New Jersey Turnpike

New Jersey Turnpike Newark Bay-Hudson County Extension as seen from Chopper 880 (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)  CLICK to enlarge

Assemblyman Calls Plan To Privatize N.J. Turnpike Tolls ‘Ludicrous’

Some lawmakers and toll collectors were less than enthused Tuesday with a plan by the News Jersey Turnpike Authority to privatize toll collections on the turnpike and the Garden State Parkway.

04/29/2014

Pulaski Skyway as seen from Chopper 880. The northbound lanes of the span will be closed for a 2-year bridge deck replacement project. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880) CLICK to enlarge

Commuters Survive First Real Test Of Pulaski Skyway Closure

The first weekday commute with the inbound Pulaski Skyway closed wasn’t much different from a normal Monday.

04/14/2014

Pulaski Skyway (credit: CBS 2)

First Rush Hour Of Pulaski Project Will Be Big Test For Many Commuters

The first day of the two-year closure of the inbound Pulaski Skyway arrived Saturday, though the real test of the new traffic patterns won’t come until Monday.

04/13/2014

Snow-Covered Road In Mahwah, New Jersey (credit: CBS 2)

Nor’easter Wallops New Jersey

Thursday’s nor’easter blanketed New Jersey, leaving many communities buried underneath more than a foot of snow.

02/13/2014

Jackie Lue-Raia's got to meet Gwendolyn Anderson, who received a kidney from Lue-Raia's mother. (Credit: CBS 2)

Family Of Organ Donor Meets Woman Saved By Donation

Jackie Lue-Raia’s mother was able to save the lives of three others through organ donation.

12/18/2013

Crash on New Jersey Turnpike Dec. 15, 2013 (Credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Freezing Rain, Ice Wreak Havoc On Roadways

Snow, ice and rain from Saturday’s storm have caused hazardous road conditions across the Tri-State area.

12/15/2013

New Jersey Turnpike (file / via Wikipedia)

N.J. Lawmaker Wants To Raise Turnpike, Parkway Speeds

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon said that he’s been consulting with traffic engineers and wants to introduce a bill that would increase the speed limits.

08/14/2013

N.J. Turnpike Marsh Rescue

Rescuers Work To Get Person Out Of Marsh Off N.J. Turnpike

A rescue operation was underway late Tuesday off the New Jersey Turnpike in Ridgefield.

07/09/2013

New Jersey Turnpike (file / via Wikipedia)

New Jersey Police Warn Of Carjackings By Fake Cops On Turnpike

New Jersey State Police don’t want the public to be alarmed, but they say there have been recent carjackings by people posing as undercover cops along the New Jersey Turnpike.

06/11/2013

Cars on approach to the Tappan Zee Bridge - May 24, 2013 (credit: New York State Thruway Authority)

AAA: Most People To Travel By Car For Memorial Day

34.8 million people are expected to travel more than 50 miles, but 31.2 million are expected on the roads, according to Robert Sinclair with AAA New York.

05/24/2013

Joanne Chesimard (credit: FBI)

FBI Adds Cop Killer Joanne Chesimard To Most Wanted Terrorist List

It was 40 years ago today that New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster was shot and killed along the New Jersey Turnpike. Joanne Chesimard was convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

05/02/2013

A brush fire burns Tuesday afternoon in the New Jersey Meadowlands. (credit: Steve Sandberg, 1010 WINS)

Carlstadt, Kearny & Ridgefield Deal With Brush Fires Burn Along NJ Turnpike

The fire could be seen Tuesday afternoon in the Meadowlands south of Exit 16W on the New Jersey Turnpike, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reported.

04/09/2013

The American Dream complex is seen from Chopper 880 - East Rutherford, NJ (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass)

Work To Resume Soon On American Dream Megamall In Meadowlands

After 10 years, the long-delayed retail and entertainment complex at New Jersey’s Meadowlands may finally be entering the homestretch.

03/07/2013

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Study: New Jersey Roads, Bridges Not As Bad As Assumed

The Reason Foundation found that the percentage of bridges across the country deemed deficient dropped from about 38 percent to about 24 percent nationally. In the Garden State, the percentage fell slightly, from 28.5 percent to 27.4 percent.

02/21/2013

A sign directing drivers to the New Jersey Turnpike - Ridgefield Park, NJ - May 5, 2008 - Photo: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880

Widening Work On New Jersey Turnpike Set To Be Done By Fall 2014

Frustrated commuters will be glad to hear the massive work to widen a stretch of New Jersey Turnpike is closer to its end than its start.

12/16/2012

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