Essex County Assemblyman Joseph Cryan has proposed lowering New Jersey Turnpike tolls to entice more commuters to use that route during the Pulaski Skyway closure.
"The DOT, which
has done a job of rerouting traffic, is dependent on sending a lot of
that traffic over to the New Jersey Turnpike, where anyone’s who's been
on turnpike knows that those tolls are expensive," Cryan told My9NJ.com. "The idea is to cut the
tolls in half during the period of the Pulaski Skyway repairs which is
about two years."
The $1 billion project to rehabilitate the 3.5-mile bridge connecting Newark with Jersey City will keep the northbound lanes closed for the next two years. The New Jersey Department of Transportation has suggested several alternate routes.