New Jersey Department of Transportation

Construction of the new Hackensack River bridge linking Jersey City and Kearny, N.J., via New Jersey Route 7 has taken a big step forward with the recent and long-awaited installation of the lift span deck. The new structure, which will replace the existing 90-year-old Wittpenn Bridge, was supposed to begin carrying traffic last year, but a harsh winter in 2018 and additional time needed to put in place mechanisms to raise the bridge caused delays, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT).

Completion of the long-awaited U.S. Highway 206/Peter J. Biondi Bypass will be delayed until spring, 2021, while the state's Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is expected to begin preliminary work on the widening of the state highway in the vicinity of Camplain Road and the nearby Norfolk Southern railroad trestle.

Warren County, N.J., freeholders on Sept. 23 voted to support Knowlton Township's request to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) for an s-curve safety, mobility and congestion transportation problem statement for a section of Interstate 80 that winds through the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Construction of the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) $180 million, I-295/Route 42 Missing Moves project began on March 20 when crews from South State Inc. arrived on the work site between I-295 and Route 42 in the Borough of Bellmawr in Camden County.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy joined public and private officials Sept. 15 at a ceremonial groundbreaking on the $595 million Raritan River Bridge replacement project. The event marked the beginning of construction to replace the existing swing-span bridge, known as River Draw, which was damaged during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and has experienced recurring maintenance issues.

Motorists and equipment operators in the Garden State will have to pay more at the pump by October, as New Jersey will hike its gasoline tax to try to recoup revenue lost from lower demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. New Jersey's Department of the Treasury announced Aug.

The state of New Jersey is seeking public input on a proposed $95 million enterprise it said will improve traffic flow by creating a junction between a heavily congested portion of Route 15 and Interstate 80 in Morris County. Dubbed the I-80/Route 15 Interchange Improvements project, a portion of the large-scale roadway effort will be located in Rockaway Township, Wharton and Dover.

Construction on the long-awaited Route 7/Wittpen Bridge in Jersey City should conclude in 2022, according to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), which is overseeing the project. But the agency also said vehicle traffic could be moving over the bridge as early as next year.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced June 19 that the Portal North Bridge replacement — a key component of the broader Gateway Project that includes building a new trans-Hudson rail tunnel — has officially moved forward into the engineering phase of the program.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation's $90.3 million state-funded project to rehabilitate the 82-year-old nine-span Route 495 viaduct in North Bergen continues toward completion, the agency reported June 15. Route 495 itself is an important 3.45-mi.-long, divided urban freeway in Hudson County that connects the New Jersey Turnpike to the Lincoln Tunnel.

Motorists that have long had to endure mind-numbing traffic delays as they pass through a multi-highway interchange near Camden, N.J., are now witnessing a noticeable difference along the major roadway system. To alleviate the gridlock, NJDOT awarded the first of four separate construction contracts in March 2013 to reconfigure and improve the I-295/I-76/NJ Route 42 intersections in the townships of Bellmawr, Mt.