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.