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Current Capital Projects

Under its capital improvement programs, the NJTA has expanded capacity, repaired or replaced 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 additional information about capital projects, read the most recent Consulting Engineers Report.

NEW JERSEY TURNPIKE

Widening from Interchanges 1 to 4
  • Location: Salem, Gloucester, Camden, and Burlington Counties
  • Description: The southern 37 miles of the Turnpike will be widened from two lanes in each direction to three. This is the only original section of the roadway where the capacity has never been increased. The project includes improvements at Interchanges 1, 2, 3, and 4 and the replacement of 52 bridges over or along the Turnpike. It will also incorporate green infrastructure improvements such as water quality enhancements, EV charging facilities, and planning for automated vehicles.
  • Schedule: Preliminary design and environmental studies began in March 2021. Design engineering and permitting are expected to begin in 2022. Construction is expected to begin in 2025 and continue until 2029.
  • Further Information: Fact Sheet
Kresson Road Bridge Lengthening and Reconstruction
  • Location: Camden County
  • Description: The Kresson Road bridge over the New Jersey Turnpike (Milepost 30.75 in Cherry Hill) is being lengthened and substantially reconstructed.  The new structure will be 16-feet wider and have wider shoulders and sidewalks.
  • Schedule: A construction contract was awarded at the March 24, 2020, meeting of the Turnpike Authority Board of Commissioners. Construction is expected to begin in May 2020 and continue until June 2022.
  • Further Information: ADVISORY: Work to begin on Kresson Road bridge lengthening and reconstruction
Bridge Deck Reconstruction on Eastern Spur between Mileposts 106 and 107
  • Location: Essex County
  • Description: The work includes bridge deck reconstruction, structural steel and concrete repairs, bearing replacement, lighting and drainage improvements, and guide rail upgrades.
  • Schedule: Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
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 between Interchanges 14 in Newark and 14A in Bayonne. Other work includes median barrier replacement and other structural repairs, along with drainage and lighting improvements.  
  • Schedule: Construction is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
NEWARK BAY-HUDSON COUNTY EXTENSION WIDENING AND RECONSTRUCTION
  • Location: Hudson and Essex Counties
  • Description: The Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension will be reconstructed and widened from two lanes in each direction to three or four between the mainline of the Turnpike at Interchange 14 and the Columbus Drive Exit.  Nearly 80 percent of the 8.1-mile Extension is carried on bridge structures. Those structures are nearing the end of their design service lives and now require regular, significant, and costly maintenance. What’s more, traffic growth and substantial port-related heavy truck activity have degraded operating conditions in the corridor. Significant congestion and delays are a daily occurrence and have contributed to the poor condition of the roadway pavement and bridges. This widening and reconstruction program will include the replacement of several bridges, including the Newark Bay Bridge.
  • Schedule: Environmental studies and preliminary engineering began in 2021. Final design is expected to begin in 2023. Construction is expected to begin in 2026. The duration of the full program is expected to be 10 to 15 years.
  • Further Information: Fact Sheet

GARDEN STATE PARKWAY

Bridge Deck and Median Barrier Reconstruction Between Mileposts 140 and 143
  • Location: Union County
  • Description: Bridge structures will be repaired and upgraded, and new lighting and median barriers will be installed between mileposts 140 and 143 on the Parkway. A new deck and pedestrian walkway will be built on the Galloping Road Bridge. Other structures to be repaired in connection with this project include bridges over Route 22 eastbound and westbound and Morris Avenue (Route 82). 
  • Schedule: Construction began in 2020 and is scheduled to be completed in 2022. 
  • Further Information: Project Brochure / Project Website
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 began in the summer of 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in 2022
  • Further Information: Project WebsiteProject Handout / Public Hearing Record  
Milepost 30-35 Shoulder Widening
  • Location: Atlantic County
  • Description: The left and right shoulders will be widened to 12 feet on the northbound and southbound roadways. The acceleration and deceleration lanes will be lengthened for the northbound entrance and southbound exit at Interchange 30. Eight Parkway bridges over local roadways will be widened and reconstructed. The roadway lighting at Interchange 30 will be upgraded to meet current standards. And storm water management facilities will be constructed.
  • Schedule: Construction began in the summer of 2020 and is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
  • Further Information: Public Hearing Report
Passaic River Bridge Improvements
  • Location: Passaic and Bergen Counties
  • Description: The Garden State Parkway Bridge over the Passaic River, US Route 46, and River Drive will be widened to provide full-width lanes and adequate shoulders. This project is intended to extend the remaining life of the structure and improve safety.
  • Schedule: The project is in final design. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2021. 
  • Further Information: Public Hearing Handout / Public Hearing Report 
Removal and Replacement of Median Barrier between Mileposts 129 and 134
  • Location: Middlesex County
  • Description: The concrete median barrier is being replaced. Work also includes resurfacing and drainage improvements.
  • Schedule: Construction is scheduled to be completed in late 2021.