JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The day of reckoning is here for commuters who use the Pulaski Skyway to get into Jersey City or lower Manhattan.
Inbound traffic will be detoured on the 82-year-old span for the next two years for repairs. The bridge officially closed on Saturday.
When the inbound lanes are completed in about a year, outbound traffic will use those lanes so that the outbound lanes can be repaired.
Transportation officials are urging commuters to carpool or take public transit instead of driving.
Jersey City is deploying more than 50 police officers to direct traffic through the city.