New Jersey's Pulaski Skyway to close for 2 years

New Jersey's Pulaski Skyway to close for 2 years

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A portion of the Pulaski Skyway over in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) A portion of the Pulaski Skyway over in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -

A major northern New Jersey route for New York-bound traffic will soon be shut down for a two-year renovation.

New Jersey Department of Transportation officials say the Pulaski Skyway will be closed to New York-bound drivers starting in February 2014.

Two out of the roadway's four lanes will be redecked. Only outbound traffic will be allowed during the construction.

The project will cost $1 billion.

The 80-year-old highway carries 67,000 motor vehicles per day along a portion of Route 1&9 that crosses a 3.5-mile elevated structure between Newark and Jersey City.

It serves as an express link for cars and buses to and from the Holland Tunnel.

Transportation officials say they will hold a series of meetings and have forms on their website for public input on commuting alternatives.

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