The lower level of Route 139 in Jersey City with be closed in both directions on Friday night into early Saturday afternoon as part of the Pulaski Skyway project.

Route 139 near the Holland Tunnel (NJ DOT)

The New Jersey Department of Transportation will close the road at 11 p.m. on Friday night as the Oakland Avenue Bridge is demolished. The upper level will remain open throughout the closure which will last until 2 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.

The following detours will be in place, according to the DOT.

  • Traffic heading toward Newark and points south and west are encouraged to use the New Jersey Turnpike Extension.
  • Westbound Cars and Trucks:
    Traffic will be diverted to the upper level of Route 139 westbound to JFK Boulevard, where it will be directed to turn left and then to the first right onto the ramp leading to Tonnelle Circle. From there Cars can access the Pulaski Skyway southbound and Route 1&9 Truck Northbound. All other traffic heading to Route 1&9 Truck or Route 7 will take Route 1&9 northbound to the Country Road jughandle and turn left onto Manhattan Avenue eastbound. At the next light, traffic will turn right onto Route 1&9 southbound to the ramp for Route 1&9 Truck and Route 7.
  • Eastbound Cars:
    Traffic will be diverted from Tonnelle Circle to Tonnelle Avenue southbound, where it will be directed to turn left onto St. Paul’s Avenue and then left onto JFK Boulevard to Route 139 upper level eastbound.
  • Eastbound Trucks:
    Trucks will be directed South on Route 1&9 Truck to the Virginia Avenue jughandle to use Communipaw Avenue eastbound where they will be directed to turn left onto JFK Boulevard to Route 139 upper level eastbound.
  • Oakland Avenue northbound
    Northbound traffic traveling on Oakland Avenue will turn right onto Washburn Avenue then left onto Baldwin Avenue. Traffic will stay on Baldwin Avenue and turn left onto St. Paul's Avenue and then be able to turn left or right onto Oakland Avenue.
  • Oakland Avenue southbound
    Southbound traffic traveling on Oakland Avenue will make a right onto Route 139 westbound then turn left onto Central Avenue. Once across Route 139 traffic may turn left or right onto Hoboken Avenue.
  • Hoboken Avenue eastbound to Oakland Avenue northbound
    Traffic traveling Eastbound on Hoboken Avenue will turn left onto Central Avenue. Once across Route 139 traffic may turn a right onto Fleet Street and then traffic may turn right or left onto Oakland Avenue.

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