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Port Authority Approves Changes To Bridges Connecting SI And NJ

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The Port Authority has approved major changes to the main bridges connecting Staten Island and New Jersey at a cost of almost $3 billion.

Artist renderings show the end result of the biggest project, a complete replacement of the 85-year-old Goethals Bridge.

The new span will include wider lanes, sensors to alert drivers to weather and traffic conditions, and a pathway for pedestrians and bicyclists.

The old bridge will stay in use during construction.

The Port Authority also approved raising the roadway of the Bayonne Bridge so that larger cargo ships can use nearby ports.

On a smaller scale, the Outerbridge Crossing will be repaved.

All three projects are scheduled to start later this year.

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