Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its contractors have provided new information to the City of Bayonne about the reconstruction of the area around the 14A toll plaza.
In the toll plaza, temporary canopy lighting is being installed. New east toll lane construction is continuing. Renovation work is going forward at the existing toll plaza building.
Deep sewer relocation work continues at the Pulaski Street jughandle. Drainage and other utility work will move ahead on Pulaski Street. Temporary traffic signal installation will continue. Signals are expected to be activated during the last week of February 2016.
In the ramp area east of Route 440, ground work continues, including the installation of wick drains and concrete columns. A mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) wall is under construction. Work continues on the relocation of a sixty-six-ft. outfall sewer.
At the ramps between the toll plaza and the Hudson County Extension Bridge, widening work continues. Local street-level work on Kennedy Boulevard, Avenue C, and Garfield Avenue bridge abutments and piers will continue. Some lane closures will be required. Single daytime lane closures will be used. Work continues on a new variable message sign at the base of the Newark Bay Bridge.
The eastbound side of East 53rd Street, which is located between Broadway and Avenue E, remains closed temporarily. Motorists will still be able to access the westbound side of East 53rd Street from the 14A toll plaza. Access to TD Bank, QuickChek, and Value City Furniture will continue, and those enterprises will remain open for business. Local residents will still be able to use 49th Street and other eastbound side streets to gain access to the Turnpike via Avenue E.
At the northern end of Avenue E, deep sewer relocation work will move ahead. Construction will continue on new bridge piers. Roadway drainage and pavement construction go forward. A traffic roundabout will be constructed in this area.