The director of the New Jersey Sierra Club speaks out about the proposed closure.
- GOING GREEN
Friday, March 1
To The Editor: When the Pulaski Skyway was built the most popular car was the Model A Ford making it the oldest highway in the nation, which is in desperate need of repair. However in order to repair and rebuild the Skyway for two years they are going to have to close the two northbound lanes causing a traffic nightmare in a densely populated area. The closing of these lanes will not only cause traffic jams and cause Turnpike extension gridlock, but will have detrimental impact on local businesses, add to air pollution, and will make getting to and from the Super Bowl an even bigger headache. The reason they are closing the lane and doing it this way is because it is the cheapest way of doing it. We believe strongly that the Skyway needs …
In a letter to John Wisniewski, Ramos called for hearings about the proposed closure of the skyway.
In response to the announcement of the closure of the Pulaski Skyway, Hoboken Assemblyman Ruben Ramos Jr. is calling for a special hearing on the matter. The New Jersey Department of Transportation recently announced a temporary closure of the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway, to resurface the roads, rehabilitate the deck, and undertake several other repairs to the aging overpass. "The Pulaski Skyway is one of the main arterial roads in this region," Ramos said in a press release. Ramos sent a letter with the request for a hearing to the chairman of the Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee, John Wisniewski (see attached). “Anybody who has travelled on the Skyway recently knows that the bridge is long …