Saturday, April 20, 2013
Another driver is in critical condition.
A multi-vehicle accident caused the death of one person and seriously injured another near Exit 114 on the Garden State Parkway southbound express in Middletown on Saturday afternoon. Leonard Danduone, 80, of New Providence, was driving northbound in the southbound express lane when he hit a car head-on, causing a large crash with four vehicles involved, according to New Jersey State Police Sgt. Brian Polite. Polite said Danduone, who was driving a white sedan, was taken to Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, and pronounced dead. The driver he struck head on, Michael Aberback, 37, of Morristown, is in critical condition at Jersey Shore Medical Center, Polite said. Aberback was driving a grey Hyundai. Polite said other injuries were …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Mother and baby are healthy
Another healthy newborn baby girl was delivered on the Garden State Parkway in Tinton Falls late Sunday night. This is the second time a baby was born on the Garden State Parkway this year, and it occurred within a mile of the last time it occurred in February. Sunday night's birth occurred around 10:40 p.m. near Exit 105. According to the New Jersey State Police, the mother had already given birth by time they arrived on scene. Tinton Falls EMS also assisted on the scene. The mother and baby are reportedly doing well and resting at an unnamed Monmouth County hospital. Police did not release the name of the mother.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Station will be closed until mid-May, officials said Monday
If you’re used to filling up your tank at the Monmouth service area of the Garden State Parkway, you’re going to have to alter your plans for the next couple of months, officials said. Sunoco, which operates gas stations on the parkway, has shut down the facility just north of Exit 98 in Wall while it upgrades the facility, officials said. The work is similar to that done at the Cheesequake, Atlantic City and Forked River service areas, said Tom Feeney, New Jersey Turnpike Authority spokesman. The work at the Monmouth service area is expected to be complete by mid-May, Feeney said. Only the fuel service will be affected. The rest of the service area will operate as normal, Feeny said. During that time, the nearest open gas station on the…
Friday, November 30, 2012
New Jersey Turnpike Authority outlines plans, holds public hearing on project
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority's project to improve Garden State Parkway Exit 105 will likely begin in late spring or early summer, project engineers announced today. The plans are part of a proposed $40 million plan to improve traffic flow in the area and improve access to Fort Monmouth as it is developed in the future. New Jersey Turnpike Authority Project Engineer Maynard Abuan hosted a public hearing for the project at Tinton Falls Borough Hall on Thursday night. RBA Project Engineer Jim Haselton also spoke and described the improvements of the project, which will consists of two contracts. The first contract will include the reconstruction of Exit 105 at the intersection of Hope Road and Route 36. The main improvement at the Hope …
Monday, November 26, 2012
Interchange improvement project discussion will be held at Tinton Falls Municipal Court
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority will hold a public hearing in Tinton Falls on Thursday, Nov. 29, to hear comments on the proposed Garden State Parkway Interchange 105 Improvements Project. The improvements would be made at Exit 105 in Tinton Falls and are part of a proposed $40 million plan to improve traffic flow in the area and improve access to Fort Monmouth. The public hearing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Tinton Falls Municipal Court House, at 556 Tinton Avenue. New Jersey Turnpike Authority representatives and consultants will be available to discuss the project informally between 4 and 6 p.m. The official public hearing will begin at 6 p.m. with a brief presentation by the Authority followed by the opportunity for members …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Accident causing delays for about one hour
An accident on the Garden State Parkway southbound near exit 98 has been cleared after causing traffic delays Tuesday morning. The shoulder and left lane were blocked just before exit 98, causing traffic up to exit 100 in Tinton Falls. There were reports that the vehicle overturned, but it is unknown if anybody was injured. The accident occurred just after 10:30 a.m and caused delays until just after 11:30 a.m.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Traffic backed up near Asbury Toll Plaza
A car accident in the area of Exit 105 on the Garden State Parkway has caused one lane to be closed to traffic. The right lane of the Garden State Parkway northbound express lane has been closed after an accident occurred around 8:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Traffic is backed up from Exit 105 to the area around the Asbury Toll Plaza in Tinton Falls.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Work includes miles 83 to 99 to widen shoulders
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority's Board of Commissioners approved construction contracts worth $330.3 million for a project that will restore full-width shoulders and make other safety improvements of the 16-mile stretch roadway in Ocean and Monmouth counties. The project will start at mile marker 83.5 in Toms River and will run to mile marker 99.5. “There is no better use for our capitol dollars that projects like this one that make our roads safer,” Transportation Commissioner James Simpson said in a prepared statement. “When the project is complete, a section of the Parkway with narrow shoulders, narrow travel lanes and a history of accidents will be build to modern design and safety standards. Police, fire and EMS vehicles will be …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Final design likely to be unveiled next year
The reconfiguration of Garden State Parkway Exit 105 in Tinton Falls is still in the preliminary engineering phase, according to New Jersey Turnpike Authority Spokesman Thomas Feeney. "We’re likely to schedule a public hearing before the end of the year," Feeney said in an e-mail to Patch. "We won’t have a construction schedule until the design is done." Feeney said the authority's chief engineer, Rich Raczynski, told the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) board in June, 2011 that the final design would take about two years to complete. The project will include improvements to Exit 105 and the intersection of Route 36 and Hope Road. The plans are part of a proposed $40 million plan to improve traffic flow in the area …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Traffic was backed up to Exit 98 southbound
Traffic is moving again after a major traffic delay was reported around 6 p.m. on the Garden State Parkway in the area of Tinton Falls. There was reportedly about four miles of traffic backed up to Exit 98 southbound on the Parkway for about an hour on Wednesday evening. There was a report of an disabled tractor trailer on the Parkway near the Monmouth Service Area in Wall Township, but it is unknown if that was the cause of the traffic delays.