October 2017 – Other New Jersey Turnpike Work

For the weekend of 10/20/2017:

Newark Bay Bridge (Interchange 14-14C):

Eastbound: No closures scheduled.

Westbound:  No closures scheduled.

Interchange 14A – See http://www.njta14a.com/category/traffic/ for upcoming traffic advisories.

Jersey City (Jersey Avenue – Interchange 14C):

Eastbound:  No closures scheduled.

Westbound:  Jersey Avenue – Interchange 14C: Traffic will be reduced to one lane from 7P Saturday to 8A Sunday. During this time the Merseles Street on-ramp to the Turnpike/I78 will be closed with a detour provided. *New Traffic Pattern* Following this closing, at 8A Sunday, traffic on the westbound Turnpike will be shifted onto the right lane and shoulder for approximately two years. This shift is necessary to support the eastbound bridge redecking project in the same area. This work has been coordinated with Pulaski Skyway and Rt. 139.

Motorists can call 511 from any phone (Listen for the initial voice prompt and ask for traffic conditions. Motorists can ask for a specific Highway, City, or even a point of interest. Residents of Newark / Essex County and Kearny / Hudson County can monitor traffic conditions by accessing Turnpike webcams at http://www.njta.com/travel-resources/camera-list, and http://www.511nj.org/cameras.aspx.

March 26, 2015: Public Information Center, Bayonne

New Jersey Turnpike Authority officials held a public information center to discuss the improvements at Interchange 14A on the Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension of the Turnpike on Thursday, March 26, 2015. Residents, business leaders, public officials and other stakeholders were in attendance to learn what to expect as construction progresses.

The public information center was held from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Washington Community School, Multi-Purpose Room, 191 Avenue B, in Bayonne. Representatives from the Turnpike Authority and project management team made a brief presentation on the improvements to be made.

March 11, 2015: Interchange 14A Improvement Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

New Jersey Turnpike Authority officials were joined by state, county and local elected leaders just outside the 14A toll plaza in Bayonne on March 11th for a ceremony to mark the beginning of construction on the Interchange 14A Improvement Project.

“The Turnpike Authority has had many groundbreakings in recent years, but only a few groundbreaking ceremonies,” NJTA Executive Director Joseph W. Mrozek said. “We’re here today because we didn’t want the start of this one to go unnoticed. This is an important project, and it’s been many years in the planning.”

“There’s a renaissance going on in the urban areas of this state and we need to invest in our infrastructure,” said New Jersey Transportation Commissioner and NJTA Chairman Jamie Fox. “This is an example of that.”

Fox and Mrozek were joined at the event by NJTA Vice Chairman Ronald Gravino and Commissioners John Minella and Daniel Becht, as well as many Turnpike Authority staff members.

In addition to Fox and Mrozek, speakers included Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, Jersey City Deputy Mayor Vivian Brady-Phillips, and Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise.

Many 14A Improvement Project team engineers and representatives from AECOM, Union Paving, Gannett Fleming, and Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. were also present —utilizing several visualizations and project boards to explain the scope of work to the attendees.

Residents and other stakeholders from the Bayonne and Jersey City communities are invited to learn more about the Interchange 14A Improvement Project at the public information center on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Washington Community School, Multi-Purpose Room, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

For more information, please call the toll-free project hotline 24/7 at 1-800-671-6872.