Union County, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders advises drivers in the region to be aware that on Tuesday July 9, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) is set to begin improvement work on Outerbridge Crossing, which will involve closing the bridge in both directions during the overnight period on weekdays into early Saturday mornings.
Although Outerbridge Crossing is located outside of Union County, closures may affect traffic in eastern Union County during those times because traffic will be diverted from Outerbridge Crossing to the Goethals Bridge.
The Goethals Bridge connects western Staten Island to the Elizabeth/Linden area, including the Garden State Parkway, the New Jersey Turnpike, and Routes 1&9.
Scheduled closings for Outerbridge Crossing:
Weekdays: Mondays through Thursdays, from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. the following morning, until Labor Day. After Labor Day, weekday closures will begin at 9:00 p.m.
Weekends: Fridays, from 11:59 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. Saturday until Labor Day. After Labor Day, the bridge will reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Saturdays.
Work is expected to continue through October.
For all updates and complete details on the Outerbridge Crossing project, including maps and detour routes, visit PANYNJ online at panynj.gov.