NJDOT to continue interim repairs on Pulaski Skyway
(Trenton)- Commissioner Kris Kolluri today announced that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will begin additional interim repairs on the Route 1 and 9 Pulaski Skyway in Kearney and Jersey City, Hudson County.
The Pulaski Skyway southbound lanes from the Tonnele Circle to the Broadway on-ramp will fully close overnight on Wednesday, June 11 and Thursday, June 12 from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Starting Monday, June 16, NJDOT will temporarily close the southbound Pulaski Skyway from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. on Monday through Thursday nights. Additionally, two weekend closures will be scheduled.
Route 1&9 southbound traffic will be detoured overnight as follows:
• The on-ramp from Tonnele Avenue to the Pulasky Skyway will be closed and traffic will be detoured to Route 1&9 Truck and continue on back to Route 1&9 in Newark.
• Traffic from Route 139 westbound will also be detoured to the Tonnele Circle and will follow the same detour as Route 1&9 traffic.
NJDOT’s $20 million Pulaski Skyway interim repair Contract Two project includes improvements to the existing concrete bridge deck, as well as rehabilitation of the raised safety-walk along the bridge. NJDOT is scheduled to complete the project in November 2008.
In August 2007, NJDOT began the $21 million interim repair Contract One project, which will repair 1,250 feet of concrete roadway at the eastern end of the structure. In addition, the Contract One project will improve the structural integrity of the Skyway by repairing the parapets and pier caps. NJDOT is scheduled to complete that project in Spring, 2009.
NJDOT is working closely with the City of Newark, the City of Jersey City, the Township of Kearny, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and NJ TRANSIT to coordinate the successful completion of this road improvement project. Variable Message Signs have been installed throughout the work corridor to advise motorists of scheduled lane closures and other traffic information. Motorists can access real-time traffic information via the NJDOT website at www.nj511.info and www.njcommuter.com.