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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the purpose of this project?

The project will alleviate congestion and improve safety along Routes 1&9 through the Route 1&9/Route 35 Interchange in Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County.

Q. How will the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) achieve these improvements?

The NJDOT will replace the existing four lane bridge over Route 35 with a new bridge (pdf 531 kb) carrying three through lanes and an auxiliary lane on the nortbound and southbound sides. The new bridge has been designed at a higher elevation than the existing one, with adequate under clearance on Route 35.

You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view the PDF file which is available at our state Adobe Acrobat Access page.

Q. How long will it take to complete?

The work schedule is February 2006 through November 2008. Construction will be done in stages to reflect the needs of the community as well as the need to expedite the work.

Q. What will it cost?

The $50 million total for the project includes engineering, Right of Way, utilities and construction costs, and is funded by the Federal Highway Admininstration.

Q. Is the community involved?

Yes, NJDOT has been working with Woodbridge Township and Middlesex County officials, residents and municipal police. Public hearings and information centers have been held throughout the design of the project and at the start of construction.

Q. How has NJDOT addressed the impacts of the construction on travelers and the community?

NJDOT has promoted commuter awareness by using variable message signs (VMS) alerting motorists to traffic impacts ahead on along Route 1&9 and Route 35.

Q. Where can travelers obtain information?

Travelers can get commuter and general information from VMS along Route 1&9 and Route 35 and from the NJCommuter and Park and Ride web sites.

Q. Is public transportation available?

NJ TRANSIT bus and train service is available through this area.

Q. Who are the contractor and resident engineer on the project?

NJDOT awarded one contract for this work in February 2006 to Ferreira Construction Company. Jayesh P. Patel is the NJDOT Resident Engineer who will supervise the work.


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