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No-Delay Skyway

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Jersey City, New Jersey (My9NJ) - Carmageddon, the lord of all traffic nightmares was predicted yesterday morning due to the closure of the northbound Pulaski Skyway. What was supposed to historically be the worst Monday commute ever, thankfully turned out to be just the opposite. Now many motorists are wondering what all the fuss was about.

The circle at Tonnelle Avenue is almost always gridlocked even when the Skyway’s open. Even there, the traffic didn’t even seem backed up at all and everyday commuters were not fazed by the usual traffic flow.

The reason for such successful traffic avoidance is that the Turnpike extension off of I-78 is running well for two reasons. The first being that most of that traffic is coming in from due South or due West and doesn’t go anywhere near the Pulaski Skyway. Another is that a third lane of traffic which would’ve just been the shoulder has been opened up and that makes traffic flow pretty smoothly.

The no traffic woes may be fool’s gold considering schools are on spring break and others may be taking off due to holidays. As a result, this could be making the number of commuters lower than usual. For the time being, enjoy the traffic free problems, but don’t exactly celebrate just yet. For the next couples of days drivers can see if NJ Transit actually stepped up their game or if it’s just coincidence that there were fewer commuters the first day of the closures.



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