Pulaski Skyway to be closed Saturday for repairs: DOT

The Pulaski Skyway will be closed in both directions Saturday for steel repairs, state Department of Transportation officials announced Friday.

The Pulaski Skyway will be closed in both directions Saturday for steel repairs, state Department of Transportation officials announced Friday.

From 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. overhead steel repairs and the installation of concrete overlay will be performed on the 86-year-old span as part of the $1 billion Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation project.

To avoid delays, southbound motorists are encouraged to use the NJ Turnpike-Hudson County Extension to all destinations west and south, including I-78, or to I-280/Route 7 and Route 1&9 Truck southbound. Northbound motorists will be directed to Route 1&9 Truck.

Heavy congestion and delays are expected in the area in Tonnele Circle.

The northbound closure will begin past Newark Liberty International Airport with the Route 1&9 Express Lanes being closed and all traffic directed onto the Local Lanes, officials said. Traffic will follow Route 1&9 Truck northbound to the intersection of Route 7 and Route 1&9 Truck in Jersey City. 

Northbound motorists heading to Hoboken, Jersey City or New York City also may use the New Jersey Turnpike-Hudson County Extension.

The southbound closure will begin south of the Tonnele Circle, with the ramp from the Tonnele Circle to the Skyway closed. Traffic coming from Route 139 will be directed to the off ramp to I-280/Route 7 and Route 1&9 southbound. 

Traffic on Route 1&9 south heading toward Tonnele Circle is encouraged to stay right and use the ramp to Route 1&9 Truck.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check the DOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.

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