LINDEN – The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will undertake a planning study for the I-278 Interchange Ramps Project.
Linden Mayor Richard Gerbounka thanked Gov. Chris Christie for supporting the project, which would lead to the construction of a ramp connecting I-278 West and Route 1&9 North. The so-called “missing link” could relieve congestion on the New Jersey side of the Goethals Bridge and take as many as 1,500 cars and trucks per day off of local roads.
Gerbounka said, “it’s a pleasure to have Gov. Christie listen to the needs of the residents of the City of Linden and make things happen. I also would be remiss if I didn’t thank Executive Director Patrick J. Foye and Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey along with New Jersey’s Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson for all their efforts.”
In a letter to Port Authority Chairman David Sampson, Christie said, “This project is important for improving the quality of life for local New Jersey residents, as well as fostering continued economic development in the region.”