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$172 Million New Jersey Turnpike Exit Work Completed

Declaring it a win for commuters and truckers and a boon to the local economy, Governor Phil Murphy today lauded the completion of a $172 million construction project designed to ease congestion through busy Interchange 14A on the Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension of the New Jersey Turnpike. He was joined at the ribbon cutting by NJ Turnpike Authority Executive Director John Keller, Acting NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti, local elected officials, and Commissioners of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority.

More than 50,000 vehicles travel through Interchange 14A on a typical weekday. The volume was more than the interchange could handle. A 2007 Turnpike Authority study of all Turnpike interchanges north of 8A found that 14A was the one most in need of improvements. Accident and incident rates at the interchange were high. Congestion was a daily occurrence, both at the interchange and on the streets nearby.

Several of the improvements are complete and are already open to traffic:

  • The toll plaza has been widened by two lanes, one entry lane and one exit lane.
  • The ramp connecting the plaza to the westbound Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension has been widened from one lane to two, providing more room for vehicles to “stack” as they wait to merge onto the westbound Extension. The additional stacking capacity makes it less likely that traffic will back up through the toll plaza.
  • The capacity of the connector bridge between the toll plaza and Route 440, Route 185, and Port Jersey Boulevard has been doubled. Before, it was a single structure with one lane in each direction. That structure has been demolished and replaced with two separate two-lane structures, one carrying traffic toward the toll plaza, the other carrying it away from the toll plaza. The additional capacity will mean less congestion.
  • The traffic signal near the toll plaza at Avenue E at 53rd Street has been eliminated. The round-about that replaced the signal is expected to improve the circulation of traffic through the toll plaza and on nearby city streets.
  • The last major component of the Interchange 14A project is a ramp connecting traffic to Route 440 south and providing a direct route from the toll plaza to Chosin Few Way. The ramp will reduce congestion on streets around the port facility and encourage economic development by improving access to the MOTBY site. The ramp is now open.

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New Jersey Turnpike Exit 14A Construction Continues

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is making improvements to Interchange 14A, which is located in the cities of Bayonne and Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ. NJTA reports the following construction update for work scheduled over the next three weeks:

Toll Plaza

  • East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building continues.
  • A new traffic pattern has been implemented on the new Connector Bridge that provides two travel lanes in each direction.

Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)

  • During the week of 01/15/18, nighttime single lane closures on the Hudson County Extension will be performed, 8:00PM to 5:00AM, in both the eastbound and westbound directions for sign work. This work will be supported by State Police.

Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout

  • New roadway construction continues on the west side and east side of Avenue E, from 52nd Street to 51st Street.
  • During the week of 01/15/18, northbound Avenue E will be reduced to a single travel lane at 52nd Street, Monday through Friday, in support of roadway construction. This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.

Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard)

  • Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited.

Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle

  • Continue new ramp construction to southbound Route 440.
  • Continue traffic signal construction on Route 440.
  • During the week of 01/22/18, nighttime single lane closures on southbound Route 440 at Harbor Drive will be performed, 8:00PM to 5:00AM, for sign work.

Ramp Area East of Route 440

  • Continue roadway widening work on Port Jersey Boulevard.

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Two World Record Coasters Planned for American Dream Mall

The indoor Nickelodeon Universe theme park at American Dream will feature two record-breaking roller coasters by Gerstlauer. They consist of an intertwined Launched Euro-Fighter with a beyond-vertical drop and a Spinning Coaster whose cars rotate on a vertical axis as they move along the track.

“Featuring the best in family and adult entertainment, Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream has been designed to appeal to customers of all ages. By working with the best partners in the business, our park experience will be highly themed and offer one of a kind rides by Gerstlauer,” Don Ghermezian, President Triple Five.

The Euro-Fighter boasts the world record for the steepest roller coaster drop, while the Spinning Coaster will hold the titles of the world’s tallest and longest free spinning roller coaster.

“These two coasters, appealing to thrill seekers, will break three world-records combined! Gerstlauer has far exceeded our expectations with these new to market coasters and we’re excited to have them on this journey with us,” commented Gary Hanson, a management consultant at Triple Five.

“We have worked on many projects, but this will be unlike anything we have ever designed. Visitors to Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream are in for a great ride,” said Siegfried Gerstlauer, Managing Director of Gerstlauer Amusement Rides.

About American Dream
American Dream, a world-class retail and entertainment destination, is being developed by Triple Five Group of Companies, owners of the two largest shopping and entertainment centers in North America – Mall of America and West Edmonton Mall.

American Dream is located in Bergen County, New Jersey at the Meadowlands Complex at the intersection of three major highways – I-95, Route 3, Route 120 – that service over 100 Million vehicles annually. American Dream is in the heart of the New York Metropolitan area with over 21 million residents and 62 million domestic and international tourists annually. The project is serviced by three of the largest airports in the US – Newark, LaGuardia and JFK International with 110 million travelers annually and is connected by passenger rail service to Penn Station New York.

American Dream, opening in 2019, is approximately 3 million square feet. American Dream will redefine the customer experience in shopping and leisure with a unique combination of retail, dining, entertainment and attractions – all in one location. Anchor tenants Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor — along with over 450 retail, food and specialty shops — are complimented by North America’s largest fully-enclosed indoor DreamWorks Water Park and Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park; a 16-story Big Snow Indoor Ski & Snow Park; a live Performing Arts Theater; 285-foot tall Observation Wheel; luxury movie theatres by Cinemex; Sea Life Aquarium, Lego Discovery Center; NHL-size Ice Rink; and two 18-hole miniature golf attractions. The center also features The Collections – a luxury and fashion area in the property and The Dining Terrace – a collection of fifteen full-service restaurants showcased in one location in the center.


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I-95 to be Redesignated as I-295 in New Jersey Starting in 2018

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the section of what is now I-95 in New Jersey from the Scudder Falls Bridge over the Delaware River to the Route 1 Interchange in Mercer County will be redesignated as I-295 in early 2018.

This change is part of a larger project in which a new interchange is being constructed to connect I-95 to I-276/Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Turnpike connects to the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 6 via the New Jersey Turnpike Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension in Florence, New Jersey. When the new I-95/Pennsylvania Turnpike interchange is completed in Bristol, these highways will be redesignated as I-95, which will create a continuous I-95 from Pennsylvania through New Jersey.

Currently, I-95 runs from Philadelphia north across the Delaware River at the Scudders Fall Bridge into New Jersey and ends at the Route 1 Interchange, where the roadway becomes I-295. This creates a gap in I-95, which picks up again as part of the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 7A in Robbinsville, New Jersey.

The section of what is now I-95 in New Jersey will become I-295 by extending the existing I-295 from the Route 1 Interchange to the Delaware River. Concurrently, the I-95 section in Pennsylvania, from the Delaware River south to the new interchange will be redesignated as I-295.

Seven Interchanges to Get New Exit Numbers

As a result of this change, there are seven interchanges in New Jersey and four interchanges in Pennsylvania that will be renumbered. Additionally, four exits on I-195 in Hamilton will be renumbered to match the I-195 milepost numbering. See the attached Project Overview for the old and new exit numbers, which also is available on NJDOT’s project website.

Beginning in January, highway signs, as well as mile markers, will be replaced on the mainline and approaches of I-95 and I-295 in New Jersey to reflect the redesignation of the interstate and exit numbers. The new exit numbers will correspond to new milepost markers as a continuation of the existing I-295. The former exit numbers will be displayed along with the new exit numbers.

The redesignation program to replace signs will consist of three phases. Phase 1 consists of replacing signs in New Jersey and is scheduled between January 2018 and March 2018 starting with existing I-95 Interchange 8/Princeton Pike and moving west toward the Delaware River. NJDOT will provide more information on the new highway designation and exit numbers as the project progresses, including the use of Portable Variable Message Signs during sign installation to inform motorists of the redesignation and exit renumbering process.

Phase 2, which will start in the spring 2018, will replace signs on both sides of the Delaware River within the Scudders Fall Bridge project limits (former I-95 Exit 1 in New Jersey and Exits 51 and 49 in Pennsylvania). Phase 3 will begin in late spring 2018 and replace signs at the remaining interchanges in Pennsylvania through the new interchange in Bristol.

NJDOT is working with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, Pennsylvania Turnpike Authority, PENNDOT, and the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission on this project.

For detailed information about this project, CLICK HERE.


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New Jersey’s I-95/I-295 Signing Designation Project

I-95 between Philadelphia and New York City currently has a gap where it ends at Route 1 in Lawrence, New Jersey, and picks up again as part of the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 7A in Robbinsville, New Jersey. A new interchange is being constructed to connect I-95 to I-276/Pennsylvania Turnpike in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania, which connects to the New Jersey Turnpike at Interchange 6 via the New Jersey Turnpike Pearl Harbor Memorial Turnpike Extension in Florence, New Jersey. When this new interchange is completed in Bristol the summer of 2018, these highways will be redesignated as I-95, which will create a continuous I-95 through New Jersey.

Currently, I-95 runs from Philadelphia north across the Delaware River at the Scudders Fall Bridge into New Jersey and ends at the Route 1 Interchange, where the roadway becomes I-295. The section of what is now I-95 in New Jersey will become I-295 by extending the existing I-295 from the Route 1 Interchange to the Delaware River. Concurrently, the I-95 section in Pennsylvania, from the Delaware River south to the new interchange in Bristol will be redesignated as I-295.

Current I-95 and I-295 Designation | I-95 Exit Guide
Current I-95 and I-295 Designation | Click to Enlarge

As a result of this change, there are seven interchanges in New Jersey and four interchanges in Pennsylvania that will be renumbered. Additionally, on I-195, existing Exits 60A, 60B, 1A and 1B will be renumbered to match the I-195 milepost numbering. See the chart below for the old and new exit numbers.

Future I-95 and I-295 Designation | I-95 Exit Guide
Future I-95 and I-295 Designation | Click to Enlarge

Highway signs, including exit signs and mile markers, will be replaced on the mainline and approaches of I-95 and I-295 to reflect the redesignation of the interstate and exit numbers. The new exit numbers will correspond to new milepost markers as a continuation of the existing I-295. The previous exit numbers will be temporarily displayed along with the new exit numbers. The redesignation program to replace signs will consist of three phases and requires coordination among transportation agencies to ensure effective traffic flow on major interstate highways.

Anticipated Construction Timeline Key Work
Phase 1
January – March 2018
Replacing signs in New Jersey starting at existing I-95 interchange 8/Princeton Pike and moving west toward the Delaware River
Phase 2
March – April 2018
Replacing signs on both sides of the Delaware River within the Scudders Fall Bridge project limits (existing
I-95 Exit 1 in New Jersey and Exits 51 and 49 in Pennsylvania).
Phase 3
April – August 2018
Replacing signs at the remaining interchanges through the new interchange in Bristol, PA.

Seven interchanges in New Jersey and four interchanges in Pennsylvania that will be renumbered. The posted direction of the roadway is also changing, with I-295 continuing northbound from the Route 1 interchange into Pennsylvania. Additionally, on I-195, existing Exits 60A, 60B, 1A and 1B will be renumbered to match the I-195 milepost numbering. See the map below for affected interchanges.

NJ/PA Exit Signage Redesignation Map " I-95 Exit Guide
Exit Signage Redesignation Details – Click to Enlarge

 


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Lane Closures on New Jersey Turnpike This Weekend

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority reports that there are two scheduled lane closures that could affect your weekend travel on the New Jersey Turnpike.

  • One lane of the eastbound Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension will be closed between the interchange 14C toll plaza and Jersey Avenue in Jersey City from 5 a.m. Saturday until 5 a.m. Monday.
  • One lane of the northbound Western Spur will be closed from the Southern Mixing Bowl in Newark (just north of Interchange 14) and Interchange 15W in Kearny from 9 p.m. today until 4 a.m. Monday.

The lane closures will allow contractors to make bridge repairs.


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Lane Closures on New Jersey Turnpike, Severe Delays Anticipated

One of the two lanes of the westbound Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension of the New Jersey Turnpike will be closed this weekend from Interchange 14C to near Interchange 14A while construction crews make high-priority repairs to the bridge deck.

The lane closure will begin at 9:00 p.m. Friday and remain in effect until 5:00 a.m. Monday. Traffic delays could be severe on the westbound roadway during peak travel times this weekend. Make sure you check traffic conditions before you travel.


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