10/12/15: 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 on the new east Toll Lane began this week.
  • Individual (single) Toll Lanes will be closed nightly, 8:00PM to 5:00AM M-F, will continue through the week of 10/12/15.
  • Eastbound 53rd Street will be closed at Avenue E (Toll Plaza) at midnight on 11/06/15.  Access to local business will be maintained.  Westbound 53rd Street from the Toll Plaza will not change.  The Eastbound closure is expected to be in place for six (6) months.
  • Traffic from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard and Route 440 will be shifted left (east), onto the existing (one-way) bridge in a two-way pattern during the weekend of 11/06/15 – 11/08/15.
Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)
  • Widening construction continues on the ramps to and from the west bound HCE
  • Retaining wall construction along Frontage Road continues. This work will 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.
  • Ramp from westbound HCE to Toll Plaza will be shifted onto new pavement and a new median work zone created the week of 10/26/15.
Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout
  • Water main work on E52nd Street between Avenue E and Broadway and on Avenue E between E50th Street and E52nd Street will continue.  Daily closures, 8:00AM to 3:30PM, of E52nd Street and detours of Avenue E are expected. This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.
  • Deep foundation work on new bridge piers will continue. This work will be performed in dedicated work zones.
  • Southbound Avenue E will be shifted to the east on 10/12/15 to allow for deep foundation work.
Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard)
  • Temporary widening of the existing bridge structure is being performed.  This work will be supported by Bayonne and State Police as necessary.
  • Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. 
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 work in advance of new ramp construction continues.
Posted in Construction News.