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Expect Delays In NJ Driving To And From The Lincoln Tunnel For Next 2 1/2 Years !

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4 hours ago, njhorseman said:

No, the problem being caused by the construction project being discussed in this thread will affect your trip from Newark Airport to Manhattan, not from Manhattan to Brooklyn. A taxi or car service or Uber from your hotel to Brooklyn will be easy.

To get to Manhattan from EWR there are options including train and airport express his service in addition to taking a car service.

 

Thanks, njhorseman.  Your response very much help if we fly into Newark.  We haven’t booked airfare yet and realized we have no idea which airport we should consider flying into.  Never had to consider three airports before. La Guardia is closest to the hotel but it sounds like it could be choatic with all of the construction.

any thoughts?

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19 hours ago, Northern Light said:

Thanks, njhorseman.  Your response very much help if we fly into Newark.  We haven’t booked airfare yet and realized we have no idea which airport we should consider flying into.  Never had to consider three airports before. La Guardia is closest to the hotel but it sounds like it could be choatic with all of the construction.

any thoughts?

Since you're staying in Manhattan for several days prior to your cruise, the construction issues at LGA are far less important than they are for someone flying in the day of their cruise. For you it would at worst be an annoyance/inconvenience. Because you're not under constraints affecting your ability to board the ship on time, there's no reason to rule out flying into LGA if fares are significantly lower than they would be to EWR and JFK. 

 

Your first step should be to review airline fares and schedules. When you find acceptable options, the next step is finding out about the ground transportation options and prices, which differ somewhat from airport to airport. Unfortunately it requires a little work to put the airfare and ground transportation options together to come up with the right mix of cost and convenience for you. 

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Following is just a FYI, not exactly sure where to post this - it affects mostly those on the NY side near the Lincoln Tunnel (going to / from) from the Times Square/West Side of midtown Manhattan - with this new traffic flow on 11th Avenue, starting this month.  Remains unseen, updated and reports from fellow CC'er will be helpful in the coming weeks, is how it affect traffic heading to the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on 12th Avenue @ W. 55th Street.  

 

11th Avenue (is now southbound only - a dedicated bike lane is coming shortly) has been providing 2 way traffic flow between W. 57th Street and 40th Street, near one of the entrances to the Lincolon Tunnel, used for Cape Liberty & EWR (Newark Int'l Airport) and visitors, tourists and commuters in the midtown Manhattan/Times Square area with its numerous hotels.  

 

Thus far, indications are that it's diverting traffic northbound traffic to 12th Avenue and 10th Avenue; and, on busier ship/port days around MCT (Manhattan Cruise Terminal) - it can possibly result in extra delays & confusion for drivers unaware of the changes and/or missed the signage putting up, etc. (i.e. driving across town, coming out of the Lincoln Tunnel & used to drive north on 11th Avenue to the pier, etc.) 

https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/06/24/11th-ave-construction-resumes/

https://pix11.com/2019/06/05/nyc-suddenly-changes-11th-avenue-traffic-to-one-way/

 

Google Maps/Waze real-time GPS assisted navigation has incorporated their map guidance for drivers using it to get around (Garmin maps, including satellite-aided GPS guidance ... might take a little longer to update their data).  Traffic on 11th Avenue (known as West End Avenue further uptown ... Columbus Circle area, north of 57th Street remains 2-way traffic, 2 lanes each direction and flow nicely on weekends - fewer delivery trucks & commercial traffic)

 

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1 hour ago, mking8288 said:

coming out of the Lincoln Tunnel & used to drive north on 11th Avenue to the pier,

Thanks.

 

There are actually people who used 11th Ave northbound to get to the cruise terminal from the Lincoln Tunnel?:classic_huh:

 

Never did it myself...always use 10th or 12th and always used 10th or 12th in directions I gave to others.

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