The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced this week that it has suspended road construction projects throughout the state of New Jersey to promote safety and reduce congestion over the Easter holiday weekend.
Construction on travel lanes on New Jersey state highways will be suspended from 6 a.m. Saturday until noon on Monday, April 25.
“We are taking steps to minimize road construction impacts and are urging motorists to obey all rules of the road to help ensure safe and hassle-free travel over the Easter holiday weekend,” said Jim Simpson, the Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation.
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The NJDOT also pointed out some other highway safety initiatives to keep things safe in New Jersey this weekend. The NJDOT’s traffic Web site updates motorists on real-time traffic conditions on interstate highways, the New Jersey Turnpike, the Atlantic City Expressway and the Garden State Parkway.
The Statewide Traffic Management Center (STMC) also makes it easier for the NJDOT, New Jersey Turnpike Authority, and the New Jersey State Police to respond to accident.
With rain forecasted through the weekend it is doubtful many beach goers will be hitting up the ever popular Jersey Shore this Easter weekend, but it is still a good thing to know that the State of New Jersey is taking extra precautions to keep motorists safe.