Public hearings on New Jersey Turnpike widening begin this week

| Monday, September 17, 2007

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is embarking on a $2-billion project to widen 25 miles of roadway from six lanes to 12 and add one lane in each direction for an additional 10 miles.

The process includes four public hearings, the first of which is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Bordentown in Burlington County, NJ.

Turnpike officials say the addition of six lanes in each direction from Interchange 6 to Interchange 9 – from Milepost 48 to Milepost 73 – will lead to three lanes each way dedicated for cars only and three lanes each way dedicated for cars, buses and trucks.

For the additional 10 miles from Milepost 73 to Milepost 83, the Turnpike Authority aims to add a lane to the existing lanes for cars, buses and trucks.

Construction is proposed to start in 2009. Included in the construction is the expansion of an existing toll plaza at Interchange 8.

Each of the four hearings are scheduled for 5 to 8 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Tuesday, Sept. 18 at the Senior Center, 3 Municipal Drive, Bordentown
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19 at Horizon Center, 700 Horizon Drive, Hamilton
  • Monday, Sept. 24 at Crowne Plaza Monroe, 390 Forsgate Drive, Jamesburg
  • Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Holiday Inn, 399 Monmouth St., East Windsor

To read the project overview, click here.

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