NJDOT prepares for July 4th Weekend
- NJDOT Transportation Commissioner Jack Lettiere highlighted
the Department's “Reach the Beach” program that will keep all
state roadways open through the entire July 4 th Holiday weekend,
and other statewide initiatives designed to ensure the safety
of all motorists in New Jersey this summer.(See
at 6 am, Friday, July 2nd, all construction work that affects
travel lanes on New Jersey's highways will be suspended through
Noon, Tuesday, July 6th. Lane closures will be permitted
for emergencies only.
“Reach the Beach” effort will improve traffic flow and safety
on highways during the summer months. The project
utilizes smart highway technology to monitor traffic conditions
and inform motorists of delays and other routes to travel.
The NJDOT expects Friday
July 2 nd to be the most heavily traveled day of the Holiday weekend,
with volume expected to be at it's highest between the hours of
2:00 pm and 8:00 pm. The concentration of this traffic
will be experienced at Interchanges 1, 13 and 13A, the I-95 extension,
portions of the westerly roadway, and just south of 8A at the
always our top priority, and we're doing everything we can to
make sure families get to their destinations safely during this
holiday weekend,” said Lettiere, “Our Emergency Service Patrols
will be working expanded hours throughout the state to assist
disabled motorists, and we're also keeping the roadways clear
of construction to ensure an open road and prevent driver distractions.”
Service Patrol (ESP) will be active thru out the state during
the Holiday weekend. In Central and South Jersey, on all
or portions of I-95, I-195, I-295, I-76/676, Route 29 Tunnel,
Route 42 and Route 55, ESP will operate Friday evening, July 2nd
until 10:30 p.m., Saturday, July 3rd, from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm,
Sunday, July 4th from 7:00 am to 10:30 pm, and Monday, July 5th,
from noon to 8:30 10:30 pm.
In North Jersey,
on all or portions of I-287, I-80, I-78, Route 440 and I-280 ESP
will operate Friday evening July 2nd until 10:30 p.m., Sunday,
July 4th, from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. and Monday July 5th, from
Noon to 8:30 p.m.
is to give motorists the smoothest trip possible to their shore
destinations this weekend.” the Commissioner said.
across New Jersey can take advantage of other motorist assistance
services and initiatives on the state's roadways, including:
including #77, to report aggressive drivers; #95 to report disabled
vehicles and accidents on the New Jersey Turnpike; #GSP to report
disabled vehicles on the Garden State Parkway; and #ACE to report
disabled vehicles on the Atlantic City Expressway.