Assembly Transportation Comm. to hold hearing concerning Pulaski Skyway repairs

The Assembly Transportation Committee will hold a special hearing next week over the planned closure of northbound lanes of Pulaski Skyway during reconstruction.

The panel will convene at Hudson County Community College at 9:30 a.m. Thursday and will take testimony concerning the state Department of Transportation’s plans to close the northbound lanes of the Pulaski Skyway for two years beginning in 2014.

 “We’re dealing with one of the most heavily-populated areas of one of the most heavily-populated states in the country,” said Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John Wisniewski in a release.

 “No matter how much advance planning time commuters have, this closure will still have a significant impact on their daily lives for quite a substantial amount of time and we need to have a clear picture of what that impact will be.”

The committee has invited the DOT Commissioner and other experts on transportation matters to testify regarding the repair of the Skyway and other issues..  The committee will also

 hear testimony from members of the public wishing to testify on the issue.

The hearing will be the college’s North Hudson Higher Education Center, 4800 Kennedy Boulevard, Union City.

Assembly Transportation Comm. to hold hearing concerning Pulaski Skyway repairs