Pulaski Skyway to Close for 2 Years
A major northern New Jersey route for New York-bound traffic will soon be shut down for a two year renovation.
New Jersey Department of Transportation officials say the Pulaski Skyway will be closed to New York-bound drivers starting in February 2014.
Two out of the roadway's four lanes will be redecked. Only outbound traffic will be allowed during the construction.
The project will cost $1 billion.
The 80-year-old highway carries 67,000 motor vehicles per day along a portion of Route 1&9 that crosses a 3.5-mile elevated structure between Newark and Jersey City.
It serves as an express link for cars and buses to and from the Holland Tunnel.
Transportation officials say they'll hold a series of meetings and have forms on their website for public input on commuting alternatives.
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