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.