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New Jersey Turnpike

  • Interchanges 6 to 9 Widening

    • Location: Burlington, Mercer, and Middlesex counties
    • Description: Some 170 new lane miles of roadway were added to this chronically congested stretch of the Turnpike. Three additional lanes were added in each direction between Interchanges 6 and 8A, and one additional lane was added in each direction between Interchanges 8A and 9. A new toll plaza was built at Interchange 8.
    • Schedule: The Widening Program was completed on time and about $200 million under budget. The new lanes opened to traffic in the fall of 2014.
  • Interchange 9 Improvements

    • Location: Middlesex County
    • Description: Interchange 9 will be improved to better accommodate existing and future projected traffic volumes utilizing the interchange and along Route 18. The ramp from Route 18 southbound to the Turnpike will be widened to two lanes and Route 18 will be shifted to the east to minimize impacts to the adjacent residential neighborhood. The merge of Route 18 northbound traffic with vehicles entering from the Turnpike will also be modified to improve traffic flow.
    • Schedule: Construction began in 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in 2016.
    • Further Information: Public Hearing Handout   /  Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)   /  Noise Analysis Technical Report
      Noise Barrier Conceptual Plan
  • Interchange 10 Improvements

    • Location: Middlesex County
    • Description: Ramp improvements will be undertaken to accommodate existing and future projected traffic volumes utilizing the interchange. The ramp carrying traffic from the toll plaza to the southbound Turnpike will be widened to two lanes and other ramps will be realigned to minimize traffic weaving and improve traffic flow.
    • Schedule: Construction began in 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in 2016.
  • Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension Bridge Deck Reconstruction, Between Interchanges 14 and 14A

    • Location: Essex and Hudson counties
    • Description: The bridge deck is being replaced in two phases between Interchanges 14 and 14A under ongoing Contract No. T100.034 and proposed Contract No. T100.184.
    • Schedule: Construction on the first phase began in 2010 and is now substantially complete. Construction on the second phase is scheduled to begin in mid-2016 and be substantially completed by late 2020.
  • Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension Bridge Deck Reconstruction, Between Interchange 14C and Jersey Avenue

    • Location: Hudson Counties
    • Description: The bridge deck is being replaced in the westbound roadway from the intersection of 14th Street and Jersey Avenue in Jersey City to Interchange 14C. The scope of work involves reconstruction of the six viaduct and ramp structures located within the project limits.
    • Schedule: Construction started in 2012 and is expected to be completed in 2016.
    • Further Information: To learn more about the project, please read the following documents from the November 2011 Public Information Center: Project Information Sheet / Power Point Presentation
  • Interchange 14A Improvements

    • Location: Hudson County
    • Description: The toll plaza will be widened from 11 to 13 lanes. The single-lane ramp from the interchange to the westbound Hudson County Extension will be widened to two lanes. The two-lane connector bridge between the interchange and Route 440, Route 185 and Port Jersey Boulevard will be replaced with a four-lane structure. A flyover ramp will be built to connect the interchange to Port Jersey Boulevard. The traffic signal at East 53rd Street will be eliminated. And a roundabout will be built to maintain access to the interchange.
    • Schedule: Construction began in 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
    • Further Information: Project documents, traffic advisories, construction updates and a trove of other information is available on the project website, www.njta14a.com
  • Interchange 15W Improvements

    • Location: Hudson County
    • Description: Minor ramp realignments and signing improvements will be undertaken to improve traffic flow and reduce the potential for truck overturns.
    • Schedule: A construction contract was awarded in November 2014. Construction is scheduled to be complete in 2016.
  • Interchange 16W Improvements

    • Location: Bergen County
    • Description: The interchange ramps will be modified to improve traffic operations and safety. The improvements will include widening the ramp from the toll plaza to the southbound Turnpike to provide for two acceleration lanes and signing improvements to address truck overturns.
    • Schedule: Pending permit approval, construction is expected to begin in 2014 and be completed in 2016.

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Garden State Parkway

  • Interchange 0 Improvements

    • Location: Cape May County
    • Description: The interchange at the southern terminus of the Parkway will be modified to address safety issues and to accommodate current and future traffic volumes. The Parkway/Route 109 intersection will be reconstructed, and a jughandle will be built to accommodate vehicles destined for the northbound Parkway. The southbound Route 109 left turn onto Ocean Drive will be maintained.
    • Schedule: Construction began in the fall of 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in 2016.
  • Interchanges 9, 10, and 11 Improvements

    • Location: Cape May County
    • Description: The Garden State Parkway connects to local roads at these at-grade, signalized interchanges. This project will create true grade-separated intersections. Bridges will carry the Parkway over the local streets. Access to the Parkway northbound and southbound will be available at all three interchanges. The project will eliminate a traffic hazard and reduce congestion.
    • Schedule: Construction began in 2013 and was substantially completed in late 2015. Final paving will be done in the spring of 2016.
  • Great Egg Harbor Bridge Improvements

    • Location: Atlantic and Cape May counties
    • Description: A new southbound span will be built to the west of the existing southbound span over Great Egg Harbor and Drag Channel. The existing southbound span will be demolished. The nearby Beasley’s Point Bridge on Route 9 will also be demolished as part of this project.
    • Schedule: Construction of the new span began in 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in 2016.
    • Further information: : To learn more about the project, read the Presentation or the Handout from the September 2012 public hearing.
  • Interchange 36 to 80 Widening

    • Location: Atlantic, Burlington, and Ocean counties
    • Description: The Parkway will be widened from two to three lanes in each direction. Express E-ZPass was added at the Barnegat Toll Plaza.
    • Schedule: The project is being built in phases. Construction on the first phase of the widening (adding a lane in each direction between Mileposts 63 and 80 and installing Express E-ZPass at the Barnegat Toll Plaza) was completed in May 2011. Construction on the second phase (adding a lane in each direction from Mileposts 48 to 63 and making grading and drainage improvements from mileposts 30 to 48) began in 2011. The new lanes were completed and fully opened to traffic in 2015. Construction on the third phase of the Widening (Mileposts 35 to 48) began in 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
    • Further information:   Garden State Parkway Widening Project   /   Phase 3 Public Hearing Handout   /   Phase 3 Public Hearing Record
  • Interchanges 36, 37 and 38 Improvements

    • Location: Atlantic County
    • Description: This project will improve traffic operations at these closely grouped interchanges by adding a deceleration lane on the southbound Parkway and an acceleration lane on Tilton Road at Interchange 36 and by separating the traffic entering the Parkway at Interchange 38 (Atlantic City Expressway) from traffic exiting the Parkway at Interchange 37 (Washington Avenue CR 608).
    • Schedule: The interchange improvements are included in a construction contract awarded in October 2014. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
    • Further information:    Project Information Sheet    /    Map of the Proposed Improvements    /    Milepost 35 to Milepost 38 Public
  • Interchange 105 Improvements

    • Location:Monmouth County
    • Description: This project is intended to improve access to and from the Parkway at Interchange 105 as well as safety and operations at the Hope Road/NJ Route 36 intersection. The improvements include a new southbound connection from the Parkway outer roadway to Wayside Road, the addition of a second northbound deceleration lane from the Parkway outer roadway to Interchange 105 and the reconstruction of the Hope Road/NJ Route 36 intersection.
    • Schedule: Construction began in the Spring of 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in 2017. The Hope Road / NJ Rte. 36 portion of the project was completed in 2015. Construction of the Wayside Road portion of the project began in 2015 and is expected to be completed in 2018.
    • Further information:To learn more, please read the November 2012 Public Hearing Flyer.
  • Interchange 109

    • Location: Monmouth County
    • Description: Interchange 109 is the connection between the Garden State Parkway and Newman Springs Road (CR 520). During peak travel periods, congestion causes traffic exiting onto northbound Newman Springs Road to back up from the exit ramp onto the northbound Parkway. The planned improvements include reconfiguring several intersections on Newman Springs Road; eliminating the existing eastbound jug handle at Half Mile Road; constructing an eastbound entrance loop ramp and bridge over Newman Springs Road to the northbound Parkway; adding lanes to Newman Springs Road; and replacing four functionally obsolete Parkway bridges over Newman Springs Road to accommodate the new lanes.
    • Schedule: The project is in design. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2017 and be completed in 2019.
    • Further information: To learn more about the proposed project, please read the handout   from the April 2015 Public Information Center or see the following maps: Existing Conditions   /   Academy Bus Routes   /   Routes from Half Mile Road to Newman Springs Road   /   Overall Preferred Alternative   /   Preferred Alternative for Newman Springs Road
  • Interchange 125

    • Location: Middlesex County
    • Description: The interchange will be reconfigured to accommodate existing traffic volumes and the future growth resulting from the development of the waterfront. New ramps from the Parkway southbound and to the Parkway northbound will provide full access to Chevalier Avenue and the waterfront development.
    • Schedule: Construction is expected to begin in 2016 and be completed in 2018.
    • Further information: To learn more, please read the December 2015 Public Hearing Flyer.
  • Interchange 163 Improvements

    • Location: Bergen County
    • Description: In order to improve traffic operations, this project will relocate the exits onto Route 17 from the left side of the road to the right side of the road by realigning the Parkway into the existing median in the vicinity of Interchange 163.
    • Schedule: Construction began in 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
    • Further information: To learn more, please see the Map of the Proposed Improvements, the Project Information Sheet. or the Public Hearing Record Report.
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