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New Jersey Turnpike

  • Interchanges 6 to 9 Widening

    • Location: Burlington, Mercer, and Middlesex counties
    • Description: Some 170 new lane miles of roadway will be added to this chronically congested stretch of the Turnpike. Three additional lanes will be added in each direction between Interchanges 6 and 8A, and one additional lane will be added in each direction between Interchanges 8A and 9. A new toll plaza will be built at Interchange 8.
    • Schedule: Construction began in June 2009 and is expected to be completed in 2014. The new Interchange 8 was completed in February 2013.
    • Further information: NJ Turnpike Interchange 6 to 9 Widening Program
  • Interchange 9 Improvements

    • Location: Middlesex County
    • Description: Interchange 9 will be improved to better accommodate existing and future projected traffic volumes utilizing the interchange and along Route 18. The ramp from Route 18 southbound to the Turnpike will be widened to two lanes and Route 18 will be shifted to the east to minimize impacts to the adjacent residential neighborhood. The merge of Route 18 northbound traffic with vehicles entering from the Turnpike will also be modified to improve traffic flow.
    • Schedule: Construction began in 2012 and is scheduled to be completed in 2015.
    • Further Information: Public Hearing Handout   /  Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)   /  Noise Analysis Technical Report
      Noise Barrier Conceptual Plan
  • Interchange 10 Improvements

    • Location: Middlesex County
    • Description: Ramp improvements will be undertaken to accommodate existing and future projected traffic volumes utilizing the interchange. The ramp carrying traffic from the toll plaza to the southbound Turnpike will be widened to two lanes and other ramps will be realigned to minimize traffic weaving and improve traffic flow.
    • Schedule: Construction began in 2013 and is scheduled to be completed in 2015.
  • Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension Bridge Deck Reconstruction, Between Interchanges 14 and 14A

    • Location: Essex and Hudson counties
    • Description: The bridge deck is being replaced in two phases between Interchanges 14 and 14A under ongoing Contract No. T100.034 and proposed Contract No. T100.184.
    • Schedule: Construction on the first phase began in 2010 and is now substantially complete. Construction on the second phase is scheduled to begin in mid-2016 and be substantially completed by late 2020.
  • Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension Bridge Deck Reconstruction, Between Interchange 14C and Jersey Avenue

    • Location: Hudson Counties
    • Description: The bridge deck is being replaced in the westbound roadway from the intersection of 14th Street and Jersey Avenue in Jersey City to Interchange 14C. The scope of work involves reconstruction of the six viaduct and ramp structures located within the project limits.
    • Schedule: Construction started in 2012 and is expected to be completed in 2016.
    • Further Information: To learn more about the project, please read the following documents from the November 2011 Public Information Center: Project Information Sheet / Power Point Presentation
  • Interchange 14A Improvements

    • Location: Hudson County
    • Description: The interchange will be reconfigured to accommodate existing traffic volumes and the future growth in traffic volume resulting from the expansion of an adjacent port facility and a large residential/commercial development.
    • Schedule: A construction contract is expected to be awarded in late 2014. Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
    • Further Information: EO 215 Environmental Impact Statement  /  Proposed Improvements  /   Report on July 2012 Public Hearing
  • Interchange 15W Improvements

    • Location: Hudson County
    • Description: Minor ramp realignments and signing improvements will be undertaken to improve traffic flow and reduce the potential for truck overturns.
    • Schedule: Pending permit approval, construction is expected to begin in 2014 and be completed in 2016.
  • Interchange 16W Improvements

    • Location: Bergen County
    • Description: The interchange ramps will be modified to improve traffic operations and safety. The improvements will include widening the ramp from the toll plaza to the southbound Turnpike to provide for two acceleration lanes and signing improvements to address truck overturns.
    • Schedule: Pending permit approval, construction is expected to begin in 2014 and be completed in 2016.

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