New Jersey DOT Commissioner Jim Simpson said they’re only anticipating a 4 percent increase of drivers on Staten Island as a result of the span closures. The inbound Skyway will be closed for two years starting next month.
The company behind the INRIX smartphone traffic app for years has reported that New York and Bridgeport are in the top ten among all U.S. cities when it comes to traffic congestion.
Authorities say the worker fell about 20 feet and landed on a ramp leading to the skyway, which was closed at the time. It was not immediately clear what caused the accident, and the worker’s name was not released.
On Friday night workers closed the commuter link between Newark and Jersey City to work on a new support beam. It’s only one phase of a billion-dollar project that the Department Of Transportation announced earlier this year.
Pavement replacement work is set to begin on the Outerbridge beginning Tuesday night. The span, which links Perth Amboy with Staten Island, N.Y., will be closed from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. from Mondays to Thursdays. It will be closed on Fridays from 11:59 p.m. to 7 a.m. Saturday.
An overweight on a bridge that couldn’t handle it proved a disaster overnight in Washington state. It collapsed, sending three cars into the water. Fortunately, no one died. But it’s a reminder of the thousands of bridges just like it.
Jersey City Police Capt. Edgar Martinez said it took 90 minutes for emergency services to corral the goat as it ran along the four-lane bridge between Jersey City and Kearny Point Tuesday.
The bridge will undergo a massive rehabilitation project and be partially closed to traffic heading into New York City for two years.
The billion-dollar rehab project to upgrade the 80-year-old span will begin following the 2014 Super Bowl at Met Life Stadium.
Some of the top ten traffic bottlenecks in the New York City area are not in the five boroughs, but those roads that go around them, according to a new study.
The Cross Bronx Expressway and the Van Wyck Expressway are reliably awful, but some of the New York City area roadways are, according to the Texas Transportation Institute, reliably unreliable when it comes to traffic jams.
Taxi drivers staged a five-hour shutdown at Newark Liberty International Airport on Friday, refusing to pick up passengers to protest the arrest of a fellow cabbie Ahmed Deraz.
The Pulaski Skyway, I-78, and Route 139 are among roads slated for much needed repairs over the next five years.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has laid out a plan to fund state road and bridge projects for the next five years.