UNION CITY - (AP) - New Jersey transportation officials are expected to get an earful over plans to close the Pulaski Skyway.

The Assembly's Transportation Committee has called a special hearing for Thursday morning in Union City to discuss the plans. Department of Transportation officials and engineers are among those expected to attend.

The DOT announced last month that the 80-year-old Skyway will close to inbound traffic for two years while it undergoes a major overhaul. The closure would begin in early 2014.

DOT officials estimate that closing the lanes instead of restricting work to nights and weekends will save $200 million and four years of construction time.

Lawmakers say they need more information on how the disruption will affect travel in an area that's already one of the most congested in the state.