TRENTON (CBSNewYork) – If your route takes you over the Pulaski Skyway soon, you may have to change your plans.

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In a press release, the NJ DOT announced the following changes:

  • From 7 p.m. Saturday, September 17 through 7 a.m. Sunday, September 18, the Pulaski Skyway southbound will be closed at the off ramp to I-280/Route 7 and Route 1&9 southbound to install deck panels and related concrete work. The Skyway is expected to be closed again next weekend between 11 p.m. Friday, September 23 through 5 a.m. Monday, September 26.
  • The full closure includes most on and off ramps, including the southbound on ramp from Tonnele Circle. The ramp from the Route 139 westbound to I-280/Route 7 and Route 1&9 Truck southbound will remain open.
  • The following detours will be in place:
    • Southbound Traffic (toward Newark):
      • Leaving the Holland Tunnel, motorists will have the following options:
        • Stay to the far right and take the NJ Turnpike-Hudson County Extension to all destinations west and south, including I-78.
        • Stay to the left and follow signs for Route 139 West, then stay left to Route 1&9 Truck southbound towards Newark, Route 7 and I-280.
        • Motorists should avoid the ramp from Route 139/Covered Roadway that leads into the Tonnele Circle because of expected heavy congestion.
    • Local Traffic for Jersey City:
      • Stay to the middle to take Route 139 Upper Roadway and follow signs to Kennedy Boulevard/Jersey City, to best access many local Jersey City locations and other points north (Secaucus).
    • Northbound Traffic (toward Jersey City):
      • Northbound traffic will continue to utilize the same Skyway alternate routes that have been in effect since the northbound lanes were closed last year:
        • NJ Turnpike-Hudson County Extension
        • Route 1&9 Truck northbound
        • Communipaw Avenue to access local Jersey City Locations.

For more information, check out or you can call (973) 776-7400. You can also email Pulaski.Skyway [at]