It’s another weekend of detours for motorists who use the Pulaski Skyway to travel between Newark and Jersey City.
Both the Manhattan district attorney’s office and the Securities and Exchange Commission are investigating whether the Port Authority had the right to spend $1.8 billion in toll money to rebuild the Pulaski Skyway and three other roads.
This weekend marked the first of eight weekends for which the Pulaski Skyway was to be closed in both directions.
Motorists who use the Pulaski Skyway will need to find alternate routes starting this weekend.
Firefighters are battling a blaze underneath the Pulaski Skyway that is sending smoke billowing into the air.
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive director Pat Foye had little to say Wednesday about a legal probe of the funding deal for the reconstruction of the Pulaski Skyway.
Another potential legal mess could be coming for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and the administration of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Yet another agency is taking a closer look at the financial books of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, according to a published report.
New Jersey Department of Transportation spokesman Steve Shapiro said that commuters have caught on to the idea of using mass transit and changing up their travel plans.
Officials are advising commuters who use the Pulaski Skyway that last week was the exception, not the norm.
Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith that Week One of the New York City-bound closure was tied to coincide with many work and school vacations.
When I was a kid and my parents packed my brother and me into our ‘63 Dodge Dart with the push button transmission for a trip down the shore, the Skyway loomed large like a giant rusting Erector set.
The northbound Pulaski Skyway will be closed for a two-year, $1 billion bridge deck rehabilitation project. As a result, about 40,000 drivers will need to be accommodated by alternate travel options each day.
The first weekday commute with the inbound Pulaski Skyway closed wasn’t much different from a normal Monday.
The first day of the two-year closure of the inbound Pulaski Skyway arrived Saturday, though the real test of the new traffic patterns won’t come until Monday.