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NJ officials: Public be aware of Skyway closure

Local News | Apr 11, 2014

NJ officials: Public be aware of Skyway closure

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey’s top transportation official is urging the commuting public to be aware that the looming partial shutdown of the Pulaski Skyway is going to have a ripple effect on the region.

Transportation Commissioner James Simpson was joined by the mayors of Hoboken, Jersey City and Newark on Thursday to urge the public to study alternate routes and means of transportation once the Skyway’s northbound lanes are shut, starting on Saturday.

They will remain closed for two years while $1 billion in repairs are done to the aging bridge.

An estimated 40,000 motorists who take the Skyway toward Jersey City and The Holland Tunnel every day are being urged to carpool, take the Turnpike extension or other alternate routes or use public transportation.