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Current Capital Projects

Under a 10-year, $7 billion capital program adopted in 2008, the NJTA has expanded capacity, repaired deteriorating bridges, reconfigured entrance and exit ramps, improved maintenance yards and toll plazas, and expanded the use of technology for collecting and communicating information about roadway conditions. Descriptions of ongoing projects appear on this page. For more detailed descriptions, read the current Capital Project & Improvement Plan

NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE

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 multiple phases between Interchanges 14 and 14A.
  • Schedule: Construction on the first phase began in 2010 and is now complete. Construction on the second phase, Contract No. T100.381, began mid-2016 and will be completed in 2018. The next Contract No. T100.184 is scheduled to begin in early-2018 and will be completed in 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 multiple phases along this 2.2 mile long viaduct between Interchange 14C and the eastern terminus at Jersey Avenue approaching the Holland Tunnel. The scope of work also involves structural strengthening and repairs, structural steel repainting, lighting and drainage improvements, and approach roadway repairs of the five viaduct and two ramp structures located within the project limits. The westbound roadway work was addressed under Contract No. T100.125, and the eastbound roadway work to the east of Interchange 14C will be addressed under the next Contract No. T100.321. Work at the remaining bridges will be addressed under a future contract.
  • Schedule: Construction on the first phase, Contract No. T100.125, started in late 2012 and was completed in September 2016. Construction on the next phase, under Contract No. T100.321, is scheduled to start in late 2017 and be completed in late 2020.
  • Further Information: To learn more about the proposed project, please read the presentation from the January 2017 Public Information Center held at James J. Ferris High School in Jersey City or visit the public outreach website for the project. 
INTERCHANGE 14A IMPROVEMENTS
  • Location: Hudson County
  • Description: The toll plaza will be widened from 11 to 13 lanes. The single-lane ramp from the interchange to the westbound Hudson County Extension will be widened to two lanes. The two-lane connector bridge between the interchange and Route 440, Route 185 and Port Jersey Boulevard will be replaced with a four-lane structure. A flyover ramp will be built to connect the interchange to Port Jersey Boulevard. The traffic signal at East 53rd Street will be eliminated. And a roundabout will be built to maintain access to the interchange.
  • Schedule: Construction began in 2015 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
  • Further Information: Project documents, traffic advisories, construction updates and a trove of other information is available on the project website, www.njta14a.com

GARDEN STATE PARKWAY

GREAT EGG HARBOR BRIDGE IMPROVEMENTS
  • Location: Atlantic and Cape May counties
  • Description: A new southbound span was built to the west of the existing southbound span over Great Egg Harbor and Drag Channel and the nearby Beesleys Point Bridge on Route 9 was demolished. Work is underway to rehabilitate the existing northbound span. The old southbound span will be demolished.
  • Schedule: Construction of the new southbound span and demolition of the Beesleys Point Bridge were completed in 2016. The rehabilitation of the northbound span began in late 2016 and is scheduled to continue until 2019
  • Further Information: To learn more about the project, read the Presentation or the Handout from the September 2012 public hearing. To learn more about the history of the Great Egg Habor crossing, click here
INTERCHANGE 36 TO 80 WIDENING
  • Location: Atlantic, Burlington, and Ocean counties
  • Description: The Parkway will be widened from two to three lanes in each direction. Express E-ZPass was added at the Barnegat Toll Plaza.
  • Schedule: The project is being built in phases. Construction on the first phase of the widening (adding a lane in each direction between Mileposts 63 and 80 and installing Express E-ZPass at the Barnegat Toll Plaza) was completed in May 2011. Construction on the second phase (adding a lane in each direction from Mileposts 48 to 63 and making grading and drainage improvements from mileposts 30 to 48) began in 2011. The new lanes were completed and fully opened to traffic in 2015. Construction on the third phase of the Widening (Mileposts 35 to 48) began in 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in 2018. The third lane between mileposts 42 and 48 was opened to traffic in June 2016.
  • Further Information: Garden State Parkway Widening Project   /   Phase 3 Public Hearing Handout   /  Phase 3 Public Hearing Record
INTERCHANGES 36, 37 AND 38 IMPROVEMENTS
  • Location: Atlantic County
  • Description: This project will improve traffic operations at these closely grouped interchanges by adding a deceleration lane on the southbound Parkway and an acceleration lane on Tilton Road at Interchange 36 and by separating the traffic entering the Parkway at Interchange 38 (Atlantic City Expressway) from traffic exiting the Parkway at Interchange 37 (Washington Avenue CR 608).
  • Schedule: The interchange improvements are included in a construction contract awarded in October 2014. The project is scheduled to be completed in 2018.
  • Further Information: Project Information Sheet    /    Map of the Proposed Improvements    /    Milepost 35 to Milepost 38 Public
INTERCHANGE 105 IMPROVEMENTS
  • Location: Monmouth County
  • Description: This project is intended to improve access to and from the Parkway at Interchange 105 as well as safety and operations at the Hope Road/NJ Route 36 intersection. The improvements include a new southbound connection from the Parkway outer roadway to Wayside Road, the addition of a second northbound deceleration lane from the Parkway outer roadway to Interchange 105 and the reconstruction of the Hope Road/NJ Route 36 intersection.
  • Schedule: The Hope Road / NJ Rte. 36 portion of the project was completed in 2015. Construction of the Wayside Road portion of the project began in 2015 and is expected to be completed in 2018.
  • Further Information: To learn more, please read the November 2012 Public Hearing Flyer.
INTERCHANGE 109
  • Location: Monmouth County
  • Description: Interchange 109 is the connection between the Garden State Parkway and Newman Springs Road (CR 520). During peak travel periods, congestion causes traffic exiting onto northbound Newman Springs Road to back up from the exit ramp onto the northbound Parkway. As currently planned, the improvements include eliminating the existing eastbound jug handle at Half Mile Road and constructing an eastbound entrance loop ramp and bridge over Newman Springs Road to the northbound Parkway.
  • Schedule: The project is in design. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018.
  • Further Information: To learn more about the proposed project, please read the handout from the April 2015 Public Information Center or see the following maps: Existing Conditions   /   Academy Bus Routes   /   Routes from Half Mile Road to Newman Springs Road   /   Overall Preferred Alternative   /   Preferred Alternative for Newman Springs Road
INTERCHANGE 125
  • Location: Middlesex County
  • Description: This partial interchange will be completed to provide full access between the Parkway and Chevalier Avenue in Sayreville in order to accommodate existing traffic volumes and future growth resulting from the development of the waterfront. The work includes the replacement of bridges on the mainline of the Parkway, improvements to the local roadways, a new northbound Parkway entrance, a reconfigured southbound Parkway entrance, and a new southbound Parkway exit.
  • Schedule: Construction began in 2016 and is scheduled to be completed in 2019.
  • Further Information:  December 2015 Public Hearing Report  /  December 2015 Public Hearing Flyer  /  April 2016 Public Hearing Report on Modification to Toll Rate Schedule
INTERCHANGE 145
  • Location: Essex County
  • Description: The Central Avenue Bridge over the Garden State Parkway will be replaced with a longer bridge to provide a two-lane entrance ramp from the I-280 toll plaza to the southbound Parkway. That will allow for the relocation of the bridge abutments and elimination of the center pier in the median between the northbound and southbound Parkway, allowing for two standard width northbound deceleration lanes from the Parkway to the I-280 toll plaza.
  • Schedule: Construction is expected to begin in the spring of 2018 and be completed in 2022
  • Further Information: Public Hearing Handout / Public Hearing Display Boards / Public Hearing Record  
INTERCHANGE 163 IMPROVEMENTS
  • Location: Bergen County
  • Description: In order to improve traffic operations, this project will relocate the exits onto Route 17 from the left side of the road to the right side of the road by realigning the Parkway into the existing median in the vicinity of Interchange 163.
  • Schedule: Construction began in 2014 and is scheduled to be completed in 2017.
  • Further Information: To learn more, please see the Map of the Proposed Improvements, the Project Information Sheet. or the Public Hearing Record.