Holland Tunnel westbound to close overnight through 2025

The New Jersey-bound tube of the Holland Tunnel will close during off-peak hours six nights a week starting Sunday, Feb. 5, through 2025 in order to make repairs left over from Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

Similar New York-bound traffic closures that began in April 2020 will end at 5 a.m. on Feb. 4 as the Port Authority completes repairs related to Sandy damage in the tunnel’s south tube.

The 1.6-mile-long tunnel will see the replacement of mechanical, electrical, communications and plumbing systems damaged by latent salt from Sandy seawater flooding, as well as repairs to architectural, structural and civil elements of the tunnel infrastructure. These systems suffered major damage when 30 million gallons of brackish water entered the tunnel through the New Jersey portals and ventilation buildings in the aftermath of Sandy.

Here’s the schedule:
Sunday | 11 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.
Monday | 11 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.
Tuesday | 11 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.
Wednesday | 11 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.
Thursday | 11 p.m. – 5:30 a.m.
Friday | 11:59 p.m. – 9 a.m.
Saturday night s- no scheduled closures

More information is available on the project website here.



  1. So much for Saturday morning flights out of Newark.

    If only we had a halfway decent direct train from the city to each of our major airports…one can dream (or move to Europe).