6/1/2018: Weekend Traffic Advisory

A stage of bridge deck reconstruction and miscellaneous improvements will occur in the Eastbound direction of the Newark Bay - Hudson County Extension (NB-HCE) from Milepost N5.1 to Milepost N7.3 (over Christopher Columbus Dr.) on the Eastbound roadway starting on 6/1/2018 and lasting until 6/4/2018. Over this period, the Eastbound roadway will be reduced to one lane (normal configuration is two lanes) and the Columbus Drive Off-Ramp will be closed. Motorists trying to exit at the Columbus Drive Off-Ramp will be detoured to Marin Boulevard. On-site wrecker service will be provided. 

It is anticipated that traffic impacts will be moderate to severe during peak weekend travel periods, specifically 9:00AM - 9:00PM on Saturday and Sunday.  

Variable message signs to alert motorists of the construction will be placed along the Eastbound Roadway at Mileposts N4.7 and N5.9 one week in advance of the planned construction start date.  

Motorists can call 511 from any phone from a hands-free device (Listen for the initial voice prompt and ask for traffic conditions. Motorists can ask for a specific Highway, City, or even a point of interest).  Information regarding this project is posted on our web site at http://www.njta.com/our-projects/new-jersey-turnpike.  Residents of Jersey City / Hudson County can monitor traffic conditions by accessing Turnpike webcams at http://www.njta.com/travel-resources/camera-list, and http://www.511nj.org/cameras.aspx.  Motorists can also download the SafeTrip App for the latest traffic Advisories.


Project:  New Jersey Turnpike Contract T100.321. Rehabilitation of Structure Nos. N6.49, N6.80E and N6.80W, Milepost N5.80 to N8.20

Route/Direction/MP:  New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension (NB-HCE)/ I-78 Eastbound / Westbound - Milepost N5.10 to N7.30 in Jersey City, NJ

Municipality/County:  Jersey City / Hudson County

Nature of work:  The work involves bridge deck reconstruction and miscellaneous improvements. 

Description of New Traffic Pattern:  The right lane of the NB-HCE Eastbound roadway between Milepost N5.1 and Milepost N7.3 will be closed and the Columbus Drive Off-Ramp will be closed starting on or about 6/1/18 and lasting until 6/4/18.  Motorists trying to exit at the Columbus Drive Off-Ramp will be detoured to Marin Boulevard.  

Proposed Start Date of New Traffic Pattern:  The new traffic pattern is scheduled to be installed Friday, June 1, 2018 at 8:00PM, and be in place until Monday, June 4, 2018 at 5:00AM.

Anticipated Traffic Impacts:  It is anticipated that traffic impacts will be moderate to severe during peak weekend travel periods, specifically 9:00AM – 9:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. 

Other Comments:  NJTA will advise motorists by Highway Advisory Radio and Overhead Variable Message Signs at Newark Bay - Hudson County Extension Mileposts N1.1 and N4.4.  Coordination with TRANSCOM, PANYNJ, local jurisdictions, and NJDOT is ongoing.