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Inbound Lanes Approaching Lincoln Tunnel Closed During Overnight Hours - Expect Delays - The Roadway will Remain Open During Peak Hours
August 02, 2012

Beginning on or about Monday, August 6 and continuing through 2014, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey will begin construction on the Lincoln Tunnel Helix along 495 East.  During the first phase, the inbound lanes (to New York) approaching Lincoln Tunnel will be closed during overnight hours for construction work as follows:

  • Weeknights – 10:30 PM to 5 AM
  • Saturdays – 12:01 AM to 8 AM
  • Sundays – 1 AM to 9 AM

The roadways will remain open during peak hours.  Buses will be diverted to Pleasant Avenue and Boulevard East in Weehawken for alternate access to the Lincoln Tunnel.  

Buses will be delayed both inbound and outbound from the Port Authority Bus Terminal.  Customers should allow for additional time when traveling or consider mass transit options such as PATH and NJ TRANSIT trains.

Affected bus routes include:
107*, 108*, 111*, 112, 113, 114, 115, 116, 123*, 124*, 125*, 126*, 127*, 129*, 137,  139, 154*, 156*, 159*, 161*, 163*, 164, 165 T - Turnpike Exp. ONLY, 166T - Turnpike Exp. ONLY, 167*, 190*, 191*, 192*, 194, 195*, 197, 198, 319, 320 and 321
Note: *Denotes this route normally uses a local street from Union City and Weehawken to approach the eastbound Lincoln Tunnel and will encounter detoured traffic from the NJ 495 construction and could encounter a service delay as a result.

NJ TRANSIT customers are advised to review Informational web sites with travel times before travel:

  • For real-time traffic information, please call 511 or visit

We regret any inconvenience.  Thank you for your patience.