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Major Construction On Pulaski Skyway Could Cause Commuter Nightmare

By Alexandra Hill, WBGO News
January 11, 2013

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The project to give the Pulaski Highway a major overhaul could cause a traffic nightmare for the 67,000 commuters who use the span daily.

With the northbound lanes of the highway closed for two years commuters will have to find alternate routes into New York City. Joe Dee with the NJ Department of Transportation says even though the project isn’t set to start until next year they are giving commuters much needed time to plan ahead.

“It is gonna take a lot of work, and we’ll be working closely with commuters, as well as public officials and transportation agencies to minimize the inconvenience.”

Transportation experts say alternatives could include creating an extra lane along the Turnpike. While the closure of the northbound lanes will last for two years the entire project won’t be completed until 2020.

The Department Of Transportation is conducting a commuter survey to help find solutions.

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