FILE - In this Thursday, June 21, 2018, file photo, traffic spirals up-and-down a section of Route 495 to the Lincoln Tunnel, in Weehauken, N.J., with the New York City skyline in the background. New Jersey towns along the busy highway leading to the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City could see traffic jams when a bridge repair project closes a lane in each direction. It’s just not clear when. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Traffic 'nightmare' for New York-bound motorists, but when?

July 04, 2018 - 9:15 am

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey towns along a busy highway leading to the Lincoln Tunnel into New York City could see traffic jams when a long-term bridge repair project closes a lane in each direction.

It's just not clear when.

New Jersey's Department of Transportation has previously said the lanes on Route 495 will be closed starting in mid-summer. Now, they say it will be later this summer, but haven't given a date.

Local officials say there are still details that need to be worked out. They're concerned about traffic jams in the towns of Weehawken, Union City and North Bergen.

They're also concerned about how much overtime they will have to pay police for traffic control. Officials say the state hasn't said it will reimburse those costs.

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