Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the New Jersey Turnpike Authority and its contractors have provided the City of Bayonne with updated information about the New Jersey Turnpike reconstruction of interchange 14A.
In the toll plaza area, toll lane and toll island construction are continuing on the west side. Nighttime closures of certain toll lanes are expected on weeknights for two weeks, starting August 13, from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Other toll lanes will remain open in both directions during that period. Traffic flow will continue. Construction of a new building continues on the east side. Utility construction work is proceeding. Sign structure foundation work is moving ahead on the east side.
Crews are continuing to widen the ramps between the toll plaza and the Hudson County Turnpike Extension Bridge. Retaining wall construction continues on Frontage Road, which runs from west to east along the Bayonne-Jersey City border. Local street-level work continues at Avenue C, Kennedy Boulevard, and Garfield Avenue bridge abutments. The contractor continues work on a new variable message sign at the base of the Turnpike Extension Bridge.
Sewer construction continues on Avenue E at 50th Street and on East 52nd Street. Daily traffic detours and traffic shifts are facilitating the work. Beginning the week of August 17, shallow storm sewer work will start in the Avenue E median between 52nd and 53rd Street.
The southbound Route 440 jughandle at Pulaski Street has been reduced to a single lane to accommodate deep sewer construction. This traffic pattern is expected to be in place through October 2015. The Turnpike Authority is working with the New Jersey Department of Transportation to change the signal timing to alleviate traffic back-ups. Drainage and other utility work continue on Pulaski Street. Ground improvements and the installation of wick drains continue in the ramp area east of Route 440. Preparations continue for the demolition of the former Millions Warehouse on Pulaski Street at Route 440.