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Remaining Brick Parkway Entrances, Exits Will Open in August

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A yet-to-be-opened entrance to the Garden State Parkway at interchange 91 in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A yet-to-be-opened entrance to the Garden State Parkway at interchange 91 in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

The entrances and exists, as well as traffic signals, that remain inactive at Garden State Parkway interchange 91 will be open in two phases in August, officials said.

Two southbound entrances to the highway opened in May, but ever since, many residents have said work appeared to slow down, and the northbound exit lanes, as well as an additional entrance lane, have not opened.

“Within this week or next week, the traffic signals located at the new Burrsville Road entrance will begin to flash,” said Mayor John Ducey. “The new signal located at Lanes Mill will also begin to flash.”

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The signals will be turned on for about two weeks to get people used to the location of the new lights, then the remaining exit and entrance lanes will be opened.

“On or about Aug. 7, the new signals will be turned on and the Burrsville Road exit and Lanes Mill entry will open,” said Ducey.

Then, on Aug. 14, the rest of the entries will open. Once all of the entrance and exits are opened, roadwork – including repaving – will occur on Burrsville and other adjacent road, which have been torn up during the construction process.

A yet-to-be-opened entrance to the Garden State Parkway at interchange 91 in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)
A yet-to-be-opened entrance to the Garden State Parkway at interchange 91 in Brick. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Since the entrances opened in May, crews have remained busy, said Ocean County Engineer John Ernst.

“The contractor has been working on underground utilities, drainage improvements, traffic signals and road widening at various locations on the east side of the Parkway,” he said. “This week they plan to start paving the roadway and ramps.  As sections of roadways and ramps are completed, they will be open traffic.  All the roadways and ramps are anticipated to be completed and open to traffic by mid-August.”

The project is being led by Ocean County with a portion funded by the state.


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  • KaayC

    This mess is emblematic of the usual state of ineptitude – New Joisey!

  • Jack Mac

    The roads are terrible in area …traffic…and now the big build up it will make it easier and now delays terrible terrible!!!

  • shorekitten

    Work pretty much stopped after they opened the first half. But saw nothing going on the last few weeks. Today, I saw this and what do you know? They were working today. If they worked as quickly as they did the last three weeks in May and now, the whole thing could have been done in one year instead of three.

    • Jack Mac

      Stall delay till another project is on the board job security…

      • Michael ohara

        Job security are you for real like the workers control what project gets done and when. If you don’t see anyone they’re either on another site or unemployment. Don’t be ignorant.

      • Jack Mac

        Relax just taking to long area roads are a mess

  • Late Night Comedian

    Hundreds of millions of dollars and there will be no bike lanes or sidewalks .

  • Long time local

    I live near this area. Traffic conditions are better. I’m sure there’s plenty of behind the scenes work that has to be done.

    Does anyone remember when work on the parkway exit was shut down because of our lovely governor and the rest of the politicians?

    I’m skeptical as much as anyone when it comes to dealmaking in NJ. However, just because you don’t see activity doesn’t mean work isn’t being done.

    • Mac

      yeah, and it’s five o’clock somewhere too