Tuesday, May 7, 2013
New Jersey Turnpike Authority slightly alters design
The Garden State Parkway Exit 105 reconfiguration project will begin by the "end of summer," according to New Jersey Turnpike Authority Spokesman Thomas Feeney. The project will also feature one change in response to local concerns. A left-turn lane and traffic signal will be added at the intersection of Wayside Road and Pinebrook Road. This is being done to help ease traffic concerns from the increased amount of people expected to use Wayside Road. The $40 million project will completed in two contracts. The first contract will include the reconstruction of Exit 105 at the intersection of Hope Road and Route 36. The main improvement at the Hope Road intersection will include a new ramp from the parkway north exit that would run between …
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Another driver is in critical condition.
A multi-vehicle accident caused the death of one person and seriously injured another near Exit 114 on the Garden State Parkway southbound express in Middletown on Saturday afternoon, according to 511nj.org. Leonard Danduone, 80, of New Providence, was driving northbound in the southbound express lane when he hit a car head-on, causing a large crash with four vehicles involved, according to New Jersey State Police Sgt. Brian Polite. Polite said Danduone, who was driving a white sedan, was taken to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and pronounced dead. The driver he struck head on, Michael Aberback, 37, of Morristown, is in critical condition at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Polite said. Aberback was driving a grey Hyundai. Polite said…
Friday, November 30, 2012
New Jersey Turnpike Authority outlines plans, holds public hearing on project
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority's project to improve Garden State Parkway Exit 105 will likely begin in late spring or early summer, project engineers announced today. The plans are part of a proposed $40 million plan to improve traffic flow in the area and improve access to Fort Monmouth as it is developed in the future. New Jersey Turnpike Authority Project Engineer Maynard Abuan hosted a public hearing for the project at Tinton Falls Borough Hall on Thursday night. RBA Project Engineer Jim Haselton also spoke and described the improvements of the project, which will consists of two contracts. The first contract will include the reconstruction of Exit 105 at the intersection of Hope Road and Route 36. The main improvement at the Hope …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Interchange improvement project discussion will be held at Tinton Falls Municipal Court
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority will hold a public hearing in Tinton Falls on Thursday, Nov. 29, to hear comments on the proposed Garden State Parkway Interchange 105 Improvements Project. The improvements would be made at Exit 105 in Tinton Falls and are part of a proposed $40 million plan to improve traffic flow in the area and improve access to Fort Monmouth. The public hearing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Tinton Falls Municipal Court House, at 556 Tinton Avenue. New Jersey Turnpike Authority representatives and consultants will be available to discuss the project informally between 4 and 6 p.m. The official public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. with a brief presentation by the Authority followed by the opportunity for members …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Final design likely to be unveiled next year
The reconfiguration of Garden State Parkway Exit 105 in Tinton Falls is still in the preliminary engineering phase, according to New Jersey Turnpike Authority Spokesman Thomas Feeney. "We’re likely to schedule a public hearing before the end of the year," Feeney said in an e-mail to Patch. "We won’t have a construction schedule until the design is done." Feeney said the authority's chief engineer, Rich Raczynski, told the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) board in June, 2011 that the final design would take about two years to complete. The project will include improvements to Exit 105 and the intersection of Route 36 and Hope Road. The plans are part of a proposed $40 million plan to improve traffic flow in the area …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The troopers have been criminally charged in connection with the March 2012 incident.
Two New Jersey state troopers accused of leading a high-speed escort on the Garden State Parkway for a fleet of luxury cars have been criminally charged, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced. The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) received complaints regarding the March 2012 caravan to Atlantic City, and the troopers were subsequently suspended without pay in April. In a press conference in Trenton on Friday, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said the troopers who conducted the unauthorized escort "turned our highway into a virtual speedway." "What they did was absolutely wrong," he said. An investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice into the incident found that the troopers, Sgt. First Class Nadir Nassry, 47, and Trooper…
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Seniors, hybrid car drivers can get 10 percent off tolls.
Miffed about the latest toll hikes? There’s relief – for some. New Jersey drivers may be able to take advantage of a few different discounts at toll plazas on the Garden State Parkway and the New Jersey Turnpike. If you’re over 65, drive a hybrid or pull a trailer, you could shave a little off all or most tolls, though it usually depends on when you're driving. Read on for details, and visit the Turnpike Authority’s discounts webpage for application forms. Details on truck and bus discounts are also available. Turnpike Authority spokesman Tom Feeney said the senior discount and green discount have been around since 2008, but remain underutilized. The rate of enrollment for the green pass in particular is “very low,” he said. Those …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Tolls increasing by 50 percent to raise money for state capital projects.
Due to a phased plan increase approved by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority more than three years ago, tolls on both the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway will go up in price by 50 percent, beginning at 6:30 a.m. Jan. 1. Under the new increases, toll rates on the Garden State Parkway will increase from $0.35 to $0.50 for ramp tolls, from $0.50 to $0.75 for two-way toll plazas, and from $1 to $1.50 for one-way toll plazas. It is the third hike in tolls for the Parkway since its opening in 1954, and the seventh for the New Jersey Turnpike since that highway’s inception in 1951. The increases were voted on and approved as the second phase of a two-fold toll hike in October 2008, during the administration of former Gov. Jon …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Cameras will be activated in the exact change on the Garden State Parkway starting Monday, Oct. 17 at 12 a.m.
Starting Monday, cameras will be used to enforce toll collection in the exact change lanes on the Garden State Parkway, said Tom Feeney, spokesman for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority. “This is entirely about being fair to people who use the tolls and pay the tolls,” Feeney said. Toll enforcement officers will be eliminated from the Parkway and cameras will be used in every exact change lane, he said. If a driver doesn't pay the proper toll, the camera will capture an image of the license plate. The registered owner of the vehicle will be sent a notice for payment of the toll plus a $50 administrative fee, he said. Under current operations, three toll enforcement officers are assigned to the exact change lanes on the Parkway and they move…
Monday, August 29, 2011
Flooding closed all northbound lanes, while damaged portion of roadway closed southbound side; stretch of Route 33 still shuttered.
The Garden State Parkway between Brick and Wall townships -- closed for emergency repair overnight -- has been re-opened, State Police said. The New Jersey Turnpike Authority reported at 2:30 a.m. Monday that all southbound lanes on the Parkway between Exit 98 at Route 138 in Wall and Exit 91 at Chambers Bridge Road in Brick were closed and detoured until further notice. Wall police Sunday night confirmed emergency reports that damage to the roadway had forced the closure of the southbound side of the Parkway near mile-marker 96 in the township but referred to state officials for further details. Other local roads reported closed/reopened: