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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
RELEASE: March 14, 2014

Lanes to be closed on Route 7 at 1&9T on Saturday

Bridge inspection necessary in connection with Pulaski Skyway rehabilitation project


(Trenton) - The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced temporary lane closures on the Route 7 ramp leading to Route 1&9T in Jersey City.

The ramp and lane closures are necessary so the steel superstructure of two Pulaski Skyway bridge spans can be inspected as part of the Pulaski Skyway (Route 1&9) rehabilitation project.

• On Saturday, March 15 from 6 a.m. until approximately 10 a.m., the right two lanes of the ramp from Route 7 eastbound to Route 1&9T will be closed. From about 10:30 a.m. until approximately 2 p.m., the left two lanes of the ramp will be closed

• The right lane of Route 1&9T northbound prior to Newark Avenue will be closed from 6 a.m. until about 2 p.m.

In February, NJDOT announced the Pulaski Skyway northbound will close on Saturday, April 12 for approximately two years. The existing deck of the 3.5-mile long structure that carries Route 1&9 traffic will be replaced during this phase of the rehabilitation project. Southbound travel on the Skyway will be maintained during construction. Route 139, which is just east of the Skyway, will maintain one lower level travel lane east toward New York and two travel lanes west toward Newark at all times (except nights and weekends) while the Pulaski Skyway northbound is closed.

NJDOT created a project-specific website, www.pulaskiskyway.com, which contains a wealth of information about the Skyway project, including construction updates and information specifically about the Hoboken and Conrail Viaduct rehabilitation in Contract 2.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check www.511nj.org for real-time travel information.

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