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The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey urges travelers by air, rail and road to pack additional time and patience

photo courtesy of Assemblyman Bob Auth

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Fort Lee NJ, with the July 4th holiday being observed on Monday July 5th , the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey urges travelers by air, rail and road to pack additional time and patience this July Fourth holiday weekend when more than 4.4 million passengers are expected to use its facilities as the summer travel season gets underway. To accommodate motorists traveling between New York and New Jersey, non-emergency repairs and construction projects at the agency’s crossings will be suspended from 5 a.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 2 to 6.

The agency anticipates more than 1.1 million passengers will travel through John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and New York Stewart International airports from Thursday through Monday, July 1 to 5. This estimate reflects the slow yet steady growth of the return of U.S. air travel, though this anticipated volume represents a decrease of more than 41 percent compared to the same holiday weekend in July 2019.

At the Port Authority’s bridges and tunnels, as many as 3.3 million vehicles are expected to cross the Port Authority’s bridges and tunnels over the same holiday weekend period based on recent travel trends, which is an estimate similar to 2019 actual traffic volumes.

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