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.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the awarding of 12 Airport Improvement Program grants totaling more than $4.8 million in state funds to support airport safety and improvement projects. These grants, which leverage federal funding and airport contributions, will support a total of $31.4 million worth of work.

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced $30.1 million in grants as part of the Local Freight Impact Fund program that help counties and municipalities provide for the safe movement of large truck traffic. "These Local Freight Impact Fund grants allow counties and municipalities to make critical improvements to truck routes that are essential to keeping our regional economy thriving," NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti said.

The Murphy Administration announced a change in the New Jersey Department of Transportation's (NJDOT) Municipal Aid Grant cycle to better help municipalities plan and construct important infrastructure projects. In addition, NJDOT is creating a Local Aid Resource Center to support local public agencies, fulfilling a pledge to offer proactive assistance.

The Murphy Administration recently announced that the New Jersey Transportation Infrastructure Bank is now offering low interest loans to municipalities and counties to reduce the overall cost of local transportation projects. New Jersey's first transportation loan program, the Transportation Infrastructure Bank (NJTIB) is a partnership between the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) and the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (I-Bank).

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the Route 1 congestion relief project utilizing the shoulder as a travel lane during peak travel times in South Brunswick has cut commuting times by 50 percent and relieved congestion through the area.

New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials have announced the section of what is now I-95 in New Jersey from the Scudder Falls Bridge over the Delaware River to the Route 1 Interchange in Mercer County will be redesignated as I-295 in early 2018.

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) Governor-elect Phil Murphy said a primary goal of his newly named head of transportation is to fix embattled New Jersey Transit, which he called “a national disgrace.”The Democrat announced Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti as his choice for transportation commissioner.

Work on the third contract of the New Jersey Department of Transportation's Direct Connection project has begun, inching the massive job just a bit closer to its projected 2024 completion. The $900 million project is designed to improve safety and reduce traffic congestion at the intersection of I-295, I-76, and Route 42.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation has announced the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) as one of the year's nine National Roadway Safety Award winners, which represent noteworthy examples of innovation in highway safety.