$310 Million Turnpike Authority Project for Interchange 14A Begining in 2015 Completed by 2018
New Jersey Turnpike Authority Officials, Bayonne Â Mayor Jimmy Davis The Bayonne City Council, Â Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, New Jersey State Senator Sandra Cunningham, AssemblymanÂ Charles Mainor,Jersey City Â Deputy Director Vivian Brady-Philips Â broke ground Â on Wednesday, March 11th for the $310 million NJ Turnpike Authority’s Interchange 14 A Improvement Project.
This project is being funded as part of the Turnpike Authority’s ongoing 10-year, $7billion capital program.
The Interchange: 14A connects the Newark Bay-Hudson County Extention of the New Jersey Turnpike with Rout 440 and Port Jersey Boulevard. It is Â located cities of Bayonne ad Jersey City. Approximately 50,000 vehicles including 6,000 trucks use the interchange on a typical weekday. Congestion at the interchange is expected to worsen in the future because fo regional traffic growth and local development.
Project Description: The toll plaza is being widened from 11-13 lanes. The existing two-lane connector bridge from the toll plaza to Route 440, Route 185 and Port Jersey Boulevard will be replaced with a four-lane structure. A flyover ramp is being built from the interchange and Port Jersey Boulevard to Route 440 south. An existing traffic signal at East 53rd Street in Bayonne will be removed and roundabout will be constructed to maintain permanent access to the interchange.
Project Benefits: The improvements will reduce delays on the Newark Bay-Hudson County Extention, relieve congestion the street of Bayonne and Jersey City, create jobs, and encourage regional economic development.
The Contractor; on the project will be Union Paving & Construction Co. Inc
Construction Supervision: AECOM
Design: Gannet Fleming
Schedule: Construction begins early 2015 and is expected to be complete in 2018.
Community Involvement: There have bee three public information centers and two public hearings. A fourth public information center will be held this month. The Turnpike Authority Â will hold regular meetings with local official in Bayonne and Jersey City during the project to provide status updates and to address any community issues. The Turnpike Authority will also coordinate traffic impacts with PANYNJ’s Bayonne Bridge Project team. A dedicated project website and hotline have been established to share information about the work being done and to provide an opportunity for residents to ask questions or express concerns. The project website is NJTA14A.com. The project hotline number is 800-671-6872