Construction Projects in Monmouth and Ocean Counties to begin in 2017

The NJ Turnpike Authority is embarking a slew of construction projects on both the NJ Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway in 2017 as part of a $7 billion capital construction plan. The $7 billion budget is the result of a 2008 40 percent toll increase, followed by a 50 percent increase in 2012. Initially, the plan calls for the completion of a project which has widened the Garden State Parkway to include 90 miles of new lanes between Toms River and Egg Harbor Township, an area which is perpetually prone to bottlenecking due to shore traffic.  Once this work is completed, the Turnpike Authority will turn its attention, and it’s funding, to remedy other areas of the Parkway and Turnpike which traditionally face heavy traffic issues. The first of these is the Garden State Parkway exit to I-280, followed by the simplification of a complicated interchange in Monmouth County. The final phase of the 2017 NJTA work will be the undertaking of a bridge replacement project on the Hudson County extension of the turnpike. Details surrounding the construction plan can be found here.

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