GWB Traffic Signals

At their meeting on June 25, 2015, the Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a $65.1 million project to overhaul signage for the George Washington Bridge. The action entails upgrading and replacing the current Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) with variable message signs, vehicle detectors, traffic cameras, travel time readers, and a weather information station that connects to the TRANSCOM network. TRANSCOM is a consortium that operates a regional traffic management system and provides information to all member agencies for radio reports, highway signs, traffic apps, and other methods of dissemination. Prior to this action, the Board of Commissioners approved the replacement of 15 obsolete variableRead More →

George Washington Bridge Upper Level Structural Steel

On June 17, 2015, the Port Authority announced the completion of an $82 million state-of-good-repair project to replace the steel deck panels on the George Washington Bridge’s upper level. Initiated in 2012, this effort required nightly closings for three of the four upper-level lanes on either the westbound or the eastbound sides of the bridge. Those lane closings are now over. The project involved replacing 362, 6-foot steel panels on the upper-level deck as well as support structure on the bridge. Estimates say this work should extend the life of the roadway deck by 15 to 20 years. Deck components the project replaced were installedRead More →

The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved a project to upgrade a section of Port Jersey Boulevard on July 23, 2014. Port Jersey Boulevard functions as the main access road to the Global Container Terminal in Jersey City. The section to be upgraded runs through Jersey City, NJ and will allow the port to accommodate future cargo growth while providing environmental benefits. Specifically, the project will provide better access and egress to Port Jersey and Global Container Terminal. It will include: a new left turn lane and entrance to the BMW auto processing facility (to handle additional traffic volume), realignment and repaving of Port JerseyRead More →

June 18 marked the grand opening of Global Container Terminal’s multi-million dollar expansion. Started in 2010 and costing $325 million dollars, the expansion program installed semi-automated operations designed to improve efficiencies and safety while reducing environmental impact. “The partnership between Global and The Port Authority that led to this state-of-the-art terminal is a terrific example of a partnership between the public sector and private sector,” said Pat Foye, Executive Director of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Before the expansion, trucks required up to two hours to arrive and depart from the port. When its full slate of improvements takes effect, GlobalRead More →