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NJ TRANSIT ADVISES CUSTOMERS OF UPCOMING CONSTRUCTION NEAR THE LINCOLN TUNNEL

Route 495 Eastbound to Close in Weehawken for Overnight Construction Starting August 6



NJT-12-063
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2012

NEWARK, NJ — Beginning on or about Monday night, August 6 and continuing through late-Fall of 2013, Route 495 eastbound will be closed at Pleasant Avenue in Weehawken for overnight repairs.  Additionally, one lane on Route 495 westbound along the helix will close to support the eastbound construction. 

 

This project will impact NJ TRANSIT bus customers who travel towards the New York City-bound Lincoln tunnel between 10:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. on weekday nights and 11 p.m. and 8 a.m. on weekend nights.  Bus customers traveling during this time will experience significant delays due to a reduction in vehicular traffic capacity as buses must exit Route 495 eastbound at Pleasant Avenue and travel along local streets in Weehawken to access the inbound Lincoln Tunnel.

 

Many of NJ TRANSIT’s local bus routes traveling toward points in and around Weehawken and Union City during the construction will operate with significant delays as buses will experience increased traffic congestion, especially near the immediate construction zone.    

 

Additionally, some bus routes traveling from New York City to New Jersey during overnight hours may operate with delays due to buses arriving late to the Port Authority Bus Terminal. 

 

The affected bus routes include: 

  • 107 Irvington – New York
  • 108 Newark – New York
  • 111 Jersey Gardens – New York
  • 112 Scotch Plains – New York
  • 113 Dunellen – New York
  • 114/117 Bridgewater – New York
  • 115 Rahway – New York
  • 116 Perth Amboy – New York
  • 121 North Bergen – New York
  • 123 Jersey City – Union City – New York
  • 124 Secaucus – New York
  • 125 Jersey City – Journal Square – New York
  • 126 Jersey City – New York
  • 127 Ridgefield – Union City – New York
  • 129 Secaucus – Union City – New York
  • 137 Island Beach State Park – Toms River – New York
  • 139 Lakewood – New York
  • 144 Elmwood Park – Hackensack – New York
  • 154 Fort Lee – Palisades Park – New York
  • 156 Englewood Cliffs – New York
  • 159 Fort Lee – New York
  • 160 Elmwood Park – Wallington – New York
  • 161 Paterson – Passaic – New York
  • 163 Ridgewood – New York
  • 164 Midland Park – New York
  • 165T Westwood – New York, Turnpike Express Only
  • 166T Cresskill – New York, Turnpike Express Only
  • 167 Harrington Park – New York
  • 190 Paterson – Rutherford – New York
  • 191 Willowbrook – Montclair – New York
  • 192 Clifton – New York
  • 194 Vernon – Butler – New York
  • 195 Willowbrook – Cedar Grove – New York
  • 196 Warwick – Ringwood – New York
  • 197 Warwick – Wayne – New York
  • 198 Wayne – William Paterson - New York
  • 199 Clifton – Lyndhurst – New York
  • 319 New York – Atlantic City – Wildwood
  • 320 Secaucus – New York
  • 321 Ridgefield – New York

A number of local NJ TRANSIT bus routes will also be impacted by traffic congestion in the area of the construction project:

  • 22/22X North Bergen – Union City – Hoboken
  • 84P North Bergen – Jersey City – Journal Square – Park Avenue Service
  • 86 Union City – Newport Centre
  • 89 North Bergen – Hoboken

All customers on these affected bus routes are advised to allow for extra travel time getting to and from their destination.  Alternate travel options include NJ TRANSIT rail service during operation hours and PATH service.  Customers can visit www.njtransit.com or www.panynj.gov for NJ TRANSIT rail and PATH schedule information. 

 

Customers should also visit njtransit.com for additional information and sign up for My Transit alerts.  Additionally, customers can review informational web sites with delay times before travel:

 

  • For real time traffic information, please call 511 or visit 511nj.org;
  • For project updates on the Route 495 construction, visit http://www.panynj.gov/thehelixfix/; and
  • To register for Port Authority’s text alerts and view Lincoln Tunnel alerts, please visit btt.paalerts.com.

 

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