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Turnpike Authority to Hold Meeting on Parkway Aug. 22

The meeting will be from 4-7 p.m. at the Galloway Municipal Complex.

The New Jersey Turnpike Authority will host a public information meeting concerning the proposed interchanges on the Garden State Parkway in Galloway Township on Aug. 22, the township announced on Wednesday, Aug. 8.

The meeting is open to the public, and will take place at the municipal complex, 300 East Jimmie Leeds Road, across from Risley Square, from 4-7 p.m., according to the township.

The meeting provides an opportunity for Galloway residents to voice their concerns about the project, which proposes changes to , as well as Jimmie Leeds Road and Pomona Road.

A new is also being proposed at Interchange 41, to replace the current Bass River barracks.

Since the beginning of the process, the Turnpike Authority has said it’s been its intention to hold a public meeting on the issue, but Galloway Council recently the Authority for not conducting the meeting sooner.

There has been concern among residents that they will lose access to the Garden State Parkway off Jimmie Leeds Road. However, while residents will lose access to the Atlantic City Service Area off Jimmie Leeds once construction is complete, they will not lose access to the Parkway, according to

Councilman Jim Gorman has also stated he would like to see access to the Parkway directly off the White Horse Pike in Galloway, without a full interchange.

“It could be a driveway to Atlantic City,” Gorman said. “ … Leave Jimmie Leeds Road closed and just do Route 30. That would be my answer.”

The final design is currently being advanced, and construction is scheduled to begin in the spring, according to the township. Construction is expected to last approximately two years.

tirepatch August 08, 2012 at 09:11 PM
i hope the same person that designed the new airport circle isnt doing this job
Jim McElwee August 09, 2012 at 11:17 AM
I would urge Galloway residents to come out in force to this meeting. This is a 1 time shot to express your concerns about this project which will effect the majority of us. The N.J.T.A. has been invasive in our area with the tree cutting and barbed wire fencing incidents along the Parkway. Lets make sure this project is a fair compromise for both Galloway and the Turnpike Authority! Councilman Gorman's suggestion makes complete sense. If there is access to rt. 30 it will make commercial developement much more attractive.
rich price August 09, 2012 at 02:00 PM
The origional plan was to make a park and ride,where the proposed Trooper barricks are now being proposed.The park and ride should remain and the trooper instalation should be re located to the propsed exit at #44,there is no difference ,except for 3 miles. The residence of Galloway neede this exiting exit and entrance at Jimmy Leeds and the Garden State Pkw. Mr McElwee is correct,to come out in force.Mention shoud be made as to have some local on the N.J. Trasp. Bd. to keep us better informed and to have a say on future developments.All the board members are from north Jersey,we3 deserve a voice!!!

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