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 expected in late December 2016 and into 2017.
In the toll plaza, renovation of the existing toll utility building continues. Reconstruction continues on Lanes 11 and 12.
On the ramps between the toll plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE), widening construction on the ramps to and from the westbound and eastbound HCE is complete to the extent possible. The final alignment has been implemented. Asphalt resurfacing of the ramps will take place in 2017. New variable message signs and other sign structures will be installed at night over the next several weeks.
Traffic has been shifted onto the new connector bridge between the toll plaza and Port Jersey Boulevard
During the weekend of December 16-18, northbound Avenue E traffic was detoured to a temporary alignment in the old Daibies property area. Bridge demolition took place then over northbound Avenue E and the roundabout. That demolition is continuing through Christmas Eve (December 24).
During the week of December 19, deep foundation drilling will take place immediately north of 51st Street on Avenue E for new bridge piers (columns).
At the intersection of Route 440 and Pulaski Street, ramp roadway construction is proceeding. Bridge pier (column) construction is continuing.
In the ramp area east of Route 440, road construction is continuing on the new connector ramps.
Please be advised that pedestrian usage of the connector 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.