Port Authority approves planning for new Outerbridge Crossing

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The Port Authority has approved a $9.2 million planning authorization for the Outerbridge Crossing — the first step in the replacement of the 89-year-old span. The recently approved planning authorization will result in a detailed condition assessment, a life cost analysis and a traffic demand analysis for the bridge. Once these assessments are complete, the Port Authority will be able to provide a timeline for the preliminary engineering and environmental review process.

Read the full article here: http://www.silive.com/news/2018/04/port_authority_approves_planni.html

 

“GOODBYE I-95, HELLO I-295: Interstate redesignation project gets underway in Bucks County

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Periodic short-term lane closures are planned on several state highways in Bucks and Philadelphia counties for sign installations as part of the I-95/I-295 Redesignation Project now underway in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The approved redesignation includes the conversion of about 20 miles of I‐95 from north of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, over the Scudder Falls Bridge into New Jersey and to its existing terminus at U.S. 1/Interstate 295 in New Jersey. In Pennsylvania, this will require 10.4 miles of I-95 in Bucks County, from the Pennsylvania Turnpike to the Scudder Falls Bridge, to be redesignated as I-295 East (toward New Jersey) and I-295 West (toward Philadelphia).

Read the full article here: http://www.buckslocalnews.com/news/goodbye-i–hello-i–interstate-redesignation-project-gets/article_09dd3566-c477-5fcf-9f10-09246ec06c9f.html

We finally have an actual timeframe for the reopening of the Pulaski Skyway. Maybe

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The Skyway is now scheduled to reopen to all traffic in the late spring, said Stephen Schapiro, a spokesman for the State Department of Transportation. A list of work has to be completed first, including laying the final coat of pavement on bridge decks and painting lines on the road, he said.

Read the full article here: http://www.nj.com/traffic/index.ssf/2018/03/is_the_pulaski_skyway_absolutely_positively_really.html

March 15th Meeting Photos

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The March 15th meeting was held at  Snuffy’s Restaurant.

Some photos from the meeting…

ASHE NCNJ & SNJ Project of the Year

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As in previous years, ASHE NC-NJ is teaming with ASHE SNJ for the Project of the Year Awards.  Applications are now being accepted for 2018.

To be eligible, a project must be located in New Jersey, have been completed in 2015, 2016, or 2017, and have not previously won the ASHE Project of the Year.

Applications are due by Friday, March 16, 2018. The awards will be presented on April 11th, 2018 at the Cranbury Inn in Cranbury, NJ.

Application: ASHE 2018 POTY Instruction-Application

N.Y. Agrees To Remove Controversial ‘I Love NY’ Highway Signs

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The Cuomo administration has agreed to remove and replace hundreds of the highway signs after federal officials threatened to withhold $14 million in funding.

State officials said Friday they will install new signs this summer and will consult with the federal government on the designs. They stopped short of admitting defeat in the fight with federal officials, however, saying new signs are needed anyway for a new tourism campaign.

Read the full article here: http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2018/02/02/i-love-ny-signs-coming-down/

Congestion Pricing’ Is A Likely Option If Connecticut Adds Tolls

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Connecticut’s most likely option for using tolls to help fund transportation projects involves a “congestion pricing” system that charges drivers more during rush hours and less at off-peak times, according to a top state official.

The state could bring in as much as $750 million a year in toll revenue using congestion pricing, according to Transportation Commissioner James Redeker. But he warned a state commission last month that it would involve “tolling every interstate and limited access [highway] and some other state roads.”

The only way to achieve that level of revenue would be to put tolls on state roads, including routes 2, 8, 9 and the Merritt Parkway, Redeker said at a December hearing of the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth.

Read the full article here: http://www.courant.com/politics/hc-pol-toll-congestion-pricing-20180202-story.html

January 11th Meeting Photos

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The January 11th meeting was held at  Snuffy’s Restaurant.

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New Jersey Town Aims to Keep App-Guided Outsiders Off Its Streets

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Monday was Day 1 of this borough’s unusual response to a deluge of traffic from navigation apps, and change was in the air.

Perhaps it was the scores of “Do Not Enter” signs newly placed at the foot of streets across the borough, with the affected hours, and a small indication that residents are exempt. Or the 3,000 yellow tags that now hang in residents’ vehicles, allowing local police to tell with a quick glance whether a vehicle is from out of town.

Or maybe it was just the handful of news helicopters that hovered above the borough at 5:45 a.m., ready to document what Leonia had wrought by instituting a near-total ban on out-of-town motorists on its streets during the morning and afternoon rush hours.

Read the full article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/22/nyregion/leonia-gps-navigation-apps.html