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P.O. Box 600
Trenton, NJ
Contact: Tim Greeley or Joe Dee
or Tom Feeney at NJTA
RELEASE: August 26, 2013

Overnight closures of Garden State Parkway ramp from Route 70 scheduled this week in Lakewood

(Trenton) - NJDOT and New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTA) officials today announced a series of overnight closures of the Route 70 eastbound ramp to the Garden State Parkway northbound (at Interchange 88) this week in Lakewood.

To accommodate ongoing construction on the GSP bridges over the state highway at this location NJTA’s contractor, Earle Asphalt Company, is scheduled to close the ramp from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m. the following morning on both Tuesday night, August 27 and Wednesday night, August 28.

• Route 70 eastbound motorists destined for the Garden State Parkway northbound will be directed to continue approximately 1.5 miles to make a left turn onto Cedar Bridge Avenue and utilize the Interchange 89 on-ramp to the GSP from Cedar Bridge Avenue.

Dynamic Message Signs (DMS) are being utilized to provide motorists with advance notification of the closures and the detour route.

The NJTA is reconstructing the bridges over Route 70 as part of a $70 million contract to widen the GSP to restore full roadway shoulders between milepost 83 and milepost 90 in Ocean County. Construction began at the bridges over Route 70 in February and is expected to be completed by the end of 2014.

The precise timing of the work is subject to change due to weather or other factors. Motorists are encouraged to check NJDOT’s traffic information website www.511nj.org for construction updates and real-time travel information.


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  Last Updated:  August 27, 2013