Road Improvement Projects
It’s common to find congestion on roadways in New Jersey, especially during commuting hours. Expansive construction projects, though essential, are bound to complicate the flow of vehicular travel further. As we learn of expansive road projects on major thoroughfares in our state, we’ll alert you to them here.
Structural Steel Deck Rehabilitation Project at GWB
The Structural Steel Deck Rehabilitation Project at the George Washington Bridge will affect travel across this span starting in the spring of 2015. Due to be completed this year, the project will rehabilitate the George Washington Bridge’s upper level structural steel deck to maintain the bridge in a state of good repair. Learn more about the details of the project and scheduled roadway closures at the Port Authority of NY & NJ.
Pulaski Skyway Rehabilitation Project (April, 2014 – 2016)
The Route 1 & 9 Pulaski Skyway is due to receive a 24 month overhaul of its northbound lanes. This work began on April 12, 2014. Motorists who normally use this road to travel into Jersey City will have to make alternate arrangements as the northbound lanes will be completely closed. Southbound lanes will remain open during this phase of the project.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) has made every effort to ease the burden this places on commuters:
- Mass transit services have been expanded.
- Alternate routes have been identified and modified in an attempt to manage the anticipated increased traffic flow.
- Partnerships with local Transportation Management Associations (TMAs) are fostering ridesharing options such as carpooling and vanpooling. Find details here.
- Public awareness campaigns are educating state residents so they won’t be caught off guard. Read press releases issued on the Pulaski Skyway Rehabilitation Project. Review the project details. Learn about community outreach efforts. Watch NJDOT videos on the Pulaski Skyway Rehabilitation Project.
I-295 Direct Connection
The New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) I-295/I-76/Route 42 Interchange Project in Bellmawr, Mt. Ephraim and Gloucester City in Camden County is currently underway. Construction began in March 2013 and will continue until 2021. The purpose of this project is to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion at the intersection of I-295, I-76 and Route 42. It will address quality-of-life issues relating to motorists, residents and the environment. Find out what phase this project is in and all of the associated details by visiting the NJ Department of Transportation.
Lincoln Tunnel Helix Rehabilitation Project
The Lincoln Tunnel Helix Rehabilitation Project will repair the structure, known as the Helix, that links the Lincoln Tunnel to New Jersey roadways. The project was approved in 2011 and will take place over a period of three years in order to extend the roadway’s usability. Phase I focused on the eastbound portion of the structure, was started in 2012 and has been completed. Phase II began in April 2014, focusing work westbound towards NJ. It is expected to be finished in May 2015. Phase III has yet to be announced. Learn more at the Port Authority of NY & NJ.
Learn about other Mega Projects underway in our state by visiting 511NJ and clicking on the Mega Projects tab.