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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Steve Schapiro
Matthew Saidel
RELEASE: July11, 2018

Central Avenue/CR 659 lane closures to begin today
for gas main installation

Southbound traffic shift necessary for two weeks

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials today announced lane closures on Central Avenue/CR 659 southbound in Kearny as part of the Pulaski Skyway Contract 5 as the rehabilitation of the historic 85-year-old bridge advances.

Beginning at 8 a.m. today, Wednesday, July 11 and continuing for approximately two weeks, NJDOT’s contractor, Ferreira/Tutor Perini Joint Venture, is scheduled to close the right lane on Central Avenue/CR 659 southbound in order to install a gas main under the roadway between 2nd and 3rd streets in Kearny. Beginning at 9 a.m., the contractor also will close the left lane on Central Avenue/CR 659 southbound daily until 5 p.m. and shift southbound traffic to the northbound left lane. One lane in each direction will be maintained on the northbound roadway during working hours. The southbound right lane closure will be in place seven days a week and the left lane closure and traffic shift will be in place Monday through Friday. The lane shifts will not affect the Skyway.

This work is part of the $56.2 million Contract 5, which will reconstruct the Kearny ramps to the Skyway by replacing the decks, sections of deteriorated steel, upgrade the lighting to match the historically compatible lighting on the mainline deck, and install a crash tested barrier system. Work began on April 1, 2018 and is expected to be completed by fall 2020.

NJDOT created a project-specific website -www.pulaskiskyway.com - which contains a wealth of information about the Skyway and the project, and will be updated with relevant new information as work progresses. The Department is carefully coordinating the Pulaski Skyway project with other regional transportation infrastructure projects to minimize traffic congestion.

The Department has a project hotline telephone number, 973-776-7400, and email,Pulaski.Skyway@dot.nj.gov. Anyone who has questions, concerns, or suggestions is encouraged to contact the Project Outreach Team as work progresses.

NJDOT will be using Variable Message Signs to provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the work.Follow us on Twitter @Skywayrehab and visit www.511nj.org for travel advisories. For NJDOT news follow us on Twitter @NJDOT_info and on the NJDOT Facebook page.

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  Last Updated:  July 12, 2018