Morning commute tested after Pulaski Skyway closure

The Monday morning commute turned out to be not so bad for the majority of drivers getting to work without the Pulaski Skyway. The Skyway

The project aims to repair the 82-year-old bridge,

The project aims to repair the 82-year-old bridge, which needs new steel supports and new decking. (Credit: News 12 )

NEWARK - The Monday morning commute turned out to be not so bad for the majority of drivers getting to work without the Pulaski Skyway.

The Skyway northbound, which drops drivers in Jersey City, closed on Saturday for major repairs and will remain closed for two years.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop says that the lighter traffic Monday might have to do with this being a holiday week.

To get around the Skyway, officials are urging commuters to take a train or a bus. Truck Route 1/9 will also remain open.

Also available are the Hudson County extension of the New Jersey Turnpike to get to Jersey City and the Holland Tunnel. Travelers coming from the north can take the Belleville Turnpike. More transit buses and a ferry from Atlantic Highlands to Hoboken and Jersey City will be available.

New Jersey Transit says it has increased seats on the Morris & Essex, North Jersey Coast and Raritan Valley lines.
The project aims to repair the 82-year-old bridge, which needs new steel supports and new decking.

Once work on the northbound lanes is complete, Department of Transportation crews will begin work on the southbound side.  Traffic will still only be allowed to flow south.

More on this topic

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short 1 VIDEO: Defense closing arguments in Mall at Short Hills murder trial
Bridge-Gate defendants Bridget Kelly and Bill Baroni are 2 Bridge-Gate defendants to be sentenced today
The municipal court judge out of Fort Lee 3 Judge files official misconduct complaint against Gov. Christie
Nassau Police say a Carle Place Subway restaurant 4 Police: Carle Place knifepoint robbery linked to Nassau pattern
VIDEO: Mount Vernon woman sentenced in daughter's killing 5 VIDEO: Mount Vernon woman sentenced in daughter's killing

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Hours before the closure of the northbound Pulaski Emergency crews anticipate Pulaski accidents

Hours before the closure of the northbound Pulaski Skyway, local fire departments anticipated potential emergency

The Department of Transportation warns that it is Pulaski Skyway closure Sat.; delays expected

The closure to the northbound lanes of Pulaski Skyway will begin Saturday and remain in

Transportation Commissioner James S. Simpson and the mayors State, local officials discuss Pulaski Skyway closure

State and local officials say they are doing everything they can to ease the effect

The northbound Pulaski Skyway will shut down for Pulaski shutdown worries commuters

The northbound Pulaski Skyway will shut down for two years on Saturday, causing potential problems

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE