JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s top transportation official is planning to discuss the upcoming closure of a major commuter route that feeds into Jersey City and the Holland Tunnel.
Transportation Commissioner James S. Simpson and Jersey City Mayor Steven will meet in Jersey City on Thursday to inform the public about the two-year closure of the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway.
A $1 billion makeover of the aging span is scheduled to begin this Saturday.
Transportation officials are warning that the estimated 40,000 motorists who take the Skyway toward Jersey City and Manhattan every day will need to find an alternate route.
They’re urging motorists to carpool, take public transportation or use alternate routes. New Jersey Transit and PATH are adding capacity on some of their trains to handle the anticipated overflow.