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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ

Contact: Brendan Gill or Erin Phalon

RELEASE: November 22, 2005


NJDOT suspends construction for Thanksgiving weekend

(Trenton) - New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Jack Lettiere today announced that NJDOT is suspending all construction activities that impact traffic for the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend.

"The New Jersey Department of Transportation is suspending construction to improve safety and mobility as we celebrate Thanksgiving," said Commissioner Lettiere.  

NJDOT at 6:00 am on Wednesday, November 23 will suspend all construction work that affects travel lanes on state highways. NJDOT will continue the suspension until noon on Monday, November 28.   NJDOT will permit lane closures for emergency reasons only.

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

In addition, NJDOT will staff its Traffic Operations Centers through the holiday weekend.    Motorists can view real-time traffic updates on NJDOT's commuter information website www.njcommuter.com .

NJDOT expects heavy traffic on interstate highways on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. NJDOT on Friday and Saturday expects heavy traffic on state roads such as Routes 4 and 17 in Bergen County, Routes 1 and 295 in Mercer County and Route 38 in Camden County and Route 42 in Gloucester County.

Motorists on New Jersey roadways statewide may dial the following telephone numbers for assistance:

#77, to report aggressive drivers; #95 to report disabled vehicles and accidents on the New Jersey Turnpike; #GSP to report disabled vehicles on the Garden State Parkway; and #ACE to report disabled vehicles on the Atlantic City Expressway.   



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