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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Joe Fiordaliso

RELEASE: May 27, 2004

NJDOT plans for Holiday Weekend


(Trenton) - NJDOT Transportation Commissioner Jack Lettiere today announced that NJDOT will continue its "Reach the Beach" program that keeps all state roadways open through the Holiday weekend.

"We are committed to doing everything we can to help motorists get to their destinations safely and with minimal disruption," Commissioner Lettiere said.   "Beginning at 6 am, Friday, May 28, all construction work that affects travel lanes on our highways will be suspended through Noon, Tuesday, June 1st.   Lane closures will be permitted for emergency reasons only."

NJDOT will also be operating expanded Emergency Service Patrols (ESP) throughout New Jersey to assist motorists with disabled vehicles. 

In North Jersey, on all or portions of I-287, I-80, I-78, Route 440 and I-280 ESP will operate Friday evening May, 28 until 10:30 p.m., Sunday, May 30, from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. and Monday May 31, from Noon to 8:30 p.m.  

In Central and South Jersey, on all or portions of I-95, I-195, I-295, I-76/676, Route 29 Tunnel, Route 42 and Route 55, ESP will operate Friday evening, May 28 until 10:30 p.m., Saturday, May 29, from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm, Sunday, May 30 from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm, and Monday, May 31, from noon to 8:30 10:30 pm.

In addition, NJDOT's Traffic Operations Centers will be staffed over the Holiday weekend.

The NJDOT's "Reach the Beach" effort will improve traffic flow and safety on highways during the summer months.    The project utilizes smart highway technology to monitor traffic conditions and inform motorists of delays and other routes to travel. 

"On weekends throughout the spring and summer, traffic is congested on the shore traffic corridors," Commissioner Lettiere said.   "Our Reach the Beach effort will again be able to assist motorists by informing them of delays and advising them of other routes to take."

"It is critical that we continue to make use of technology to help with our congestion problems," the Commissioner said.   "Our Reach the Beach effort provides motorists with traffic information and helps to reduce delays and congestion.   Our goal is to give motorists the smoothest trip possible to their shore destinations."


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