02/26/16: Construction Update

The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:
 
Toll Plaza
  • East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building will continue.
  • Construction continues on the new east Toll Lane.
  • During the week of 02/29/16, a single toll exit lane will be closed, M-F, 8:00PM to 5:00AM.
  • Eastbound E 53rd Street is closed to through traffic at Avenue E (Toll Plaza) effective 11/09/15.  Drivers wishing to access the Toll Plaza must go down another eastbound street to Avenue E (51st, 49th, etc.) Access to local businesses (QuickChek, Value City, etc.) on E 53rd Street is maintained.  Westbound 53rd Street from the Toll Plaza to Broadway will not change.  The Eastbound closure is expected to be in place for six (6) months.  This is a major traffic change.
  • On or about March 6, 2016, eastbound 53rd Street, between Broadway and Avenue E, will be reopened. Normal two-way traffic will resume going in and out of Bayonne. Access to the Toll Plaza will be restored via the new roundabout south of 52nd Street. Motorists can follow the new roundabout to the Toll Plaza or continue south on Avenue E. For more information, please CLICK HERE to access the pamphlet.
Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)
  • Widening construction continues on the ramps to and from the west bound HCE.
  • Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges continues. This work will also be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  • Local street level work on Frontage Road continues.  This work will also be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  • Proposed Sign Structure Locations adjacent to the corner of Avenue B / E58th Street Corner, corner of Avenue C Structure and Garfield Avenue Structure (PSE&G Sub-Station), Toll Plaza Parking Area will be constructed. When needed, Bayonne PD or Jersey City PD will be asked to support this effort.
  • Work continues on a VMS Sign Structure under the Turnpike Bridge over Route 440, near the Newark Bay. Access is being provided from Route 440.
Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout
  • Deep foundation work on new bridge piers will continue. This work will be performed in dedicated work zones.
  • Bridge pier construction will continue in dedicated work zones.  Periodic closures of E52nd Street will be utilized.  This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.
  • Roadway drainage and pavement construction will continue.
  • Access to westbound 53rd Street from the Turnpike will be closed during the weekend of 02/26 through 02/28, 8:00PM Friday to 5:00PM Sunday for roadway reconstruction.  Access to local business including Value City Furniture and QuickChek will be maintained via 52nd Street. This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.
  • Southbound Avenue E will shift west to its permanent alignment, access to 52nd Street will be from southbound Avenue E only and 51st Street will be changed to a right turn only onto southbound Avenue E during the weekend of March 6, 2016.
  • Southbound Avenue E traffic will be diverted to 52nd Street on Monday, 02/29, 8:00AM to 3:30PM, for roadway reconstruction.  This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.
Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard)
  • A two-way traffic pattern has been implemented on the bridge ramp from Port Jersey Boulevard to the Toll Plaza.
  • Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. Please CLICK HERE for shuttle bus pamphlet.
Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle
  • The southbound Route 440 Jughandle at Pulaski Street has been reduced to a single lane. Deep sewer construction continues.
  • Temporary traffic signal work is being performed in the intersection.  Temporary signals are scheduled to be activated the week of 02/29/16.
  • Utility relocation work will continue on Pulaski Street at Route 440. This work will be supported by Bayonne and Jersey City Police.
Ramp Area East of Route 440
  • Ground improvement and new ramp construction continues.
  • Retaining wall construction continues.
  • Deep sewer relocation work will continue.
  • Bridge abutment construction will begin.

March 6th Traffic Shift Pamphlet (PDF)

This past Thursday and Friday, Feb. 18/19th, public outreach efforts began to disseminate information about the forthcoming traffic shift which will be fully implemented on or about March 6, 2016. A new pamphlet began circulation around Bayonne residents and businesses in the project vicinity, including several extra copies placed at Value City Furniture and QuickChek on E. 53rd Street. This new full-color, two sided pamphlet announcing the reopening of E 53rd Street with restored access to the Toll Plaza is available here for download and printing by clicking the link below.

March 6th Traffic Shift pamphlet

If you have questions, please call our toll-free 800 number or email the project outreach team at info@NJTA14A.com for a prompt response. Thank you.

March 6th traffic shift graphic

2/26-2/28: Traffic Advisory

During the weekend of 02/26/16 through 02/28/16, westbound 53rd Street will be closed at Avenue E, 8:00PM Friday to 4:00PM Sunday, for roadway construction. All westbound 53rd Street traffic will be diverted to 52nd Street. All E 53rd Street businesses, including Value City Furniture and QuickChek, will remain open during this period with access provided via Broadway from 52nd Street.  This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.

Thank you for your patience. If you have additional questions, please call the toll free hotline at 1-800-671-6872. Please inform the operator that you have an urgent message and you’ll receive a return call within 24-hours.

02/19/16: Construction Update

The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:
 
Toll Plaza
  • East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building will continue.
  • Construction continues on the new east Toll Lane.
  • During the week of 02/22/16, a single toll exit lane will be closed, M-F, 8:00PM to 5:00AM.
  • Eastbound E 53rd Street is closed to through traffic at Avenue E (Toll Plaza) effective 11/09/15.  Drivers wishing to access the Toll Plaza must go down another eastbound street to Avenue E (51st, 49th, etc.) Access to local businesses (QuickChek, Value City, etc.) on E 53rd Street is maintained.  Westbound 53rd Street from the Toll Plaza to Broadway will not change.  The Eastbound closure is expected to be in place for six (6) months.  This is a major traffic change.
  • On or about March 6, 2016, eastbound 53rd Street, between Broadway and Avenue E, will be reopened. Normal two-way traffic will resume going in and out of Bayonne. Access to the Toll Plaza will be restored via the new roundabout south of 52nd Street. Motorists can follow the new roundabout to the Toll Plaza or continue south on Avenue E.
Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)
  • Widening construction continues on the ramps to and from the west bound HCE.
  • Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges continues. This work will also be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  • Local street level work on Frontage Road continues.  This work will also be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  • Proposed Sign Structure Locations adjacent to the corner of Avenue B / E58th Street Corner, corner of Avenue C Structure and Garfield Avenue Structure (PSE&G Sub-Station), Toll Plaza Parking Area will be constructed. When needed, Bayonne PD or Jersey City PD will be asked to support this effort.
  • Work continues on a VMS Sign Structure under the Turnpike Bridge over Route 440, near the Newark Bay. Access is being provided from Route 440.
Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout
  • Deep foundation work on new bridge piers will continue. This work will be performed in dedicated work zones.
  • Bridge pier construction will continue in dedicated work zones.  Periodic closures of E52nd Street will be utilized.  This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.
  • Roadway drainage and pavement construction will continue.
  • Southbound Avenue E will shift west to its permanent alignment, and access to 52nd Street will be from southbound Avenue E only. 51st Street will be changed to a right turn only onto southbound Avenue E on or about March 6, 2016. 
Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard)
  • A two-way traffic pattern has been implemented on the bridge ramp from Port Jersey Boulevard to the Toll Plaza.
  • Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. Please CLICK HERE for shuttle bus pamphlet.
Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle
  • The southbound Route 440 Jughandle at Pulaski Street has been reduced to a single lane. Deep sewer construction continues.
  • Temporary traffic signal work is being performed in the intersection.  Temporary signals are scheduled to be activated the week of 02/29/16.
  • Utility relocation work will continue on Pulaski Street at Route 440. This work will be supported by Bayonne and Jersey City Police.
Ramp Area East of Route 440
  • Ground improvement and new ramp construction continues.
  • Retaining wall construction continues.
  • Deep sewer relocation work will continue.
  • Bridge abutment construction will begin.

02/12/16: Construction Update

The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:
 
Toll Plaza
  • East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building will continue.
  • Construction continues on the new east Toll Lane.
  • During the week of 02/15/16, a single toll exit lane will be closed, M-F, 8:00PM to 5:00AM.
  •  Eastbound E 53rd Street is closed to through traffic at Avenue E (Toll Plaza) effective 11/09/15.  Drivers wishing to access the Toll Plaza must go down another eastbound street to Avenue E (51st, 49th, etc.) Access to local businesses (QuickChek, Value City, etc.) on E 53rd Street is maintained.  Westbound 53rd Street from the Toll Plaza to Broadway will not change.  The Eastbound closure is expected to be in place for six (6) months.  This is a major traffic change.
  • Traffic from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard and Route 440 has been shifted left (east), onto the existing (one-way) bridge in a two-way pattern.  This is a major traffic shift.
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL PAMPHLET AND DETAILS.
   
Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)
  • Widening construction continues on the ramps to and from the west bound HCE.
  • Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges continues. This work will also be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  •  Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges continues. This work will also be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  •  Proposed Sign Structure Locations adjacent to the corner of Avenue B / E58th Street Corner, corner of Avenue C Structure and Garfield Avenue Structure (PSE&G Sub-Station), Toll Plaza Parking Area will be constructed. When needed, Bayonne PD or Jersey City PD will be asked to support this effort.
  •  Work continues on a VMS Sign Structure under the Turnpike Bridge over Route 440, near the Newark Bay. Access is being provided from Route 440.
Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout
  • Deep foundation work on new bridge piers will continue. This work will be performed in dedicated work zones.
  • Bridge pier construction will continue in dedicated work zones.  Periodic closures of E52nd Street will be utilized. This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.
  • Roadway drainage and pavement construction will continue.
  • On 02/16/16 and 02/17/16, 8:00AM to 4:00PM, southbound Avenue E will be detoured to local streets to allow for utility construction.  This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.
Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard)
  • A two-way traffic pattern has been implemented on the bridge ramp from Port Jersey Boulevard to the Toll Plaza.
  • Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. Please CLICK HERE for shuttle bus pamphlet.
Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle
  • The southbound Route 440 Jughandle at Pulaski Street has been reduced to a single lane. Deep sewer construction continues.
  • Temporary traffic signal work is being performed in the intersection.
  • Utility relocation work will continue on Pulaski Street at Route 440. This work will be supported by Bayonne and Jersey City Police.
Ramp Area East of Route 440
  • Ground improvement work in advance of new ramp construction continues.
  • Retaining wall construction continues.
  • Deep sewer relocation work will continue.
  • Bridge abutment construction will begin.

02/05/16: Construction Update

The following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:

 Toll Plaza

  • East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building will continue.
  • Construction continues on the new east Toll Lane.
  • During the week of 02/08 and o2/15/16, a single toll exit lane will be closed, M-F, 8:00PM to 5:00AM.
  • Eastbound E 53rd Street is closed to through traffic at Avenue E (Toll Plaza) effective 11/09/15.  Drivers wishing to access the Toll Plaza must go down another eastbound street to Avenue E (51st, 49th, etc.) Access to local businesses (QuickChek, Value City, etc.) on E 53rd Street is maintained.  Westbound 53rd Street from the Toll Plaza to Broadway will not change.  The Eastbound closure is expected to be in place for six (6) months.  This is a major traffic change.
  • Traffic from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard and Route 440 has been shifted left (east), onto the existing (one-way) bridge in a two-way pattern. 

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL PAMPHLET AND DETAILS.

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Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)

  • Widening construction continues on the ramps to and from the west bound HCE.
  • Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges continues. This work will also be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  • Local street level work on Frontage Road continues.  This work will also be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  • Proposed Sign Structure Locations adjacent to the corner of Avenue B / E58th Street Corner, corner of Avenue C Structure and Garfield Avenue Structure (PSE&G Sub-Station), Toll Plaza Parking Area will be constructed. When needed, Bayonne PD or Jersey City PD will be asked to support this effort.
  • Work continues on a VMS Sign Structure under the Turnpike Bridge over Route 440, near the Newark Bay. Access is being provided from Route 440.

Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout

  • Deep foundation work on new bridge piers will continue. This work will be performed in dedicated work zones.
  • Bridge pier construction will continue in dedicated work zones.  Periodic closures of E52nd Street will be utilized.  This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.

Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard)

  • A two-way traffic pattern has been implemented on the bridge ramp from Port Jersey Boulevard to the Toll Plaza.
  • Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. Please CLICK HERE for shuttle bus pamphlet.

Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle

  • The southbound Route 440 Jughandle at Pulaski Street has been reduced to a single lane. Deep sewer construction continues.
  • Utility relocation work will continue on Pulaski Street at Route 440. This work will be supported by Bayonne and Jersey City Police.

Ramp Area East of Route 440

  • Ground improvement and new ramp construction continues.
  • Deep sewer relocation work will continue.