MILESTONE IN TURNPIKE WIDENING: The widening of the New Jersey Turnpike between Interchanges 6 and 9 reached a milestone the weekend of May 17-18, 2014 when the newly constructed lanes in each direction opened to traffic for the first time.
The switch from the existing inner roadway to the newly constructed outer roadway took place on the northbound side overnight Saturday into Sunday and on the southbound side overnight Sunday into Monday.
The inner roadways are now closed to traffic for six months for resurfacing and repairs. The $2.3 billion widening - the largest widening in the 62-year history of the Turnpike Authority - is adding three outer lanes in each direction between Interchanges 6 and 8A and one outer lane in each direction between Interchanges 8A and 9. The full project, which remains on time and on budget, is scheduled to be completed by Thanksgiving.
Please continue to check this website to stay informed of its progress.