New Jersey Turnpike Exit 14A Construction Update

New Jersey Turnpike Exit 14A Construction Update

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority has announced the following work over the next few weeks on the Exit 14A Improvement Project, which is located in the cities of Bayonne and Jersey City, Hudson County, NJ.

Toll Plaza

  • East side (entering 14A): renovation of existing Toll Utility Building will continue.
  • Construction continues on the new east Toll Lane.
  • Eastbound E 53rd Street is closed to through traffic at Avenue E (Toll Plaza) effective 11/09/15. Drivers wishing to access the Toll Plaza must go down another eastbound street to Avenue E (51st, 49th, etc.) Access to local businesses (QuickChek, Value City, etc.) on E 53rd Street is maintained. Westbound 53rd Street from the Toll Plaza to Broadway will not change. The Eastbound closure is expected to be in place for six (6) months. This is a major traffic change.
  • Traffic from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard and Route 440 has been shifted left (east), onto the existing (one-way) bridge in a two-way pattern. This is a major traffic shift.

Ramps between the Toll Plaza and the Hudson County Extension (HCE)

  • Widening construction continues on the ramps to and from the west bound HCE.
  • Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges continues. This work will also be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  • Local street level work at Garfield, Avenue C and JFK Boulevard bridges continues. This work will also be supported by Jersey City and Bayonne Police as needed.
  • Proposed Sign Structure Locations adjacent to the corner of Avenue B / E58th Street Corner, corner of Avenue C Structure and Garfield Avenue Structure (PSE&G Sub-Station), Toll Plaza Parking Area will be constructed. When needed, Bayonne PD or Jersey City PD will be asked to support this effort.
  • Work continues on a VMS Sign Structure under the Turnpike Bridge over Route 440, near the Newark Bay. Access is being provided from Route 440.

Avenue E / Proposed Roundabout

  • Deep foundation work on new bridge piers will continue. This work will be performed in dedicated work zones.
  • Northbound Avenue E traffic has been shifted to a new alignment, east of the Connector Bridge, between E50th Street and the Toll Plaza. The left turn at 53rdStreet is no longer available.
  • Bridge pier construction will continue in dedicated work zones. Periodic closures of E52nd Street will be utilized. This work will be supported by Bayonne Police.

Connector Bridge (Bridge from the Toll Plaza to Port Jersey Boulevard)

  • A two-way traffic pattern has been implemented on the bridge ramp from Port Jersey Boulevard to the Toll Plaza.
  • Pedestrian usage of the bridge for access to and from Port Jersey Boulevard continues to be prohibited. Please CLICK HERE for shuttle bus pamphlet.

Route 440 and Pulaski Street Intersection / Jughandle

  • The southbound Route 440 Jughandle at Pulaski Street has been reduced to a single lane. Deep sewer construction continues.
  • Utility relocation work will continue on Pulaski Street at Route 440. This work will be supported by Bayonne and Jersey City Police.

Ramp Area East of Route 440

  • Ground improvement work in advance of new ramp construction continues.
  • Deep sewer relocation work will continue.
2016 NASCAR Schedule, Track Links and Area Lodging

2016 NASCAR Schedule, Track Links and Area Lodging

With the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series only a few weeks away, The I-95 Exit Guide has just published it’s annual NASCAR schedule feature.

The new section lists the 2016 NASCAR schedule with links to the individual track websites. The feature also includes information on lodging near each track as well as in the immediate area.

You can find the 2016 NASCAR Schedule feature at www.i95exitguide.com/nascar-weekends/.

The Myrtle Beach Area Announces New Developments For 2016

The Myrtle Beach Area Announces New Developments For 2016

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina continues to rank as one of the fastest-growing family and vacation destinations in the nation attracting annually more than 17 million visitors. Myrtle Beach also continues to prove that it’s worthy of the moniker “The Grand Strand,” receiving several recent accolades including being named one of the Best East Coast Beaches by TravelChannel.com, a Top 10 East Coast Beach Making a Splash by Tripadvisor and one of the Top 10 Beach Destinations in the U.S. for Honeymooners by Tripping.com.

This year visitors to the Myrtle Beach area will see additional events, new restaurants and hotels.The following are a just a few of the latest tourism developments in the region.

Attractions:

Brookgreen Gardens Gets New LEGOS ® Bricks Sculpture Exhibit
Brookgreen Gardens will host 12 larger-than-life LEGO® brick sculpture installations in its Native Wildlife Zoo from April 8 – September 5, 2016. Created by Sean Kenney, renowned artist and children’s author, “Nature Connects” is an award-winning exhibit currently touring the country. Made from almost 400,000 LEGO® bricks, the sculptures bring nature to life with a 6-foot tall hummingbird hovering over a trumpet flower, a deer family made from 48,000 bricks, a giant tortoise, a 7-foot long giant dragonfly, and more. The exhibit will be open daily and is included in garden admission. For more information, visit www.Brookgreen.org.

Extreme Trampoline Sports Center is Myrtle Beach’s first indoor trampoline park, opening in February 2016. It will feature 20,000 square-feet of bouncy canvas designed to host numerous sports and fitness activities. It will include a traditional open trampoline field, a trampoline dodge ball stadium, slack lines, basketball hoops, flying trapeze, a ninja warrior aerial obstacle course and Olympic size foam pits with 50,000 cubes of foam. It will join the XGym facility at the sports mall on George Bishop Parkway in Myrtle Beach. For more information, visit www.circustrix.com.

Events:

The Carolina Country Music Festival is returning for a second year to Myrtle Beach with new acts June 10-12, 2016. Artists that have so far been announced are Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Cole Swindell, Katie Ballerini and many others. This three-day festival typically features over 30 of the industry’s biggest stars, including national recording artists. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.carolinacountrymusicfest.com.

The inaugural Myrtle Beach Highland Games & Heritage Festival will take place March 18-19, 2016 at the Grand Park inside the Market Common District in Myrtle Beach. The games will feature displays of strength through a caber throw, hammer throw, weight throw and more. It will also feature Irish, Scottish and American whiskey tasting, ales, authentic food, a Celtic Marketplace, Clan Village, live Scottish entertainment and Southeast champion bagpipe and drum bands. One element that will set these games apart from others is they will allow patrons to play eight different events, only at a lower weight level. For more information, visit www.myrtlebeachhighlandgames.com.

Surfside Beach First Official Autism Friendly Destination
Located just south of Myrtle Beach, the town of Surfside Beach signed a proclamation in January making them the first autism-friendly travel destination with support of the Champion Autism Network. The town is working to raise awareness with restaurants and other hospitality businesses to be understanding and accepting of families with autistic children. Also, other weekend events are being planned throughout the year like barbecues, play dates, fishing from the pier and movie nights for those with autism. For more information, visit http://championautismnetwork.com/autism-friendly-travel.

The Myrtle Beach area, popularly known as the Grand Strand, stretches from Little River to Pawleys Island, comprising 12 distinct cities along the South Carolina coast. Home to 60 miles of sandy beaches, an assortment of entertainment and family attractions, Southern hospitality and world-class golf, the Myrtle Beach area presents the quintessential vacation experience.

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I-75 Lane Closures in Gainesville Florida Area This Week

I-75 Lane Closures in Gainesville Florida Area This Week

The Florida Department of Transportation is reporting the following lane closures on I-74 in the Gainesville area:

Up to two lanes closed nightly in each direction through Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. just north of Archer Road (Exit 384) for construction of the Celebration Pointe (Southwest 30th Avenue) overpass.

Daytime southbound lane closures and emergency lane closures through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from north of U.S. 441 to the Columbia County line for resurfacing.

Nighttime northbound lane closures through Thursday from 8:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. from south of Northwest 39th Avenue (Exit 390) to north of U.S. 441 (Exit 399) in Alachua for resurfacing. Also, daytime closures of the emergency lanes through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for median work.

New lane shifts at the Santa Fe River Bridge at the Alachua/Columbia County line for bridge work.

Daytime northbound lane closures of- the emergency lane north of Archer Road (State Road 24) to the Columbia County line to install fiber optic and pull boxes along the shoulders.


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Bridge Work Requires Interstate 75 Lane and Ramp Closures in Ohio

Bridge Work Requires Interstate 75 Lane and Ramp Closures in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Transportation is reporting that bridge work requires lane and ramp closures on Interstate 75 at State Route 562 this week.

Single lane closures on southbound I-75 at SR 562 beginning at 8 p.m., followed by double lane closures at 11 p.m. each night Wednesday, Jan. 27 through Friday, Jan. 29, will all lanes reopen by 5 a.m. the following day. The ramp from SR 562 to southbound I-75 will also be closed from 9 p.m. until 6 a.m. Wednesday through Friday.

All work is weather dependent. Arrow boards and/or signs will be in place prior to the work zone to alert motorists of the upcoming lane and ramp closures.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone.


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