NJDOT Will Suspend Road Construction For Thanksgiving Weekend

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TRENTON — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner James Simpson today issued safety announcements in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, including the suspension of all planned roadway construction activity.

To accommodate the anticipated additional traffic, at 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, NJDOT will suspend all construction work that affects travel lanes on state highways. NJDOT will continue the suspension until noon on Monday, Nov. 26. NJDOT will permit lane closures for emergencies only.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Route 35 in Ocean County remains an active construction zone from Bay Head to the southern terminus at Island Beach State Park. Access continues to be controlled by local law enforcement.

“We urge motorists to exercise caution on the state’s roads and to allow extra time to ensure safe travel to their destinations,” Simpson said.

NJDOT provides real time traffic information and images along with emergency roadway information and construction schedule updates at www.511nj.org. Motorists can also call 511 anytime for personalized real-time traffic information.

Drivers are encouraged to call the following numbers for roadside assistance or to report a disabled vehicle, roadside debris or other problems:

  • On the Turnpike, call #95.
  • On the Parkway, call #GSP (#477).
  • On the Atlantic City Expressway, call #ACE (#223).
  • To report aggressive driving on any road, call #77.

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