Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Office of Sen. James Holzapfel working to get answers from Turnpike Authority
Before Jerry Roselli put a 12 foot fence up along the back of his property on Todd Road in Toms River, he could not hear his wife call out to him while he was working in the backyard. In Brick, some residents have to hold family parties in their front yards. These are some of the issues homeowners are facing as the expansion of the Garden State Parkway continues. The project was said to increase shoulder width, remove obstructions, improve sight distance and reconstruct the roadway between mile markers 83 and 100 in both directions. “I literally now live on the parkway,” Margie McMahon of Parkway Drive in Brick said following a meeting with a representative from the office of Sen. James Holzapfel and Assemblymen Dave Wolfe and Greg …
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Detours will be in place from Monday, March 25 through Thursday, March 28
Route 571 again will be closed during overnight hours beginning Monday as work is done to the Garden State Parkway overpass. Also known as Indian Hill Road, the section of Route 571 that meets the Parkway overpass will be closed from 7:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. from Monday, March 25 through Thursday, March 28, according to the township. The township advises residents to follow detours. Overnight construction was scheduled to help minimize the impact to motorists, according to the township. This area was last closed for overnight Parkway construction in late-February. A map showing the construction area is posted to this article.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Station will be closed until mid-May, officials said Monday
If you’re used to filling up your tank at the Monmouth service area of the Garden State Parkway, you’re going to have to alter your plans for the next couple of months, officials said. Sunoco, which operates gas stations on the parkway, has shut down the facility just north of Exit 98 in Wall while it upgrades the facility, officials said. The work is similar to that done at the Cheesequake, Atlantic City and Forked River service areas, said Tom Feeney, New Jersey Turnpike Authority spokesman. The work at the Monmouth service area is expected to be complete by mid-May, Feeney said. Only the fuel service will be affected. The rest of the service area will operate as normal, Feeny said. During that time, the nearest open gas station on the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Trees near exit 90 cleared as $75 million project gets underway
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- Daniel Nee
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Motorists travelling northbound to Brick on the Garden State Parkway have seen a different landscape emerge at exit 90 over the past week. State transportation officials said the clearing of trees and brush at the exit is part of a planned $75 million improvement project that will restore the shoulders, reconstruct bridges and make other safety improvements between mileposts 90.5 and 93.5 on the state toll road. A contract was awarded in August for the work. Midlantic Construction LLC of Barnegat, the lowest of five bidders, will lead the project. All lanes will be widened to 12 feet, and 12 foot shoulders will be constructed on both sides of the roadway along the entire construction area. The lanes and shoulders will conform with current …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Parkway crash results in one motorist being sent to Neptune hospital
A car accident involving two motorists late last night on the Garden State Parkway has sent one of them to Jersey Shore University Medical Center, according to authorities. At approximately 12:30 a.m., a black BMW being driven by Geraldine Hennicke was involved in a collision with a bronze Chevrolet being driven by Omar Randolph, on the southbound side of the Garden State Parkway at mile marker 91.5, said Sgt. Brian Polite, a public information officer for the New Jersey State Police. “At that time, the vehicle being driven by Ms. Hennicke went to the left shoulder of the road, and no injuries were sustained by her, or her two passengers, Bridget Hennicke and Miranda Malaguias,” Polite explained. After the collision, the vehicle being …
Friday, July 27, 2012
The troopers have been criminally charged in connection with the March 2012 incident.
Two New Jersey state troopers accused of leading a high-speed escort on the Garden State Parkway for a fleet of luxury cars have been criminally charged, the New Jersey Attorney General’s Office announced. The New Jersey State Police (NJSP) received complaints regarding the March 2012 caravan to Atlantic City, and the troopers were subsequently suspended without pay in April. In a press conference in Trenton on Friday, Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa said the troopers who conducted the unauthorized escort "turned our highway into a virtual speedway." "What they did was absolutely wrong," he said. An investigation by the Division of Criminal Justice into the incident found that the troopers, Sgt. First Class Nadir Nassry, 47, and Trooper…
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Awaiting details on morning accident
A Toms River woman, the sole occupant of a blue Hyundai Santa Fe that went off the roadway of the northbound Garden State Parkway Tuesday morning, died from her injuries, state police said. Claire Baier, 56, was declared deceased at the scene, police said. There were some witnesses to the accident, who told police the vehicle "slowly drifted off the roadway," said State Police Sgt. Stephen Jones. The vehicle hit a guard rail before it flipped over into a wooded area, Jones said. Residual traffic delays from the 8:30 a.m. accident lasted through into the afternoon.
Friday, June 29, 2012
Lomell Lane will connect Route 571 to 166, and parkway north and south
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Right southbound lane near milemarker 89 closed
A motor vehicle accident has the right lane blocked on the southbound side of the Garden State Parkway near milemarker 89 in Lakewood Township, according to nj511.org and news outlets. The accident occurred at approximately 2:04 p.m., according to nj511.org. News outlets were still reporting delays at 3 p.m. No further information was immediately available.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Paramus man killed in first crash; second crash 11 minutes later a mile farther north sends driver to hospital
A 27-year-old from Paramus was killed and a 23-year-old from Neptune was charged with drunken driving after two unrelated crashes on the northbound Garden State Parkway minutes apart Saturday morning, state police said. The first accident, at mile marker 86.2, occurred about 7 a.m., when the 2003 Toyota Corolla left the road and crashed, killing Jeffrey Rosenberg of Paramus, according to N.J. State Trooper Christopher Kay. “A preliminary investigation revealed that the driver lost of control of the vehicle and ran off the left side of the roadway, overcorrected (a turn back to the right), spun around clockwise and then left the right side of the roadway. At that point, the car overturned and went into a grass embankment, striking a tree,” …