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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Joe Fiordaliso or Marc La Vorgna
609-530-4280

RELEASE: August 5, 2004


Lettiere, Wisniewski mark opening of new Parkway ramp in Woodbridge

(Woodbridge) New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jack Lettiere, New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTPK) Executive Director Michael Lapolla, NJTPK Deputy Executive Director Tim McDonough and Assembly Transportation Chairman John Wisniewski today marked the opening of a new access ramp for the Garden State Parkway in Woodbridge.

The new ramp allows motorists to merge onto the Parkway South from the Middlesex-Essex Turnpike and greatly improves access for Metropark Station users to the Parkway.

"The additional access to the Parkway for Middlesex residents is just another example of Governor McGreevey's steadfast commitment to improving residents' daily commute," said Lettiere. "I want to thank Chairman Wisniewski, Senator Vitale and Assemblyman Vas for their strong support of this project and transportation projects critical to the State."

"We're happy to be able to respond to the needs of motorists that utilize mass transit and provide better access to the Garden State Parkway. These improvements will reduce commuting times, have a positive impact on thousands of drivers each day, and help deliver on Governor McGreevey's commitment to relieving congestion on our roadways," added Lapolla.

"There are a great number of commuters who will use this new Garden State Parkway exit. About 4 million NJ Transit and AMTRAK riders utilize the Metropark Station each year," noted Assemblyman Wisniewski. "The new and improved exit will make the lives and the commutes of these people much easier and help reduce traffic on our already overcrowded roadways."

 

"The opening of this new ramp will alleviate a great deal of congestion in this area for both commuters and residents alike.  I thank Governor McGreevey and Commissioner Lettiere for recognizing the need for this project and for seeing it through completion," said State Senator Joseph Vitale.

 

"The New Jersey Department of Transportation is making access and safety on the Garden State Parkway a priority. By providing a new ramp leading from the Middlesex-Essex Turnpike onto the Garden State Parkway southbound in Woodbridge, it will benefit commuters and relieve traffic in the area for all citizens," said Assemblyman Joseph Vas.

 

The work performed consisted of the construction of a new ramp from the eastbound side of Middlesex-Essex Turnpike to the southbound Garden State Parkway at Interchange 131B. The project included widening the southbound Garden State Parkway bridge over the south branch of the Rahway River.

Construction began on the $2.3 million project in November of 2002.

 

 
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