March 21, 2014 at 11:17 PM
WEST ORANGE, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is holding a Public Information Center (PIC) from 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 25 at St. Peter's University in Jersey City to provide different travel alternatives for motorists once the Pulaski Skyway closes the northbound lanes on April 12 for two years of repairs. The southbound lanes will remain open.
The Pulaski Skyway is a four-lane bridge that is part of Route 1/9. The Pulaski Skyway has four travel lanes, two northbound towards Jersey City, two southbound towards Newark. For motorists travelling between Newark and Jersey City, the 3.5 mile bridge crosses both the Passaic and Hackensack rivers as well as Kearney Point.
The NJDOT estimates that approximately 40,000 northbound vehicles will need to be rerouted onto alternate roadways and/or travel modes like bus, train, and ridesharing. 9,600 of those vehicles cross during the 6 am - 9 am morning peak period. Route 139, east of the Skyway, will have one lower level travel lane east toward New York and two travel lanes west toward Newark open at all times (except nights and weekends) while the Pulaski Skyway northbound is closed. During the 2 year closure, the entire deck of the skyway will be replaced.
The PIC will hold presentations at 1, 3, 5, and 7 pm in the MacMahon Student Center at St. Peter's University, 47 Glenwood Avenue, Jersey City, in the Duncan Family Skyroom, 6th Floor, Pulaski West Room.
For detailed information from NJDOT about the project, go to www.pulaskiskyway.com, and will include construction updates and information specific to the Hoboken and Conrail Viaduct rehabilitation in Contract 2.