TRENTON—State Department of Transportation Commissioner Stephen Dilts announced Friday that work to re-engineer the I-78 eastbound ramp to the Garden State Parkway Union Toll Plaza is complete, noting that the work is among many improvements in recent years to benefit motorists along the busy corridor.
NJDOT had partially closed the ramp over the past month to reduce the ramp’s height as part of a larger project in the vicinity.
I-78 accommodates more than 145,000 automobile trips each weekday.
“From repaving local and express lanes to providing real-time travel alerts, we have made significant investments in the past several years along Interstate-78 for motorists who rely on this major east-west artery,” said Dilts.
NJDOT continues progress on a $149 million rehabilitation project that will improve traffic flow at the Garden State Parkway interchange with I-78, where two new ramps will be constructed from the Garden State Parkway northbound to I-78 westbound and from the Garden State Parkway southbound to I-78 eastbound. The project is designed to reduce congestion by creating more direct and convenient travel patterns.
The new flyover ramp from the Garden State Parkway northbound to I-78 westbound is nearing completion and will open later this month on a date NJDOT will announce soon.
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