Friday, February 8, 2013
The NJ Turnpike Authority announced a 45 mph speed limit is in effect for portions of the highway.
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority announced a speed restriction on the highway from Exit 9 in East Brunswick to the George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, and from Exit 9 to the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The speed limit is 45 mph due to weather related road conditions.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
All traffic will head through the new toll plaza beginning Saturday, Jan. 25.
Thursday, January 24
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has informed East Windsor Township Mayor Janice S. Mironov that the new ten lane East Windsor interchange 8 toll plaza will be fully open on Saturday, Jan. 26. The relocation and opening of the new Interchange 8 toll plaza will be done in phases which began on Tuesday, Jan. 22 at midnight and will conclude on Saturday, Jan. 26 in the early morning. Signage will be erected throughout the area to assist motorists during the conversion. Starting Friday, Jan. 25, all traffic entering East Windsor through exit 8 will access the new toll plaza. The current interchange plaza, and all ramps leading up to it, will be completely closed beginning Friday and signs will be directing vehicles to the newly opened toll …
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Seniors and hybrid car drivers can save 10 percent on toll fares if they travel during off-peak hours.
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 …
Monday, January 2, 2012
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, April 29, 2011
The 33 public and private sector employees in NJ who died at their jobs last year were commemorated at a ceremony yesterday.
It's been five years, one funeral, and several memorial ceremonies at the NJ Turnpike Authority for Gina Dudek from when she was transformed overnight from a loving wife and mother into a widow quietly grieving for her dead husband. This year, though, it was different. Not just that it was the fifth anniversary since Dirk Dudek, a Turnpike maintenance worker, was on a routine call, sitting in his parked work vehicle on the shoulder of the roadway when the driver of a tractor trailer struck Dudek's truck from behind and changed the family's lives forever. For Gina Dudek, it was the knowledge at the Worker Memorial Day ceremony, held at the Turnpike Authority's executive headquarters in Woodbridge, that the man who had been convicted in the …
Thursday, January 27, 2011
With residents wearying of the snow and the municipal budget straining under the weather burden, how much longer before the next winter weather happens?
Another blustery winter storm dumped a foot of snow on the Woodbridge area overnight, causing hazardous traffic conditions for the township. As the National Weather Service had predicted, the snow reached peek proportions in the early morning hours, dropping as much of two inches of snow an hour on the area Roads are impassable, and no sound of plows has been evident for hours in some parts of the township. The one saving grace, though, is that the weather forecast calls for highs of 36 today, warm enough to make a dent in the snow piles. The bad news? A 40 percent chance of more snow Friday and Saturday. As might be expected, the severe weather has wreaked havoc with the opening of offices, schools, government facilities, and businesses…