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Second open house on Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension improvements to be held May 28th in Bayonne

Apr 25 2024

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority will hold a public information center in Bayonne on Tuesday, May 28th, to discuss the first project in the Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension Improvements Program.

The session will be held at Woodrow Wilson Community School, 101 W. 56th Street, Bayonne, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

The public information center will follow the format of an open house. Residents, drivers, public officials, small business owners, and other stakeholders are invited to drop by any time between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. to learn about the first project in this critical safety and modernization Program. There will be information boards describing the planned improvements. Turnpike Authority staff and other members of the Program team will be on hand to answer questions.

“This public information event will provide Bayonne residents the opportunity to learn about the Turnpike Authority’s proposals,” Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis said. “I urge residents who have questions or comments about the future of the Newark Bay-Hudson County Turnpike Extension to go to the Public Information Center at Woodrow Wilson Community School on May 28.”

The Turnpike Authority will rebuild the entire 8.1-mile Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension under this Program. The improvements are designed to assure safety, relieve congestion and its harmful impacts, and accommodate the continued growth of the surrounding communities and port facilities.

The Program consists of four independent projects. The first project, which will be the subject of the Bayonne public information center, involves rebuilding the section of the Extension between Interchange 14 in Newark and Interchange 14A in Bayonne and Jersey City. Project 1 includes the construction of parallel cable-stayed bridges over Newark Bay.

“The Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension plays a vital role in New Jersey’s economy by providing access to the port facilities off Interchange 14A  and to the thriving communities in the corridor,” said Turnpike Authority Executive Director James Carone. “The 16 bridges and viaducts between Interchanges 14 and 14A have reached the end of their useful lives. We look forward to meeting with residents, drivers, and other interested parties at the upcoming public information center to explain our plan to replace them with modern structures designed to last for the next 100 years or more.”

The first public information center on project one was held in February at East Side High School in Newark. A third one will be held in Jersey City. Details on the date, time, and location of the Jersey City meeting will be announced when they are available.

The portion of the Extension between Interchange 14A and the eastern terminus at Jersey Avenue in Jersey City will be addressed in projects two, three, and four. Those projects are scheduled to move to construction in the next decade. As they advance toward construction, additional public information centers will be scheduled.

For those unable to attend a public information center in person, the Program team recorded a virtual version that describes the project and answers many frequently asked questions. To find that video and other important Program materials, visit

A draft Environmental Assessment of the improvements to be made between Interchanges 14 and 14A is posted online at Copies of the document were also provided to the Newark Public Library (5 Washington Street, Newark), the Bayonne Public Library (697 Avenue C, Bayonne), and the Jersey City Public Library, Earl A. Morgan Branch (1841 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Jersey City).