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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Erin Phalon

RELEASE: August 10, 2007

NJDOT announces major repairs to Pulaski Skyway

(Trenton) - Commissioner Kris Kolluri today announced that starting August 27 the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will rehabilitate the Route 1&9 Pulaski Skyway, which is located in Kearny, Jersey City and Newark.

“The Route 1& 9 Pulaski Skyway repair project exemplifies NJDOT’s commitment to improving and stabilizing New Jersey’s roadway network,” said Commissioner Kolluri. “Under Governor Corzine’s leadership, NJDOT is working to ensure that all of New Jersey’s bridge and roadway infrastructure is safe and in a state of good repair.”

This $10 million project includes repairs to the existing bridge deck, including partial replacement of 1,250 feet of roadway at the eastern end of the structure. Parapet repairs, concrete encasement removal and pier cap repairs to improve structural stability are also scheduled. NJDOT is scheduled to complete the project in August 2008.

In order to mitigate traffic impacts, bridge deck repairs will be performed exclusively on weekends. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction from 9 p.m. Friday night to 6 a.m. Monday morning. The normal traffic configuration will be in effect on weekdays.

From August 27 through December 2007, the eastbound right lane of the Pulaski Skyway will be closed on weekends. All westbound lanes will remain open. From March 2008 through June 2008, the westbound right lane will close on weekends. All eastbound lanes will remain open. Starting June 2008 to August 2008, the east- and westbound left lanes will be closed on weekends. The east- and westbound right lanes will remain open.

NJDOT is working closely with the City of Newark, the City of Jersey City, the Township of Kearny, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and NJ TRANSIT to coordinate the successful completion of this road improvement project.

Variable Message Signs (VMS) will be installed through the work corridor to advise motorists of scheduled lane closures and other traffic information. Motorists can also access real-time traffic information at www.trips123.com or via the NJDOT web site at www.njcommuter.com.

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