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May 23, 2023 8:00 AM

2023 Memorial Day Weekend Travel Advisory


Nearly 5.5 Million Expected to Travel by Air, Rail and Road This Memorial Day Weekend

Non-Emergency Construction Work Suspended at All Port Authority Crossings over Long Holiday Weekend to Accommodate Anticipated Higher Traffic Volume

On-Airport Parking at JFK, Newark Liberty and LaGuardia Airports Expected to be Extremely Limited Given High Volumes of Travelers; Customers Advised to Take Mass Transit or Other Means for Airport Access

PATH to Operate Saturday Service on Memorial Day, May 29

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey expects nearly 5.5 million travelers across its facilities this Memorial Day weekend. To accommodate motorists traveling between New York and New Jersey, all ongoing repairs and construction projects at its crossings will be suspended from 5 a.m. Friday, May 26, to 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 30. A separate travel advisory for any lane closures or service changes for the remainder of that week will be issued next week.

The agency anticipates nearly 2.1 million passengers will travel through John F. Kennedy International, Newark Liberty International, LaGuardia and New York-Stewart International airports from Friday through Tuesday, and encourages travelers to allow for additional travel time. Due to an expected increase in air travelers during the holiday, the Port Authority strongly encourages customers to pre-book parking or to use alternate transportation modes to the airports including mass transit, for-hire-vehicles and taxis as on-airport parking facilities at John F. Kennedy, Newark Liberty and LaGuardia airports may be unavailable or full for an extended period of time.

Based on recent travel trends, as many as 3.4 million vehicles are expected to cross the Port Authority’s bridges and tunnels over the same holiday weekend period, similar to pre-pandemic 2019 actual traffic volumes.

All Airports:
• Visit the Port Authority’s travel tips & information page for help preparing for an upcoming trip by air, including how to check for parking availability or pre-book parking at the Port Authority’s airports.
• With parking lots at all airports expected to be full, customers who have not pre-booked parking in advance are strongly encouraged to take mass transit or other means of transportation getting to the airport.
• The Port Authority strongly encourages use of the MTA’s LaGuardia Link Q70, which is free year-round, for fast and efficient access to and from LaGuardia Airport via public transit (with connections to MTA Long Island Rail Road and MTA New York City Transit subway lines 7, E, F, M and R). For details on New York Gov. Kathy Hochul's announcement, click here. For information on how to get to the airport via public transit, visit the MTA’s page on travel to LaGuardia Airport.

• On Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, trains will operate on a Saturday schedule. For more information, including real-time train information, trip planning and PATH alerts, please visit
• The southwest entrance to the Harrison station is closed at all hours to accommodate construction under way at the station. During construction, riders are required to use traffic signal pedestrian crossings at Angelo Cifelli Drive and Guyon Drive to access a corresponding station house on the opposite side of Frank E. Rodgers Boulevard. 
• Customers who use the PATH WTC station during overnights should use the street level entrances at Fulton Street or Vesey Street via the North Concourse in the 2 World Trade Center transit lobby. Oculus access is limited overnight from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. to allow for enhanced cleaning and the safety and security of customers due to reduced traffic volumes. All other entrances will be closed. For updates on the WTC campus, click here. 
• The 9 St and 23 St stations, normally closed from midnight to 5 a.m. for maintenance, will remain open during the overnight hours for the holiday weekend. The stations will resume overnight closures at 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, May 30.
• For information on PATH service and train schedules, click here or download the PATH mobile app, RidePath. 

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