PULASKI SKYWAY JERSEY CITY-BOUND IS CLOSED!
PLEASE PLAN ALTERNATE ROUTES
City Offices Closed Tomorrow,4/18, in Observance of The Good Friday Holiday; Alternate Side Parking Suspended
All Municipal Offices will be closed in observance of the Good Friday Holiday, tomorrow, April 18th.
Regular trash pick-ups will continue, but street sweeping and alternate side parking will be suspended. Police and Fire will remain open and on duty.
Municipal Offices will reopen at 9 a.m., Monday, April 21, 2014.
Jersey City Officials Outline Plans for Closure of Pulaski Skyway; Turn Restrictions, Parking Restrictions & Added Police Officers to Help Move Traffic and Reduce Congestion; Provisions Made for Public Safety Vehicles and NJ Transit Buses to Encourage Public Transit
The Pulaski Skyway was closed to incoming Jersey City traffic on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
“We know that the State’s closure of the Pulaski Skyway for the next two years will have a significant impact on Jersey City residents and businesses which is why we have been working with the State to develop a plan that will encourage motorists to avoid using Jersey City as a pass through route to the Holland Tunnel,” said Mayor Fulop. “The plan we have in place is one that can be adapted and modified as we see exactly how many motorists enter Jersey City during rush hours and what routes they take. Our goal is to keep traffic moving safely and smoothly and to have the least impact on residents possible.”
At the request of the City, the DOT is funding the hiring of 55 off-duty Jersey City police officers to assist traffic flow during the morning and afternoon rush hours, with the officers being supported by the JCPD Motorcycle Squad as rapid response.
The Office of Emergency Management, which opened at 6 a.m., Monday, April 14th, will serve as the command center during the Skyway closure until needed. The DOT is also installing nearly two dozen adaptive traffic signals in Jersey City to accommodate an anticipated additional 1,700 vehicles on Route 1&9 Truck.
As part of its plan, Jersey City has implemented AM turn restrictions throughout the city. These restrictions are meant to keep Pulaski Skyway traffic off side streets and to improve the overall flow of traffic. Established NJT bus lines and school buses will be exempt from turn restrictions in order to encourage use of public transportation and minimize disruption for students and the plan takes into account the mobility of public safety vehicles.
Jersey City has also passed an ordinance specifically prohibiting vehicles from blocking crosswalks and intersections. Signs are being posted at signalized intersections throughout the city, and the fine will be $150 for each violation.
“There will be zero tolerance for blocking bus stops and double-parking, as we can’t allow a single person to block traffic for everyone,” said Public Safety Director James Shea. “The Jersey City Police Department and Parking Authority will be aggressively enforcing these regulations.”
To provide two continuous lanes of traffic during rush hours, Jersey City will also implement parking and stopping regulations along Communipaw Avenue and Grand street.
NO PARKING, NO STOPPING, NO STANDING REGULATIONS:
Communipaw Av. from Rt. 440 to Grand St. - 6 AM-10 AM Monday-Friday eastbound, south side of street; 3 PM-7 PM Monday-Friday westbound, north side of street
Grand St. from Communipaw Av. to Fairmount Av. - 6 AM-10 AM Monday-Friday eastbound, south side of street 3 PM-7 PM Monday-Friday westbound, north side of street.
At the request of the administration, the DOT also held two special community meetings on the Pulaski Skyway closure at which state and city officials outlined the above plans for traffic during the two-year closure as well as public safety plans.
Mayor Fulop Announces Opening of Online Application for Jersey City’s Summer Internship Program
We are pleased to announce that the admissions process for the Jersey City Summer Internship Program (JCSI) is now open. JCSI will provide talented public school students who have successfully completed their junior year the opportunity to participate in paid internships in the city's leading companies, including corporate offices, higher educational institutions, law firms, and the hospitality industry. Students selected for this competitive program will receive career training and mentoring support, and will earn academic credit.
NOTE: The deadline to submit an application for the Jersey City Summer Internship Program Application has been extended to April 18th, 2014!
To view the Mayor’s announce-ment, click here or on the graphic at right . To access the link to the online application, click here.
JCETP Invites Public Comment on Youth Request for Proposal
Jersey City Employment & Training Program will soon be releasing an RFP for youth services. We invite public comments on our last RFP, which can be viewed or downloaded by here: Youth RFP 2012-2014
Please enter your comments by clicking here.
Thank you for your participation.
JC Employment & Training Wants Your Input, Jersey City!
We are working to improve the operations and outreach of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program.
After two days of meetings with community and religious leaders, business and labor, the unemployed and ex offenders, we produced this mission statement.
We welcome your thoughts, criticisms, and ideas as we adopt this strategic direction for the agency.
Please forward your feedback to Alma.Kadric@dol.state.nj.us. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Download or view JCETP Mission Statement.