will be a full weekend closure of the bridge beginning on Friday, July 17.

Residential Assistance Programs – Residents Inside Work Zone:  The following programs are available through the Port Authority: Power Washing – Car Wash Certificates – Damage Claim – Pool Cleaning. For more information on these programs, call Tai White Johnson at 718-390-3003

Hotel: If residents feel inconvenienced due to noise or if they have any safety concerns while construction is underway near their home, they can participate in the Port Authority’s Hotel Stay Program. O. R. Colan Associates (ORC) is the Port Authority’s agent. Residents must contact them to confirm their eligibility and to book a reservation at a specific hotel in Staten Island, Jersey City, or Newark (airport area). They will arrange for a comfortable setting. ORC can be reached at 201-301-6263 or by email at Residents do not need to be a homeowner to participate in this program.

Window Replacement: Homeowners are still eligible for the Window Replacement Program. They should call ORC at 201-301-6263 for details and an enrollment package.

Bridge Closure Information: Call 855-265-5482 and Press 1.

Bayonne Bridge Travel Alerts & Advisories: Port Authority Bridge & Tunnel Alerts is a free subscription service that notifies customers of 20 minute holds, bridge closures, incidents or events that may  delays trips across the Bayonne Bridge or other Port Authority bridges and tunnels. Go to  and click on Register for Port Authority Alerts

Free Bridge Shuttle: During certain designated times, a free shuttle will provide alternate transportation for pedestrians and cyclists who use the sidewalk during the Bayonne Bridge “Raise the Roadway” construction project.  The two shuttle stops are located at West 1st Street and Kennedy Boulevard in Bayonne, and 209 John Street in Staten Island.  The shuttles will be equipped with bike racks to accommodate bicyclists.

Service will run every hour as follows:

July through October 2015 – Sundays ONLY from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., due to scheduled weekend closures of the bridge during these months, as long as no full weekend closures are scheduled.

Holiday Weekends: During holiday weekends, shuttle service will be available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The shuttle will run on Friday as long as no daytime closures are scheduled.  The following days are considered the remaining holidays for the summer/fall: Labor Day, Rosh Hashanah, and Yom Kippur.

Shuttle Information:  Please call 855-265-5482 and press 7.

Community Outreach Office: A Community Outreach Office is open in Bayonne to residents the opportunity to speak personally with Port Authority staff about concerns and services available to help minimize construction impacts.  The office is closed on major holidays.  Please call Tai White Johnson at 718-390-3003 with any question and concerns, or to schedule an appointment.  The hours of operation for the Port Authority’s Community Outreach Office in Bayonne are Wednesdays, from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.; Thursdays, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Fridays, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.







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