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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Why is this work being done?
A. The purpose of this project is to improve safety and reduce congestion through the area by providing three through lanes and an outside shoulder or auxiliary lane in each direction on Route 1. To improve the flow of traffic along Route 1 the signalized intersections are being widened and turn ramps are being added. Some local roadways are being closed off to Route 1 to help improve safety as well as to help improve the function of the major intersections.
Q. Who is doing this work?
A. The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) awarded one contract for this work in June 2006 to Ferreira Construction Company of Branchburg. Eugene Raisley is the NJDOT Resident Engineer (732.750.3950) who will supervise the work.
Q. How much will it cost?
A. It is anticipated that the improvements will cost $75 million and will be funded by the Federal Highway Administration. This total includes costs for engineering, right of way, utilities and construction.
Q. How long will it take to complete?
A. The work is scheduled to go from 2006 to 2009 and will be done in stages that will reflect the needs of the community as well as the need to expedite the work.
Q. Where can travelers obtain information?
A. Travelers will be able to get information from variable message signs on Route 1, the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike and from Web sites: NJCommuter.com, Trips123 and Keep Middlesex Moving.
Q. What transportation alternatives are available?

NJTRANSIT bus and train service is available through the area. The bus routes that serve Edison and Woodbridge are #801-802-803-804-805 Metropark Loops, #810 New Brunswick-Woodbridge Center, #813 Perth Amboy-Middlesex County College and #62 Newark-Woodbridge-Perth Amboy. Schedule and fare information is available at NJ TRANSIT's Web site or by calling 1.800.772.2222.

Car- and vanpooling help is available from Keep Middlesex Moving, including a $100 gas card incentive Carpooling Makes Sense. A park and ride locator is online.

Q. Is the community involved?
A. Yes, NJDOT has been working with municipal and county officials, residents, police and Keep Middlesex Moving. There have been public hearings and information centers throughout the project.
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  Last Updated:  October 27, 2006