Route 495 closures have begun

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

NEW YORK — The time has arrived for a major road construction project at one of the busiest points in the nation.

Contractors and crews with the New Jersey Department of Transportation began lane closures at 9 p.m. Friday along Route 495 in both directions outside the Lincoln Tunnel.

Officials are asking commuters who travel between New York and New Jersey to be patient and use mass transit.

One lane of Route 495 in each direction will be closed 24 hours a day, seven days a week beginning mid-summer as part of a $90 million repair project, New Jersey Department of Transportation officials said.

The work will take an estimated 2 1/2 years.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.