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Traffic Alert: Pulaski Skyway to Undergo Temporary Closures

Short-Duration Shutdowns Expected; Alternate Routes Advised

JERSEY CITY, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has issued a travel advisory for motorists planning to use Route 1&9 and the Pulaski Skyway tonight. As part of ongoing rehabilitation efforts for the 92-year-old bridge, both directions of the Pulaski Skyway, along with Route 1&9 northbound lanes in Newark, will experience temporary closures.

The closures are scheduled to start at 11:30 PM tonight, Tuesday, April 9, and are expected to last until 4 AM Wednesday, April 10. These short-term stoppages, lasting between 10 to 15 minutes each, are necessitated by crucial maintenance work, specifically to jack the Skyway at span 105 near the Route 1&9 northbound ramp to Route 1&9 Truck in Newark for steel pier and floorbeam repairs.

Motorists are advised to anticipate these stoppages and plan their nighttime travel accordingly. To circumvent potential delays, the NJDOT recommends utilizing the NJ Turnpike-Hudson County Extension as an alternative route, which serves as a viable detour to the Holland Tunnel, I-78, I-280/Route 7, and Route 1&9 Truck southbound. Directions to Route 1&9 Truck will be provided for all other traffic.

This temporary inconvenience is part of the broader Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation project (Contract 9A), a critical initiative aimed at preserving the structural integrity and historical significance of the bridge. The NJDOT is committed to minimizing the impact on regional traffic by coordinating this project with other transportation infrastructure work in the area.

For any inquiries, concerns, or suggestions, NJDOT has made available a project hotline at 973-776-7400 and an email address,, inviting the public to reach out to the Project Outreach Team. As always, the timing of construction work is subject to adjustments based on weather conditions or other unforeseen factors. Travelers are encouraged to stay informed on the latest traffic updates by visiting NJDOT’s traffic information website for real-time travel information.

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