Left-turn slot from Route 1&9T
to Communipaw Avenue
Skyway rehabilitation project
(Trenton) - The New
Jersey Department of Transportation
(NJDOT) today announced a traffic
pattern change in Jersey City that
eliminates left turns from Route
southbound onto Communipaw Avenue.
The change was made in advance of the closure of Pulaski Skyway (Route 1&9) northbound travel lanes in connection with the ongoing Skyway rehabilitation project, and will remain in place until the Skyway’s four travel lanes are rebuilt and northbound travel on the Skyway resumes.
The purpose of the traffic pattern
change at Route 1&9T and Communipaw
Avenue is to maximize the capacity
of Route 1&9T northbound travel
lanes, which will be chosen by
some motorists as an alternate
route when the Pulaski rehabilitation
project eliminates northbound travel
on the Skyway for approximately two
- The left-turn slot that had
been used by Route 1&9T southbound
traffic to turn left onto Communipaw
Avenue has been eliminated.
must now proceed through
the intersection and use a jughandle
ramp to make a U-turn onto Route
440 northbound and then turn right
onto Communipaw Avenue.
NJDOT needed to engineer several
changes at the intersection to
maximize traffic throughput on
northbound. The key change was
to provide an acceleration lane
for motorists who use a ramp near
the intersection to travel from
northbound to Route 440 southbound.
The lack of an acceleration lane
produced congestion on the ramp
and on Route 1&9T northbound.
This congestion has reduced the
operational performance of the
intersection for those motorists
continuing on Route 1&9T
northbound. The new traffic pattern
will benefit local and regional
motorists during the reconstruction
of the Pulaski Skyway bridge deck.