ALERT — Expect full Pulaski Skyway closure this weekend, NJDOT says

Beginning 11 p.m., Friday, June 14 until 11 p.m., Sunday, June 16, the Pulaski Skyway will be closed and detoured in both directions. The closure is necessary to jack the Skyway at pier 53 near the Broadway ramp in Jersey City. If work is completed early, the Skyway will reopen sooner.

To avoid delays, NJDOT is encouraging motorists to use the NJ Turnpike-Hudson County Extension to all destinations, including the Holland Tunnel, I-78, or to I-280/Route 7 and Routes 1&9 Truck southbound. All other motorists will be directed to Routes 1&9 Truck in both directions.

Northbound closure and detour

The northbound closure will begin past Newark Liberty International Airport with the Routes 1&9 express lanes directed onto the local lanes. Traffic will follow Routes 1&9 truck northbound to the intersection of Route 7, Route 139 and Routes 1&9 in Jersey City.

Northbound motorists heading to Hoboken, Jersey City or New York City may also use the NJ Turnpike-Hudson County Extension (I-78 eastbound).

Southbound closure and detour

The southbound closure on Route 139 lower roadway will begin over the Tonnele Circle. All traffic coming from Route 139 will be directed to take the off ramp to I-280/Route 7 and Routes 1&9 Truck southbound.

In addition, the ramp from the Tonnele Circle to Pulaski Skyway southbound will also be closed. Drivers on Routes 1&9 southbound heading toward the Tonnele Circle are encouraged to stay right and use the prior ramp to Routes 1&9 Truck.

Southbound detour (toward Newark)

Leaving the Holland Tunnel, motorists will have the following options:

  • Stay to the far right and take the NJ Turnpike-Hudson County Extension to all destinations west and south, including I-78 — this is the recommended option
  • Stay to the left and follow signs for Route 139 westbound, then stay left to Routes 1&9 Truck southbound toward Newark, Route 7 and I-280

Local traffic for Jersey City

  • Stay in the middle to take the Route 139 upper roadway and follow signs to Kennedy Boulevard/Jersey City, to best access many local Jersey City locations and other points north (Secaucus)

Kearny ramp detour

  • Motorists looking to take the Pulaski Skyway northbound from the Kearny ramp will be directed to take Adams Street
  • Turn left onto Second Street
  • Turn right onto Central Avenue
  • Cross over Routes 1&9 truck
  • Take the ramp onto Routes 1&9 truck northbound
  • Follow Routes 1&9 truck northbound to the intersection of Route 7, Route 139, and Route 1&9 in Jersey City

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