TRENTON, NJ – Traffic into and out of Hoboken and Jersey City might be disrupted this weekend thanks to the full closure of the Pulaski Skyway for construction, New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) have announced. The concrete work is part of the rehabilitation of the historic 88-year-old bridge. In addition with the full closure, the Department will be doing various maintenance and electrical repairs on the structure over the course of the weekend.
The closure is expected to begin at 10:00 p.m. Friday and last until 5:00 a.m. Monday. If work is completed early, the Skyway will reopen sooner. The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT's traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information and for NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NewJerseyDOT or on the NJDOT Facebook page.
To avoid delays, NJDOT is encouraging motorists to use the NJ Turnpike-Hudson County Extension to all destinations, including the Holland Tunnel, I-78, or to I-280/Route 7 and Route 1&9 Truck southbound. All other motorists will be directed to Route 1&9 Truck in both directions.
The northbound closure will begin past Newark Liberty International Airport with the Route 1&9 Express Lanes directed onto the Local Lanes. Traffic will follow Route 1&9 Truck northbound to the intersection of Route 7, Route 139, and Route 1&9 in Jersey City.
Northbound motorists heading to Hoboken, Jersey City or New York City also may use the New Jersey Turnpike-Hudson County Extension.