BAYONNE, NJ – For our readers traveling locally this weekend, the Bayonne Bridge will close from 11:59 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5 until 5 a.m. Monday, Aug. 8 for ongoing construction for the “Raise the Roadway” project, the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey announced.

The span also closes during the week: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Monday through Thursday from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

On certain weekdays, the Bayonne Bridge opens at 4:30 a.m. to provide an alternate route for drivers affected by traffic holds on the Goethals Bridge.

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The bridge closings are scheduled in conjunction with other regional agencies to minimize traffic impacts, according to the Port Authority.

To receive real-time traffic updates, motorists should call 511 or visit www.511NJ.org.