State Assembly holds hearing on Pulaski project delays

New Jersey State Assembly holds hearing on Pulaski Skyway project delays.

New Jersey State Assembly holds hearing on Pulaski Skyway project delays. (12/14/15)

TRENTON - The New Jersey Assembly Transportation Committee held a hearing Monday looking for updates on the Pulaski Skyway project.

The multimillion-dollar construction project is currently behind schedule and over budget, more than a year and a half after it began. The committee heard testimony from those who have been affected by the ongoing project.

"The congestion and delays in Hudson County have become increasingly disruptive for many businesses and residents,” said Maria Nieves of the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce.

Nieves represents about 800 of the county’s local businesses. Business owners tell her that they have been losing money while the project has been ongoing. The skyway was only supposed to be shut down for two years.

Representatives from the Department of Transportation have previously blamed the delays on last year’s rough winter. They also say that the deterioration of the skyway was worse than anticipated.

The entire project was estimated to cost $1.2 billion, but lawmakers say it looks closer to $2 billion.

The head of the DOT was invited to speak at Monday’s hearing, but did not show. The agency has said it still expects the project to be complete by the end 2016.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

A house in Manalapan caught fire after it 1 House catches fire on Dancer Lane in Manalapan
On a busy Friday morning, just seconds before 2 Good Samaritan saves woman's life, gets robbed in Edison
The owner of Jewelry Expo in Union Township 3 Sleight-of-hand thieves steal $10K worth of jewelry
Officials say the 15-year-old jumped off a ledge 4 Police save teen from drowning in Prospect Park
5 Neighborhood Brief for April 30

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The additional work is expected to add an New timeline given for Pulaski Skyway construction

A new timeline has been given for the Pulaski Skyway construction project that has shut

Pulaski Skyway will close for construction this weekend Pulaski Skyway will close for construction this weekend

The Pulaski Skyway will be closed in both directions this weekend for the installation of

Officials say the roadway is safe to drive Pulaski Skyway shows rust, corrosion

The New Jersey Department of Transportation gave representatives of the media a tour of damage

Pulaski Skyway to close on weekends during spring Pulaski Skyway now closed for construction

More work begins this weekend on the Pulaski Skyway that will force drivers to use

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.