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14A constuction projectThe following work is scheduled over the next three weeks:
Toll Plaza
  • East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building will continue.
  • Construction continues on the new east Toll Lane.
  • During the week of 02/29/16, a single toll exit lane will be closed, M-F, 8:00PM to 5:00AM.
  • Eastbound E 53rd Street is closed to through traffic at Avenue E (Toll Plaza) effective 11/09/15.  Drivers wishing to access the Toll Plaza must go down another eastbound street to Avenue E (51st, 49th, etc.) Access to local businesses (QuickChek, Value City, etc.) on E 53rd Street is maintained.  Westbound 53rd Street from the Toll Plaza to Broadway will not change.  The Eastbound closure is expected to be in place for six (6) months.  This is a major traffic change.
  • On or about March 6, 2016, eastbound 53rd Street, between Broadway and Avenue E, will be reopened. Normal two-way traffic will resume going in and out of Bayonne. Access to the Toll Plaza will be restored via the new roundabout south of 52nd Street. Motorists can follow the new roundabout to the Toll Plaza or continue south on Avenue E. For more information, please CLICK HERE to access the pamphlet.
Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)
  • Widening construction continues on the ramps to and from the west bound HCE.
  • Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges continues. This work will also be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  • Local street level work on Frontage Road continues.  This work will also be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  • Proposed Sign Structure Locations adjacent to the corner of Avenue B / E58th Street Corner, corner of Avenue C Structure and Garfield Avenue Structure (PSE&G Sub-Station), Toll Plaza Parking Area will be constructed. When needed, Bayonne PD or Jersey City PD will be asked to support this effort.
  • Work continues on a VMS Sign Structure under the Turnpike Bridge over Route 440, near the Newark Bay. Access is being provided from Route 440.
Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout
  • Deep foundation work on new bridge piers will continue. This work will be performed in dedicated work zones.
  • Bridge pier construction will continue in dedicated work zones.  Periodic closures of E52nd Street will be utilized.  This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.
  • Roadway drainage and pavement construction will continue.
  • Access to westbound 53rd Street from the Turnpike will be closed during the weekend of 02/26 through 02/28, 8:00PM Friday to 5:00PM Sunday for roadway reconstruction.  Access to local business including Value City Furniture and QuickChek will be maintained via 52nd Street. This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.
  • Southbound Avenue E will shift west to its permanent alignment, access to 52nd Street will be from southbound Avenue E only and 51st Street will be changed to a right turn only onto southbound Avenue E during the weekend of March 6, 2016.
  • Southbound Avenue E traffic will be diverted to 52nd Street on Monday, 02/29, 8:00AM to 3:30PM, for roadway reconstruction.  This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.
Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard)
  • A two-way traffic pattern has been implemented on the bridge ramp from Port Jersey Boulevard to the Toll Plaza.
  • Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. Please CLICK HERE for shuttle bus pamphlet.
Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle
  • The southbound Route 440 Jughandle at Pulaski Street has been reduced to a single lane. Deep sewer construction continues.
  • Temporary traffic signal work is being performed in the intersection.  Temporary signals are scheduled to be activated the week of 02/29/16.
  • Utility relocation work will continue on Pulaski Street at Route 440. This work will be supported by Bayonne and Jersey City Police.
Ramp Area East of Route 440
  • Ground improvement and new ramp construction continues.
  • Retaining wall construction continues.
  • Deep sewer relocation work will continue.
  • Bridge abutment construction will begin.
If you have any questions about the 14A Improvement Project, please call the toll-free hotline at 1-800-671-6872, or e-mail info@njta14a.com anytime. Thank you.
For full project details, contact information, and traffic advisories, and informational pamphlets, please visit the NJTA 14A Website.
For information about the Bayonne Bridge, please click here.


Business Travel-New Complimentary Shuttle Service at The Westin Jersey City

Newport Helps Business Travelers Save on Transportation


FREE Shuttle takes hotel guests to locations within a 3 mile radius of the hotel

JERSEY CITY, NJ (August 10, 2010) – The Westin Jersey City Newport, located just 10 minutes from downtown Manhattan, has just announced a new service for its business travel guests that will help them save time and money – a complimentary shuttle service. The hotel’s new shuttle service now operates, 7 a.m. – 9.a.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. daily, and drives guests to meeting destinations within a three mile radius of the hotel including, Exchange Place and Harborside Financial area. The hotel’s shuttle is branded with a Westin logo making it instantly recognizable to guests.


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American Cancer Society -Relay for Life – Makes Plea At Recent Bayonne City Council Meeting

Gail Godesky-Publicity Chair & Sponsorship Chair Speaks to Bayonne City Council on Behalf of the American Cancer Society -Bayonne 2010 Relay for Life 

gail-godesky-new-addressing-bay-city-council1At a recent Bayonne City Council meeting Gail Godesky Publicity Chairwoman & Sponsorship Chair for the American Cancer Society’s -Relay for Life addressed the Bayonne City Council in asking for the fee to be waived for the use of Ahern’s Veteran Stadium in Bayonne for the 201o Bayonne Relay For Life -which is tentatively scheduled for June 11- 12th, 2010

In her address to the Bayonne City Council, Ms. Godesky had this to say after addressing each of the council-members in attendance…

 “My name is Gail Godesky; I am born and raised in a great city-Bayonne. As some of you know my sister Lori Starke passed away at 49 years old on February 22nd, 2008 and my mom Lorraine Godesky at the age of  77 passed away February 17th, 2009 from the terrible disease we call cancer for lack of a better word and from a disease that kills and not quietly but rather angrily.

Cancer shows no preference-it has struck old, young, mothers, father’s, brothers, sisters, husbands, wives and dear friends.

Since the passing of my family members I have been very involved in the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life. Our team is called the EVERYDAY ANGELS. Continue reading American Cancer Society -Relay for Life – Makes Plea At Recent Bayonne City Council Meeting

Odd Crash On New Jersey Turnpike

Who Goes First?

Our River View Observer’s roaming photographer caught this unusual mishap at the 14 A exit of the New Jersey Turnpike  on Sunday October 18th.


The Bayonne  and State Police along with the Bayonne Fire Department were there to lend a hand. No one got hurt from what we hear.

Single, Mingle and Bark Night, Liberty Science Center, and Liberty Humane Society

singles20jpeg1River View Observer’s May Best Bet for Singles

Date: 1 May 2009 06:30 to 09:00
Liberty Humane Society is thrilled to announce that they will be hosting their first singles event – “Single, Mingle, Bark!” It will be held on Friday, May 1 from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m at the Liberty Science Center! All singles and dogs welcome!

Cost for pre-registration will be $25 and $30 at the door. There will be wine tasting and light fare (nibbles), music and a silent auction. All proceeds from the event and the silent auction will benefit LHS and the Liberty Science Center.

This will be a great way to meet other single, dog lovers – though you don’t need to be single. Dress code is casual and will be held rain or shine. For more information please contact Janet at Janet@libertyhumane.org. To register online, click on “Donate” and in the memo field please be sure to mention that you are registering for the Single, Mingle, Bark event!

Register online at http://libertyhumane.org.
For additional information, call 201.547.4147 or e-mail
Rain Date: June 4th.
Liberty Humane