RED BANK, NJ – TAPinto Red Bank took a look at the GSP 109 construction last week to see how’s it’s progressing.
Slowly, but surely.
The $10.89 million contract was awarded to Earle Asphalt by the NJ Turnpike Authority (NJTA) in July of 2018, and work began a few months later.
Late last summer underground fiber optic cable was installed allowing Earle to shore up both the south and north retaining walls on either side of the Newman Springs Road overpass. Pictured above: northbound entrance to GSP.
Timber and steel were placed on the next to the elevated roadway to prepare for the construction of the new ramp and bridge. Pictured below: south side of overpass.
The NJTA in their report states that, “The planned improvements include eliminating the existing eastbound jug handle at Half Mile Road and constructing an eastbound entrance loop ramp and bridge over Newman Springs Road to the northbound Parkway.”
A picture’s worth a 1,000 words. Click HERE for detailed map of the project.
Thomas Feeney, a Turnpike Authority spokesman previously said that the work is scheduled to be completed by spring 2020. Other sources thought that with good weather, it may be completed by August.
The construction area is tight and dangerous with cars whizzing overhead and exiting from Newman Springs Road for the jughandle.
Check out the VIDEO of a 360 degree view of the project including a large flatbed truck that has to backup its load of steel so that it can be precisely offloaded.
Check out the carousel of pictures of the construction. This is a big project and not easy work.
To read previous TAPinto Red Bank articles on the Parkway 109 project:
Red Bank, NJ - Hey What Exit? Exit 109! – July 30th, 2018, click HERE
GS Parkway 109 – What’s Happening Nov. 30th, 2018, click HERE