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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Joe Dee, Tim Greeley
or Steve Schapiro
RELEASE: September 9, 2013

Route 139 Lower Level westbound closed tonight;
work beginning Tuesday will require Pulaski Skyway detour at Broadway Avenue

Tonnelle Circle ramps to Route 139 eastbound closed this week

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced that the lower level of Route 139 westbound will be closed at 10 p.m. tonight through 5 a.m. Tuesday, September 10, as the inspection of the concrete over the roadway continues. Traffic from the Holland Tunnel will be directed to Route 139 Upper Level westbound.

Work is expected to shift to Route 139 Lower Level eastbound on or about Tuesday night, September 10, and continue through Saturday morning, September 14, with inspections being conducted overnight from 11:00 p.m. through 4:00 a.m. the next day. This will require the closing of the Pulaski Skyway northbound at the Broadway Avenue exit. Traffic will be detoured to 1&9 Truck southbound to Communipaw Avenue, Kennedy Boulevard and 139 Upper Level eastbound.

Additionally, the unrelated work to replace the concrete deck over the Tonnelle circle will require the continued closure of the ramps from Tonnelle Circle to Route 139 Lower Level eastbound overnight during the week starting at 9:00 p.m. tonight.


  • Cars will be directed to Tonnelle Avenue southbound to St. Paul's Avenue eastbound to Kennedy Boulevard northbound and onto Route 139 Upper Level eastbound.
  • Trucks will be directed south on Route 1&9 Truck to Communipaw Avenue eastbound to Kennedy Boulevard northbound and onto Route 139 Upper Level eastbound.
  • Traffic on Route 1&9 Truck northbound in Kearny and Jersey City will be directed to Communipaw Avenue and then to Kennedy Boulevard and Route 139 Upper Level.
  • Trucks that have reached Tonnelle Circle will be directed north on Route 1&9 northbound to County Road where they can make a U-turn onto Route 1&9 southbound and then to Route 1&9 Truck southbound to Communipaw Avenue.

The height restriction for the right-lane ramp from Route 1&9T to Route 139 eastbound has been lifted during the day. However, the truck detour using Communipaw Avenue and Kennedy Boulevard remains in place during the overnight hours. A video visualization is available online to help motorists understand these associated impacts.

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 real-time travel information.

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  Last Updated:  September 10, 2013