NJDOT gets revved up after road improvement plans are accelerated

Kimberly Adams
December 19, 2018 - 8:52 pm



NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) -- If you travel in New Jersey parts of your drive should get a lot smoother next year.

New Jersey travelers should expect their ride to get a bit smoother as the Garden State’s transportation department has accelerated contract awards and construction plans.

"DOT's paving a great success for 2019,” said NJDOT’s Mairin Bellack.

She says she is revved up about the announcement of their major transportation infrastructure investment plan.

More than $1.1 billion in construction contracts will look to improved bridge decks on the Garden State Parkway, and repaving projects throughout South Jersey.  

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Bellack says it's hoped that this project will send a message to the community.  

"We are increasing value to their tax dollars,” she said. “It also tells the business community that New Jersey is open for business."

Turnpike bridges in Camden and Burlington Counties will be lengthened to prepare for the future widening of the southern portion of the busy highway.

Officials also say 25 new message signs will be added along the parkway and turnpike, and the work could begin next spring.