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  • Interchanges 6 to 9 Widening

    • Location: Burlington, Mercer, and Middlesex counties
    • Description: Some 170 new lane miles of roadway will be added to this chronically congested stretch of the Turnpike. Three additional lanes will be added in each direction between Interchanges 6 and 8A, and one additional lane will be added in each direction between Interchanges 8A and 9. A new toll plaza will be built at Interchange 8.
    • Schedule: Construction began in June 2009 and is expected to be completed in 2014. The new Interchange 8 was completed in February 2013.
    • Further information: NJ Turnpike Interchange 6 to 9 Widening Program
  • 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 the fall of 2012 and is expected to be completed in the spring of 2015.
    • 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 is expected to begin in the spring of 2013 and be completed in the fall of 2014.
  • 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 expected to be substantially completed by October 2013. Construction on the second phase is scheduled to begin in November 2015 and be substantially completed by late 2020.
  • Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension Bridge Deck Reconstruction, Between Interchange 14C and the Holland Tunnel

    • 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 interchange will be reconfigured to accommodate existing traffic volumes and the future growth in traffic volume resulting from the expansion of an adjacent port facility and a large residential/commercial development.
    • Schedule: Construction is expected to begin in 2014 and be completed in 2017.
    • Further Information: EO 215 Environmental Impact Statement  /  Proposed Improvements  /   Report on July 2012 Public Hearing
  • 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: Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2014 and be completed in the fall of 2014.
  • 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: Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2014 and be completed in the summer of 2015.

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Garden State Parkway

  • Interchanges 9, 10, and 11 Improvements

  • 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 is scheduled to begin in 2013.
    • Further information: : To learn more about the project, read the Presentation or the Handout from the September 2012 public hearing.
  • Bass River Bridge Widening

    • Location: Burlington County
    • Description: A new span will be built alongside the existing span, and the existing span will be redecked, repaired, and upgraded. The project is part of the second phase of the MP 30-80 Widening Project.
    • Schedule: Construction of the new span was started in 2011 and is scheduled to be completed in 2013. Rehabilitation of the existing span is scheduled to begin in 2013 and be completed by 2015.
    • Further information: Garden State Parkway Widening Project
  • Interchange 30 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 will be 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 opened to traffic from Mileposts 52 to 63 in the summer of 2013. The remainder of the second phase will not open to traffic until the completion of the Bass River Bridge rehabilitation in 2015. Construction on the third phase of the Widening (Mileposts 38 to 48) is scheduled to begin in 2014.
    • Further information:   Garden State Parkway Widening Project   /   Public Hearing Handout, Phase 3, December 2013
  • 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: Pending permits and other necessary approvals, construction is scheduled to begin in 2014 and continue until 2017.
    • Further information: To learn more, please read this Project Information Sheet or this Map of the Proposed Improvements Both were prepared for the April 2014 public hearing.
    • Public comment: :A public hearing on these proposed improvements was held on April 9, 2014. The public comment period remains open until June 9, 2014. Send written comments before that date to Lamis Malak, Hearing Officer, New Jersey Turnpike Authority,
      PO Box 5042, Woodbridge, NJ 07095-0542.
  • Interchange 41 Improvements

    • Location: Atlantic County
    • Description: This interchange will provide northbound and southbound access to and from Jimmie Leeds Road.
    • Schedule: Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2013 and be completed in 2014.
    • Further information: To learn more, please read the Project Information Sheet from the August 2012 Public Information Center
      or the Hearing Report from the December 2012 public hearing.
  • Interchange 44 Improvements

    • Location: Atlantic County
    • Description:The project will add two untolled ramps to provide access to the Parkway to and from the south. Access is now available only to and from the north.
    • Schedule: Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2013 and be completed in 2015.
    • Further information: To learn more about the project, please read the Project Information
      Sheet that was distributed at a Public Information Center in August 2012.
    • Further information: To learn more, please read the Project Information Sheet from the August 2012 Public Information Center
      or the Hearing Report from the December 2012 public hearing.
  • Interchanges 83 to 100 Shoulder Installation

    • Location: Ocean and Monmouth counties
    • Description: Full-width shoulders will be built. Sight distances will be improved and obstructions eliminated. This section of road currently has a reduced speed limit because of safety concerns.
    • Schedule: Construction began in the fall of 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in 2014
    • Further information: To learn more about the project, read these documents from the March 2012 public hearing: the
      March 2012 Project Information Flyer  /   Power Point Presentation  /   Public Hearing Record.
  • Interchange 88 Improvements

    • Location: Ocean County
    • Description: A joint effort between the Turnpike Authority and Ocean County, this project will provide ramp movements currently missing at the interchange, along with modifications to existing movements to and from the north, and relocation of ramp toll facilities.
    • Schedule: Construction began in the fall of 2012 and is scheduled to be completed by December 2014.
  • Interchange 91 Improvements

    • Location: Ocean County
    • Description: A joint effort between the Turnpike Authority and Ocean County, this project will provide ramp movements currently missing at the interchange, reconstruction and safety improvements to the existing northbound ramp toll plaza, construction of two extended services roads, and improvements to nearby county roads to simplify the traffic flow pattern and relieve congestion on local roads.
    • Schedule: Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2013 and be completed in 2015.
  • 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 is expected to begin in 2013 and be completed in 2015.The Hope Road/NJ Route 36 portion of the project is expected to be completed in 2014.
    • Further information:To learn more, please read the November 2012 Public Hearing Flyer.
  • 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 2014 and be completed in 2016.
  • 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: Pending permits and other necessary approvals, construction is scheduled to begin in 2014 and continue until 2016.
    • Public Hearing: A public hearing on the project was held in December 2013. A transcript from the hearing and other details about the project can be found in the Public Hearing Record Report.
    • Further information: To learn more, please see the Map of the Proposed Improvements or read the Project Information Sheet.
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