2011 Top 10 Roads - No. 8

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I-78 & GARDEN STATE PARKWAY INTERCHANGE 142 PROJECT

 

PROJECT: I-78 & Garden State Parkway Interchange 142 Project 
LOCATION: Union and Hillside counties, N.J.
COST: $165 million
LENGTH: 1 mile
DESIGNER: Gannett Fleming Inc.
CONTRACTOR: Union Paving and Construction Co.
OWNER: N.J. DOT/N.J. Turnpike Authority
 
You could pick every element of this Garden project to serve as a centerpiece. It ful?lled the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s initiative to construct two new ? yover ramps that would provide connectivity for missing movements while increasing safety and operations at the interchange with sight distance, wider ramp geometry and increased weaving distance enhancements. New ramps will eliminate approximately 1,200 vehicles per hour from making a 2-mile U-turn.

 

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