The rehabilitation of the Hoboken and Conrail Viaducts (Route 139 Upper and Lower Roadways) requires the detour of Route 139 eastbound between Summit Avenue and Palisade Avenue. A temporary roadway has been constructed adjacent to Route 139 between Oakland Avenue and Palisade Avenue to carry eastbound detoured traffic. A series of intersection closures is also planned. Affected intersections will be closed in stages. Detour routes will accommodate pedestrians, motorists and public transit.
Route 139 eastbound detour (Ongoing)
Traffic traveling eastbound on the Route 139 Upper Roadway will be detoured onto Summit Avenue, left onto Hoboken Avenue and proceed onto the temporary roadway eastward (between Oakland and Palisade Avenues).
Route 139 eastbound detour map (pdf
Oakland Avenue intersection detour (Ongoing)
The Oakland Avenue Bridge is closed and is expected to remain closed through Spring 2016. Motorists will continue to use Central Avenue to cross Route 139 until the bridge reopens.
Oakland Avenue detour map (pdf
Palisade Avenue intersection detour
On or around December 10, 2015, the Palisade Avenue Bridge will be closed for approximately six months. The following detours will be in place:
Pedestrians traveling south on Palisade Avenue wishing to cross Route 139 will be detoured westward to Baldwin Avenue where they may cross the highway.
Pedestrians traveling north on Palisade Avenue and students of Dickinson High School are encouraged to travel west on Washburn Avenue to Baldwin Avenue to cross the highway.
Pedestrian detour map (pdf
Motorists traveling south on Palisade Avenue will be detoured west along St. Pauls Avenue, left onto Baldwin Avenue, south along Baldwin Avenue to Newark Avenue.
Motorists traveling north on Palisade Avenue will be detoured west on Newark Avenue to Baldwin Avenue, north on Baldwin Avenue and east onto Beacon Avenue, then turn right or left onto Palisade Avenue.
Palisade Avenue southbound between St. Pauls Avenue and Route 139 will be closed to through traffic.
Palisade Avenue northbound between Newark Avenue and Route 139 will be closed to through traffic.
Buses - NJ TRANSIT Numbers 84 and 86:
Palisade Avenue detour map (pdf
Buses traveling south on Palisade Avenue will be detoured west onto Beacon Avenue then south onto Baldwin Avenue to Newark Avenue.
Buses traveling north on Palisade Avenue will be detoured west to Baldwin Avenue then east onto Beacon Avenue.
NJ TRANSIT bus detour map (pdf
The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to follow us on Twitter @skywayrehab and check the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) 511NJ Travel information web site for real-time travel information.
NJDOT has a hotline telephone number, 973.776.7400, and encourages anyone who has questions, concerns or suggestions to contact the Project Outreach Team as work progresses.