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.
In the core of the toll plaza, Lanes 3 and 4 are undergoing reconstruction. Renovation work is continuing at the Toll Plaza building. In early August, weekend concrete and asphalt paving of Lanes 3 and 4 will be performed north of the toll plaza. Northbound Avenue E and toll plaza traffic patterns will be affected.
On the ramps between the toll plaza and the Hudson County Extension, widening work is continuing. Local street level work is continuing at Avenue C, Kennedy Boulevard, and Garfield Avenue. Single daytime lane closures will be used as needed on those avenues. In early August, traffic will be shifted left on the ramp and a work zone will be created on the right.
For the connector bridge from the toll plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard, pier and column construction work continue. Structural steel work is continuing for the new bridge structure. Structural steel will be erected over Route 440 in August and September 2016. Structural steel will be erected over Conrail and Light Rail tracks in September 2016.
Around the intersection of Route 440 and Pulaski Street, construction is continuing on the new bridge piers (columns), on the Pulaski Street roadway, and on the jughandle ramp. Drilled shaft construction is moving ahead in the median of Route 440 for the new ramp bridge to southbound Route 440.
Around the last weekend in August, the jughandle is expected to close over two or three nights. At that same time in late August, nearby Route 440 traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction. These traffic restrictions will be needed to allow a crane to lift structural steel over Route 440. In August, variable message signs will be posted to announce the traffic impacts once details have been confirmed.
In the ramp area east of Route 440, construction continues on the mechanically stabilized earth wall and the new bridge abutment for various structures. New drainage installation and roadway construction are progressing in the work zone on Chosin Few Way and Pulaski Street. In the next few weeks, workers will begin the reconstruction of a Jersey City Municipal Utilities Authority facility.