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lincoln tunnel closure
Lincoln tunnel closure: The Port Authority of New York, New Jersey, and New York announced that work will start Saturday, November 13, at the Dyer Plaza ramp in New York City to upgrade the Lincoln Tunnel’s toll collection system to a modern, more efficient system.
Weather dependent, this work will require a one-week closure of the ramp. The ramp provides bidirectional access into and from the tunnel’s Center Tube. In the event of inclement weather, an alternative start date is November 20.
Installing the new all-electronic system at Lincoln Tunnel will require that the ramp’s pavement be replaced with nonferrous concrete slabs. These closures will allow for the demolition and replacement of the concrete roadway. This is necessary to prepare for the installation of the induction loop technology, which provides accurate vehicle sizes for Tolling.
Once the concrete pavement has been laid, the induction loop installation and the installation of the gantries for the toll collection equipment will take place at a later date. The new state-of-the-art tolling system, when fully implemented, will eliminate the need to use toll booths or lanes and allow motorists to travel at normal speeds.
Kevin O’Toole, Chairman of the Port Authority, stated that the installation of all-electronic Tolling by the Port Authority advances the agency’s core mission of keeping the region moving. This now includes modernizing our existing toll collection system. “This is the first step to upgrading a toll collection system to better serve motorists. As we work towards a smoother and more efficient drive for all, we ask our customers to be patient with us.
Rick Cotton, Executive Director of Port Authority, stated that the Port Authority is moving forward with modernizing its toll system. This will result in a state-of-the-art system at all crossings. We urge motorists to plan ahead, especially if they intend to travel by car to Midtown Manhattan.