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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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North Jersey’s Meadowlands Region Springs Into The Season With Things To Do, Eat And See!

It’s time to come out of hibernation! The Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau in North Jersey has something for everyone from families with small children, to couples doing date night, to large groups looking for a unique corporate retreat. Start planning your Meadowlands Live experience for Spring by visiting www.mlcvb.com.

History Buffs:

  • The Bergen Historical Society offers events and exhibits about the area’s history including its new March to the Vote exhibit leading up to the 100 year anniversary in 2020.
  • Statue Cruises offers tickets to visit the Statue of Liberty National Monument and the Ellis Island National Immigration Museum.
  • Aviation Hall of Fame and Museum of New Jersey at Teterboro Airport, founded in 1972, is dedicated to the preservation of the Garden State’s distinguished, two-century aviation and space heritage.

Nature Lovers:

  • New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and the Bergen County Audubon Society host free guided bird walks the first Sunday and Third Tuesday of each month. There are also free public parks throughout the region for hiking, bird watching, and some water activities.
  • The Hackensack Riverkeeper is celebrating 20 years of clean water advocacy this season with special programming to complement its eco-cruises, kayaking and canoeing.

Family Entertainment:

  • Visitors to Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament in Lyndhurst will travel through the mists of time to a forgotten age and a tale of devotion, courage and love. Its electrifying show features heroic knights on spirited horses displaying astounding athletic feats and thrilling swordplay that have become hallmarks of this unique entertainment experience. Enjoy a “hands-on” feast as the dynamic performance unfolds before you.
  • At RPM Raceway in Jersey City, everyone gets the high-RPM experience. Drive go-karts that introduce you to the craft of real racing. Cut corners on tracks designed off formula speedways.
  • Field Station: Dinosaurs: Travel back 90 million years in time just nine minutes from Manhattan! The park is open rain or shine on Saturdays and Sundays only from 10am to 6pm:
    May 26 through June 24; also open Memorial Day, May 28.
  • Liberty Science Center features the Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater, the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Only four others in the world. On the third Thursday of every month, after hours, guests 21 and over are invited to explore the building and enjoy drinks, food, music, dancing, laser shows, and more.

Music Lovers:

  • MetLife Stadium‘s summer line up will include Luke Bryan on Sat., June 3rd.
  • The Bergen Performing Arts Center in Englewood is hosting performers including Alice Cooper, Pat Benatar & Nil Giraldo, and Tom Jones as well as a Tribute to Tom Petty & David Bowie.

Kids-Free Entertainment:

  • Meadowlands Racing and Entertainment is open for racing and dining on weekends throughout the season. Be sure to check out the Camel & Ostrich Races in June.
  • Banana’s Comedy Club at the Holiday Inn in Hasbrouck Heights has a great line-up throughout the Spring season.

Expos:

  • The Meadowlands Exposition Center hosts events throughout the year including the upcoming New Jersey National College Fair on April 25th, The East Coast ComiCon on April 27-29 and the World Dog Expo on June 9th and 10th.

Dining and Hospitality:

  • The Meadowlands cuisine offerings are as diverse as its residents with everything from delis for fast food to multi-course French, Italian and Spanish restaurants.

It also offers more than 10,000 hotel rooms at many price points just minutes from all the entertainment that The Meadowlands has to offer.


Book Now! Find Your Perfect Room in the Meadowlands!


For more information about all the events happening throughout the season in the Meadowlands Liberty Region of North Jersey, visit www.meadowlandslive.com or call 877-MLCVB US.

About the Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Meadowlands Liberty Convention and Visitors Bureau, is the comprehensive destination-marketing channel for travel to the metropolitan New Jersey region. The MLCVB presents its unique sports, entertainment, ecological, cultural and transportation assets as an emerging primary destination as well as an alternative to New York City to attract new and extended visits. The MLCVB played crucial roles in bringing the 2014 Super Bowl to the region, and it continues to lead the public debate surrounding issues that will affect the growth of the region. For more information, please visit the MLCVB at www.mlcvb.com or call 201-939-0707.


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Yet Another Coastal Storm for East Coast I-95 Travelers

The third coastal storm in 2 weeks is poised to bring gusty winds, minor coastal flooding, and areas of snow, heaviest in New England.

After the precipitation ends in the Mid-Atlantic region Monday night, attention turns to New England as the third nor’easter in two weeks is expected to bring significant snow from Connecticut to Maine, with some locations possibly getting in excess of a foot of snow. Parts of upstate New York are also likely to get heavy snow through the middle of the week. With the forecast track of the storm expected to be farther southeast than the last two events, the highest winds and waves should remain over the offshore waters.

Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for all of southern New England.

Snow will begin after midnight with heavier snow and near-blizzard conditions Tuesday morning lasting into the afternoon.

Potential for 1″ to 3″ of snow per hour, combined with high winds, could lead to near impossible travel conditions around Tuesday morning and even the Tuesday afternoon commute.


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Weekend Snow Storm Threat Brewing

A fast moving weather system will likely bring accumulating snow to portions of the Mid Atlantic and Northeast Saturday and Sunday. While not expected to be a blockbuster, the possibility of up to 6 inches of snow along the I-95 corridor is likely.

This storm will see accumulating snow from West Virginia to southern Maine, and will occur from Saturday afternoon into Sunday morning. During the height of the storm snow may accumulate up to an inch per hour for several hours.

I-95 travelers will see wet to slushy to snow-covered pavement this weekend. From New Jersey to New York City, 1-3 inches of snow is forecast. Connecticut and Rhode Island will see 2-4 inches while the Boston area is expected to see up to 6 inches of snow. Snowfall amounts will taper off  in New Hampshire and Maine.


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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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I-95 Ramp Closure Required in New Jersey, Overnight Detours Necessary

New Jersey Department of Transportation officials announced overnight closures of the on-ramp connecting Bear Tavern Road (CR 579) southbound to I-95 southbound (MP 1.5), in Ewing, Mercer County. This closure advances construction of the Scudder Falls Bridge Replacement Project by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission.

Starting at 10:00 p.m., Tuesday, January 2 until 6:00 a.m. the next morning, and again, following the same schedule, weeknights only, for the next few weeks or as required, the contractor is scheduled to install ramp barriers and create a safe work zone. During the overnight closures the following detour will be in place.

Bear Tavern Road southbound (CR 579) ramp to I-95 southbound detour:

From 10:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 2, until :00 a.m., Wednesday, January 3. The detour will be in place for the next few weeks, weeknights only, following the same schedule.

  • Motorists traveling on Bear Tavern Road southbound (CR 579) will be directed to proceed to the next traffic signal and make a left onto I-95 northbound
  • Take I-95 northbound to Exit 3B Scotch Road (CR 611)
  • Take exit for I-95 southbound

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission $396 million Scudder Falls Bridge replacement project will replace the functionally obsolete 57-year-old bridge that carries I-95 over the Delaware River between New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The project will replace the current four-lane bridge with a dual-span structure carrying six lanes of through traffic and three auxiliary lanes for merging on and off I-95 at the interchanges, as well as make additional roadway improvements along the 4.4-mile corridor between Route 332 in Pennsylvania and CR579 in New Jersey. Preparation for the bridge replacement project began in April 2017. Construction is expected to be completed by 2022.

Variable message signs are being utilized throughout the project limits to provide advance notification to motorists of traffic pattern changes associated with the bridge, interchange and roadway improvements project.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors.


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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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