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Northbound lanes of Pulaski Skyway to close

4-11-14

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Commuters in northern New Jersey will face the great unknown when the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway close.

Saturday’s shutdown is part of a two-year project to repair the 81-year-old span on which 74,000 vehicles travel daily between Newark with Jersey City.

Officials are touting alternate routes and mass transit to help ease the anticipated gridlock. But it may be more than a week before motorists and those who live near the bridge will feel the brunt of the shutdown.

That’s because Jersey City schools will be closed next week and traffic is expected to be lighter with people observing Easter and Passover holidays.

Once the northbound lanes are rebuilt, southbound traffic will be shifted to those lanes.