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Contact: John Dourgarian
RELEASE: September 3, 1998

NJDOT suspends construction for Labor Day Weekend

Transportation Commissioner John J. Haley, Jr. today announced that NJDOT will suspend construction activities that impact traffic for the Holiday weekend.

"We will do our part by ensuring motorists can get to their destinations safely and with minimal disruption," the Commissioner said. "Beginning at noon this Friday, September 4, 1998, all construction work that impact lanes will be suspended through the morning rush hour on Tuesday, September 8. We will only allow lane closures for emergency work."

The DOT will also be extending the hours of operation for our Emergency Service Patrols (ESP). ESP North will be on patrol on Route 80 and on Route 78 on Sunday from 2:30 PM - 8:30 PM. ESP North and ESP South will be in their normal patrol areas (routes 80, 78, 287, 280, 295, 42, 55 and 76/676) on Monday (Labor Day) from 2:30 PM - 10:30 PM.

"We strongly encourage motorists with disabled vehicles to pull completely off the roadway and stay with their vehicle until police or ESP personnel arrive," Commissioner Haley said. "Before leaving home, drivers should inspect their vehicle for basic items like gas, water and oil, and also ensure that the spare tire is properly inflated."

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