Three-Month-Long Commuter Alert In Effect As Construction Begins On Alexander Hamilton Bridge

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A commuter alert began at midnight, and is set to last for three months.

A major construction project on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge is now under way, so get ready for some added stress and miles of backups all the way into New Jersey.

A new phase of construction on the Alexander Hamilton Bridge will crunch two lanes into one, and the effects will be felt for miles starting on Sunday.

Workers will have to remove concrete, check, repair or replace the metal support beams, and then resurface the entire roadway, CBS 2’s Amy Dardashtian reported. It’s a process that could last through October.


“It’s going to be a mess,” one driver told CBS 2’s Dave Carlin on Saturday. “It’s going to be a mess”

Officials expect backups in the eastbound direction across the George Washington Bridge and into Interstates…

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