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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Tim Greeley
RELEASE: October 5, 2012

NJDOT opens new Tonnelle Avenue ramp to
Pulaski Skyway in Jersey City
Route 1&9T/St. Paul’s Avenue viaduct project
continues to progress

(Trenton) - NJDOT officials today announced that a newly rebuilt Route 1&9/Tonnele Avenue southbound ramp that connects motorists to the Route 1&9 Pulaski Skyway southbound (heading west) has been opened to traffic on Friday night, October 5 in Jersey City.

NJDOT had closed the old ramp connection at this location in October 2011 to construct the new ramp, which features improved geometry and sight-distance for safer traffic merging. NJDOT’s contractor, George Harms Construction Co., has also demolished the old ramp.

During the ramp closure, Route 1&9 and Kennedy Boulevard southbound motorists destined for the Skyway had been detoured using Route 1&9T southbound, running parallel to the Skyway. The new ramp provides a much faster and more direct connection for these motorists.

The Department’s $210 million, federally-funded project is building new approach roads to safely connect Route 1&9T, Route 7, the Pulaski Skyway, Route 139, Route 1&9 north of Tonnele Circle and local streets in Jersey City. The project will provide a more continuous flow of traffic and safer connections to the roadways that form a vital link to this region's transportation network. Project completion is on track for spring 2013.

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 construction updates and real-time travel information.

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