NJ/NY: Port Authority announces completion of Bayonne to Staten Island Bridge lane expansion

Port Authority officials announced that starting Monday morning drivers crossing the bridge between Bayonne and Staten Island will get double the road capacity. Two lanes will become four lanes courtesy of a complex, $1.7 billion raising and rehab project that’s finally nearing completion. But what does that mean for motorists?

“Modern, 12-foot-wide lanes. And it will, in addition, it will have shoulders for places where disabled vehicles can pull off instead of causing enormous backups,” said Rick Cotton, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

“In addition to providing that improvement to our customers, we will be opening some on and off ramps to improve local access to the bridge — both in New York and New Jersey,” said Roger Prince, Port Authority’s deputy director of tunnels and bridges.