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The Commissioner's Report
NJDOT's 'Fix It First'
projects address congestion and safety
congestion and improving safety on all of the state's
roads are the foremost transportation priorities of
the McGreevey Administration.
accomplish this in a way that meaningfully addresses
the causes of congestion, improves driving conditions
and continues to enhance economic well-being for New
Jersey residents, the New Jersey Department of Transportation
will focus its limited resources on maintaining and
fixing an aging transportation infrastructure.
the last few weeks, Commissioner Fox announced projects
that specifically address congestion relief and safety.
71 pedestrian tunnel, West Long Branch. This $4
million federally funded project separates pedestrian
and vehicular traffic and allows pedestrians to safely
cross Route 71 on the campus of Monmouth University.
46 and Riverview Drive, Totowa. NJDOT, at the
urging of Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr., has accelerated
the work schedule on this $18 million congestion relief
project by six months. The Riverview Drive bridge
over Route 46 is being widened to improve traffic
flow at a heavily traveled interchange.
18 and Tices Lane, East Brunswick. $3 million
has been committed to East Brunswick to improve a
chronically congestion part of Route 18 travelled
by 58,000 vehicles daily.