JERSEY CITY, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — It wasn’t “car-mageddon.” In fact, the first weekday commute with the inbound Pulaski Skyway closed wasn’t much different from a normal Monday.
School vacations and a holiday week combined to keep traffic light and give commuters a break from what figures to be a long haul for those who drive in to Jersey City or lower Manhattan.
Inbound traffic is being detoured on the 82-year-old span for the next two years for repairs as part of a $1 billion renovation project. The bridge officially closed on Saturday.
About 40,000 cars use the Pulaski Skyway as a direct link between the New Jersey Turnpike and the Holland Tunnel and New York City daily. Much of that traffic is now being rerouted through Jersey City.