New Traffic Pattern Advisory: October 2019 – April 2020

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 the Interchange 14C Toll Plaza to Milepost N7.3 (over Christopher Columbus Dr.) starting on Friday, October 25, 2019 and lasting until the end of April 2020. The new traffic pattern will maintain one lane of traffic traffic on the Christopher Columbus Off Ramp. The right lane on the Christopher Columbus Off-Ramp will be reopened, while the left lane will be closed for a long-term stage of bridge deck reconstruction. No shoulders will be present, but emergency pull-off locations and on-site wrecker service will be provided.

It is anticipated that traffic impacts will be moderate during peak travel periods until motorist become accustom to the new traffic pattern.

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 N5.90 to N7.70 in Jersey City, NJ

Municipality/County:  Jersey City / Hudson County

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

Description of New Traffic Pattern:  Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in the Eastbound direction of the Newark Bay - Hudson County Extension (NB-HCE) from the Interchange 14C Toll Plaza to Milepost N7.3 (over Christopher Columbus Dr.). The new traffic pattern will maintain one lane of traffic traffic on the Christopher Columbus Off Ramp. The right lane on the Christopher Columbus Off-Ramp will be reopened, while the left lane will be closed for a long-term stage of bridge deck reconstruction. No shoulders will be present, but emergency pull-off locations and on-site wrecker service will be provided.

Proposed Start Date of New Traffic Pattern:  The new traffic pattern is scheduled to be installed Friday, October 25, 2019 at 5:00 AM, and be in place until the end of April 2020.

Anticipated Traffic Impacts:  It is anticipated that traffic impacts will be moderate during peak travel periods until motorist become accustom to the new traffic pattern.

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.