NEW YORK (AP) — Three of the New York area's major bridges are set for
facelifts totaling nearly $3 billion over the next few years.
Contracts for the Bayonne Bridge, Goethals Bridge and Outerbridge Crossing
are expected to be approved by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey at
its monthly board meeting Wednesday.
The new Goethals Bridge will cost about $1.5 billion and feature wider travel
lanes and pedestrian/bicycle access. Work is to begin later this year and the
bridge is expected to open to traffic in 2016.
A $1.3 billion project will raise the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge by 64
feet to accommodate bigger cargo ships from the expanded Panama Canal by
Resurfacing on the Outerbridge Crossing is expected to be finished by the end
of this year.