Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its contractors have provided updated information about the construction around the Exit 14A toll plaza. The news items in this update cover activities from mid-November through early December 2016.
In the toll plaza, renovation of the existing toll utility building continues. Reconstruction continues in lanes 5, 6, and 7. During the weekend of November 18, lanes 5, 6, and 7 will be reopened. Also during the weekend of November 18, toll lanes 11, 12, and 13 will be closed for staged construction. The closure of lanes 11, 12, and 13 is expected to last for twelve weeks.
On the ramps between the toll plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE), widening continues on the ramps to and from the westbound HCE. Local street-level work continues at Garfield Avenue, Avenue C, and Kennedy Boulevard. During the first weekend of December 2016, from 8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 2, through 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, asphalt paving will take place on the ramp to the westbound Hudson County Extension. This paving project was postponed from November.
At the northern end of Avenue E, in the area of the roundabout, new roadway construction will continue near 53rd Street. Construction of the new bridge deck will continue.
For the connector 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. Please be advised that pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. In order to assist the public during construction, a shuttle bus service will be available from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., and 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays with bus stops at Broadway & 55th Street, as well as Industrial Avenue and Port Jersey Boulevard.
At the intersection of Route 440 and the Pulaski Street, ramp roadway construction will continue. The southbound Route 440 jughandle at Pulaski Street has been reduced to a single lane. A work zone has been established in Route 440.
In the ramp area east of Route 440, construction continues on the new ramp, the retaining wall, and the bridge abutment. During the week of November 14, 2016, detours of Pulaski Street will be performed at night from 8:00 p.m. to 4:00 a.m., in order to accommodate new bridge construction.