The Port Authority will suspended PATH service to midtown Manhattan for the next two weekends, according to a news release from the city of Hoboken.
PATH service between Newark and 33rd street will stop running after 10 p.m. on Friday and will resume at 5 a.m. on Monday.
The Newark to World Trade Center line will continue to run between New Jersey and New York from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. this Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 8 and 9, and next Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 15 and 16.
PATH's Acting Director Stephen Kingsberry said it's a temporary inconvenience that will speed up restoration of full, 24-hour PATH service across the system.
The Porth Authority has been shutting down PATH service to 33rd Street between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. each day. Kingsberry said allowing for 48 hours of work at a time will speed up the extensive repairs.
The agency estimates damage from Hurricane Sandy caused some $300 million in damage.
Mayor Dawn Zimmer thanked the Port Authority for making this decision.
"A higher percentage of Hoboken residents - 56 percent - rely on mass transit for commuting than any other city in the country, so loss of the PATH has had a disproportionate impact on our community," Zimmer said in a statement.
Weekend PATH riders can use the MTA subway lines near the World Trade Center for uptown travel, including the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E and R lines. Ferries and NJ Transit bus service will also be available.