How to Prepare for Pulaski Skyway Closure

By Michelle Sartor Lang
Senior Multimedia Web Producer

A map of the area surrounding the Pulaski Skyway. The northbound lanes will be closed for two years. From NJDOT.

The northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway will close for approximately two years starting Saturday, April 12 for a rehabilitation project. To help motorists prepare for the closure, the state Department of Transportation has set up a website with updates about the project, alternate means of transportation, detour maps and travel information.

Instead of using roadways during the project, people can travel using expanded service from NJ Transit. The company has debuted a new express service on the Route 22 corridor, will add two train trips each morning and evening on the Morris and Essex Lines between Summit and Hoboken, will add additional seating capacity to Raritan Valley Line trains during peak hours to and from Newark Penn Station and will add one train trip each morning and evening on the North Jersey Coast Line between Bay Head and Hoboken.

The Port Authority plans to increase the frequency of PATH departures from Newark Penn Station. PATH service in Hoboken is also going to accommodate more customers for trips to Jersey City and New York City.

Another option is the ferry. New Seastreak ferry service will be available from Atlantic Highlands to Paulus Hook in Jersey City and Hoboken Terminal.

There is also a park and ride option that will be available off Route 1 & 9 South near Newark Airport with bus service provided by Suburban Transit to Grove Street and Exchange Place in Jersey City.

For those who prefer to drive, NJDOT suggests taking the New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension and Route 1 & 9 T, which will both have increased capacity for vehicles during the rehabilitation project. There will also be several temporary detours in place to guide motorists through the area.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority also encourages motorists planning to use the Turnpike to get E-ZPass, which will save them time at toll plazas.

Drivers can get traffic information in the area around the Pulaski Skyway, and across the state, through

The Twitter handle @skywayrehab has also been set up to provide updates.