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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4175 on: September 23, 2021, 11:43:02 PM »

How feasible would it be to introduce variable pricing across the turnpike?

The have a very basic form of variable pricing.  EZ Pass off-peak for EZ Pass NJ account holders save roughly 20% or so.  Peak hours are 7-9am, 4-6pm and weekends.

The concept of more variable pricing was discussed in the past, but I think the Turnpike didn't want to push too much on the idea.

It would give accurate pricing signals that would guide expansion projects.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4176 on: September 30, 2021, 11:56:00 PM »

Looking through the NJTA website, I noticed the exit 4-1 widening project is published in the capitol projects list:

https://www.njta.com/our-projects/new-jersey-turnpike

I wonder why they are waiting until 2025 to start construction.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4177 on: October 01, 2021, 12:05:19 AM »

Looking through the NJTA website, I noticed the exit 4-1 widening project is published in the capitol projects list:

https://www.njta.com/our-projects/new-jersey-turnpike

I wonder why they are waiting until 2025 to start construction.

A little surprised that this is the first I'm hearing about a replacement of the Newark Bay Bridge, but I guess its still at least 5 years before they start that work, so maybe not.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4178 on: October 01, 2021, 12:36:00 AM »

Looking through the NJTA website, I noticed the exit 4-1 widening project is published in the capitol projects list:

https://www.njta.com/our-projects/new-jersey-turnpike

I wonder why they are waiting until 2025 to start construction.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4179 on: October 01, 2021, 01:19:26 AM »

Looking through the NJTA website, I noticed the exit 4-1 widening project is published in the capitol projects list:

https://www.njta.com/our-projects/new-jersey-turnpike

I wonder why they are waiting until 2025 to start construction.

A little surprised that this is the first I'm hearing about a replacement of the Newark Bay Bridge, but I guess its still at least 5 years before they start that work, so maybe not.

It's been in their long term plans for a while. They want to make the NBHCE 3 lanes each direction between the mainline and 14C, plus add an aux lane eastbound to allow traffic exiting at 14A to have a place to queue up without spilling onto the main road. The bridge will need to be replaced to make that a reality.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4180 on: October 01, 2021, 02:26:33 AM »

Looking through the NJTA website, I noticed the exit 4-1 widening project is published in the capitol projects list:

https://www.njta.com/our-projects/new-jersey-turnpike

I wonder why they are waiting until 2025 to start construction.

A little surprised that this is the first I'm hearing about a replacement of the Newark Bay Bridge, but I guess its still at least 5 years before they start that work, so maybe not.

It's been in their long term plans for a while. They want to make the NBHCE 3 lanes each direction between the mainline and 14C, plus add an aux lane eastbound to allow traffic exiting at 14A to have a place to queue up without spilling onto the main road. The bridge will need to be replaced to make that a reality.

Well, naturally. Though they could twin it if they thought it was more cost effective. I'm guessing not.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4181 on: October 01, 2021, 11:24:46 AM »

Looking through the NJTA website, I noticed the exit 4-1 widening project is published in the capitol projects list:

https://www.njta.com/our-projects/new-jersey-turnpike

I wonder why they are waiting until 2025 to start construction.

A little surprised that this is the first I'm hearing about a replacement of the Newark Bay Bridge, but I guess its still at least 5 years before they start that work, so maybe not.

It's been in their long term plans for a while. They want to make the NBHCE 3 lanes each direction between the mainline and 14C, plus add an aux lane eastbound to allow traffic exiting at 14A to have a place to queue up without spilling onto the main road. The bridge will need to be replaced to make that a reality.

Well, naturally. Though they could twin it if they thought it was more cost effective. I'm guessing not.

I imagine that they decided that the cost to build a second bridge and then rehab the original was higher than just building a new bridge that handles both directions of traffic.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4182 on: October 01, 2021, 04:07:07 PM »

Looking through the NJTA website, I noticed the exit 4-1 widening project is published in the capitol projects list:

https://www.njta.com/our-projects/new-jersey-turnpike

I wonder why they are waiting until 2025 to start construction.

A little surprised that this is the first I'm hearing about a replacement of the Newark Bay Bridge, but I guess its still at least 5 years before they start that work, so maybe not.

It's been in their long term plans for a while. They want to make the NBHCE 3 lanes each direction between the mainline and 14C, plus add an aux lane eastbound to allow traffic exiting at 14A to have a place to queue up without spilling onto the main road. The bridge will need to be replaced to make that a reality.

Well, naturally. Though they could twin it if they thought it was more cost effective. I'm guessing not.

I imagine that they decided that the cost to build a second bridge and then rehab the original was higher than just building a new bridge that handles both directions of traffic.

Then again, recent past experience of rehabbing bridges in the region haven't worked out as cost-effectively as first thought.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4183 on: October 01, 2021, 09:02:16 PM »

Looking through the NJTA website, I noticed the exit 4-1 widening project is published in the capitol projects list:

https://www.njta.com/our-projects/new-jersey-turnpike

I wonder why they are waiting until 2025 to start construction.

A little surprised that this is the first I'm hearing about a replacement of the Newark Bay Bridge, but I guess its still at least 5 years before they start that work, so maybe not.

It's been in their long term plans for a while. They want to make the NBHCE 3 lanes each direction between the mainline and 14C, plus add an aux lane eastbound to allow traffic exiting at 14A to have a place to queue up without spilling onto the main road. The bridge will need to be replaced to make that a reality.

Well, naturally. Though they could twin it if they thought it was more cost effective. I'm guessing not.

I imagine that they decided that the cost to build a second bridge and then rehab the original was higher than just building a new bridge that handles both directions of traffic.
Or building 1 new and then replacing existing. I don't know if they've decided on the final structural design.

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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4184 on: October 04, 2021, 10:11:55 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/xXA3nAaYpP8AnG2L9
I see New York is used here on I-78 west for I-95 and The Turnpike Mainline. Considering you just left New York it seems odd to use it coming from this direction.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4185 on: October 04, 2021, 10:13:55 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/xXA3nAaYpP8AnG2L9
I see New York is used here on I-78 west FDOT I-95 and The Turnpike Mainline. Considering you just left New York it seems odd to use it coming from this direction.
Itís also in contradiction to what is used on the mainline in this area, which is either GWB or nothing.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4186 on: October 04, 2021, 10:17:23 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/xXA3nAaYpP8AnG2L9
I see New York is used here on I-78 west FDOT I-95 and The Turnpike Mainline. Considering you just left New York it seems odd to use it coming from this direction.
Itís also in contradiction to what is used on the mainline in this area, which is either GWB or nothing.

Exactly.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4187 on: October 04, 2021, 11:54:40 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/xXA3nAaYpP8AnG2L9
I see New York is used here on I-78 west for I-95 and The Turnpike Mainline. Considering you just left New York it seems odd to use it coming from this direction.

Not guaranteed.  There are several ramps - and intersections - one could have entered I-78 before this point without having been in NYC.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4188 on: October 04, 2021, 08:31:10 PM »

What would you guys have them sign the NJT northbound at this location? Maybe Teaneck or Fort Lee?
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« Reply #4189 on: October 04, 2021, 10:23:34 PM »

What would you guys have them sign the NJT northbound at this location? Maybe Teaneck or Fort Lee?

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« Reply #4190 on: October 04, 2021, 10:30:48 PM »

The Turnpike doesn't go to Paterson.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4191 on: October 04, 2021, 10:42:08 PM »

New York is fine. Everybody knows that itís an indicator of direction of the road that is easily recognizable. Donít overthink it.
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« Reply #4192 on: October 04, 2021, 10:58:22 PM »

Egads, are we really discussing control cities again in this thread?
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« Reply #4193 on: October 04, 2021, 11:25:36 PM »

What would you guys have them sign the NJT northbound at this location? Maybe Teaneck or Fort Lee?
Fort Lee is used at 19W
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« Reply #4194 on: October 05, 2021, 02:41:33 PM »

New York is fine but odd at this location is what I was implying. Not to debate control cities, though I can imagine itís awkward to find the ideal city north of that intersection. Eastbound itís blank to avoid confusion with I-78 going to New York, but a suggestion EB would be to use Midtown and sign Downtown for the Newark Bay Extension.

The MUTCD screwed up everything saying itís a mortal sin to use bridges and tunnels on guide Ignacio as control points.
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« Reply #4195 on: October 11, 2021, 08:34:57 PM »

On a different subject, does anyone know the current status of the Thomas Edison Service Area? (In Woodbridge, southbound at MP 92.9) Looking at the NJTA website, the list of service areas indicates that it's open, but the map doesn't even show a service area at that location, except for the one on the northbound side. Anyone know which is correct? I'm surprised at such an inconsistency on the Turnpike Authority's website.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4196 on: October 11, 2021, 09:08:12 PM »


The MUTCD screwed up everything saying itís a mortal sin to use bridges and tunnels on guide Ignacio as control points.

You're not the only person who believes this, but I wonder why this belief is so widespread. The MUTCD does not say that bridges and tunnels should/must not be used on guide signs.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4197 on: October 11, 2021, 10:44:15 PM »

One other thing to consider is that generally, you only see evidence of the suburbs where they were built before or shortly after the Turnpike was. Newer suburbs deliberately are built out of view for the most part,  since most people donít like to live near a superhighway.
I'd like to live next to a superhighway.
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TBH background noise doesn't really bother me.
same thing with me and train tracks. i've slept through all sorts of railroad noises when i was sleeping in my car in wyoming... didn't faze me in the least.
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Re: New Jersey Turnpike
« Reply #4198 on: October 11, 2021, 11:21:54 PM »

One other thing to consider is that generally, you only see evidence of the suburbs where they were built before or shortly after the Turnpike was. Newer suburbs deliberately are built out of view for the most part,  since most people donít like to live near a superhighway.
I'd like to live next to a superhighway.
My friend, the housing market will be very kind to you.
TBH background noise doesn't really bother me.
same thing with me and train tracks. i've slept through all sorts of railroad noises when i was sleeping in my car in wyoming... didn't faze me in the least.


I am in the flight path of our local airport and about Ĺ mile from a fairly busy cross state railroad.  Like you, I can sleep through the noise, but dreams about watching trains go by happens more times than not most nights.
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« Reply #4199 on: October 19, 2021, 05:36:05 PM »

New York is fine but odd at this location is what I was implying. Not to debate control cities, though I can imagine itís awkward to find the ideal city north of that intersection. Eastbound itís blank to avoid confusion with I-78 going to New York, but a suggestion EB would be to use Midtown and sign Downtown for the Newark Bay Extension.

The MUTCD screwed up everything saying itís a mortal sin to use bridges and tunnels on guide Ignacio as control points.

Such is true, in the NYC area, the bridges make real sense as controls becasue they are landmarks in their own right and mark the points of division between different jurisdictions.  It is a city of islands and the bridges/tunnels are key connections.

That being said, from NJ, there are good substitutes for the bridges that can be used.

Staten Island in place of Outerbridge crossing, Goethals Bridge, or Bayonne Bridge
Lower Manhattan in place of Holland Tunnel
Midtown Manhattan in place of Lincoln Tunnel
Upper Manhattan in place of GWB

"New York" is not a good control to be used from exit 14 northward, from any vantage point.  Arguably, heading east on I-78 or staying north on I-95 can both get you to New York.  Using Lower Manhattan for i-78 east and Upper Manhttan for I-95 north helps to distinguish between the two locations.

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