HOBOKEN, UNION CITY AND BEYOND -- Assemblyman Ruben Ramos, Jr. sent a letter earlier today to Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski, urging the Chairman to consider holding a special hearing in Hudson County regarding the proposed closure of the Pulaski Skyway. Assemblyman Ramos is a member of the Assembly Transportation, Public Works and Independent Authorities Committee.
"The Pulaski Skyway is one of the main arterial roads in this region" said Ramos. “My constituents that currently rely on the Pulaski Skyway to commute to work will be left with very few alternatives.”
The NJ Department of Transportation recently announced a temporary closure of the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway in order to resurface the roads, rehabilitate the deck, and undertake several other repairs to the aging overpass.
“Anybody who has travelled on the Skyway recently knows that the bridge is long overdue for a resurfacing and needs significant rehabilitative work,” added Ramos, “but complete closure without providing an alternative for people to enter Hudson County will have a negative economic impact on County businesses and residents."
"Many of my constituents in the 33rd Legislative District have voiced strong concerns about the effect that the closure will have upon their commutes or the ability of their customers or clients to reach their businesses,” Ramos concluded. “We need to seriously consider alternatives to complete closure.”
Assemblyman Ramos represents the 33rd Legislative District, which includes Hoboken, Union City, Weehawken, and parts of Jersey City and chairs the Assembly Regulatory Oversight and Gaming Committee and is a member of the Assembly Transportation and Environment & Solid Waste Committees.