Thursday, January 24, 2013
Atlantic County representatives will begin negotiating locally for 24 right-of-way easements.
Atlantic County will enter into negotiations to take possession of various properties in Galloway Township as it relates to the Garden State Parkway interchange projects. The county will enter into negotiations with the owners or lien holders of a total of 28 lots located near exit 41 of the Parkway, along Jimmie Leeds Road, and near exit 44 of the Parkway, along Pomona Road. The county expects the total sum to be $153,950, with an additional amount not to exceed $40,000. The Board of Chosen Freeholders approved the ordinance allowing the county to enter into negotiations on Tuesday, Jan. 22. The county will negotiate with the owners of 24 of the lots in the interest of right of way easements. The county will negotiate with the Richard …
Friday, January 4, 2013
NJTPA estimates the study will be complete within six months.
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority (NJTPA) has employed professional consulting service Stantec to study the cost of a the proposed full interchange at Exit 40 of the Garden State Parkway in Galloway Township, according to the Ninth Legislative District In a letter dated Dec. 13, 2012 and released to the media by the District Office on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, the NJTPA says the scope of the work will include “providing cost estimates of various alternatives for a full interchange.” NJTPA expects the full study to be complete within six months. Stantec was established in 1954, and provides consulting services in planning, engineering, architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, surveying, environmental sciences, project management, …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Questions were asked, but answers will come in a report issued after Feb. 4, 2013.
For the second time since August, the New Jersey Turnpike Authority held a public event at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to discuss two of the Garden State Parkway interchange projects in Galloway Township, and for the second time in six months, those with questions left the meeting frustrated. The Turnpike Authority hosted a public information session followed by a public hearing at the Campus Center Theater on Tuesday night, Dec. 4. Officials gave a power point presentation on the project before taking comments from local officials and residents. All comments were recorded, with responses to this and other questions to be issued in a report at a later date. No responses were given to comments and questions asked Tuesday …
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Currently, the use of CRDA funds is limited to projects within Atlantic City.
The State legislators for the Ninth District are working on legislation that would allow Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) to be used for the proposed Garden State Parkway-Route 30 interchange. Sen. Jim Whelan, who represents the Second Legislative District, says the proposed legislation "isn't going anywhere." Earlier this month, Sen. Christopher J. Connors proposed the use of CRDA funds to pay for the interchange, but Whelan countered this idea by pointing out that legislation enacted to create the Atlantic City Tourism District specified CRDA funds can only be used for projects within Atlantic City’s borders. On Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 23, the Ninth District legislators announced their intention to introduce legislation …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Democratic representatives from the county, Galloway and Absecon weigh in on interchange issue.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
To the Editor: For many years, Democrats in Absecon, Galloway Township, the Freeholder Board and others have urged Republican and Democratic administrations to create a full Garden State Parkway interchange for the White Horse Pike. A full interchange on Route 30 would help Absecon and Galloway bring more commercial ratables to the White Horse Pike, creating new jobs and economic opportunities for both our residents and for developers. A full interchange would also serve a vital public safety purpose by allowing emergency personnel another way to access AtlantiCare Hospital. If Jimmie Leeds Road is blocked, emergency vehicles could exit at the full interchange and travel westward on Route 30 to Chris Gaupp Drive and arrive at the hospital…
Friday, October 12, 2012
Jim Whelan met with New Jersey Turnpike Authority officials on Friday.
The proposed use of Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) funds to pay for an interchange connecting the Garden State Parkway with Route 30 is misleading to the public, Sen. Jim Whelan said Friday afternoon. Whelan released a statement following a meeting with New Jersey Turnpike Authority officials, Absecon Mayor Pete Elco and representatives from the New Jersey Department of Transportation and Gov. Chris Christie's Office Friday morning. "In the summer, Gov. Christie signed legislation (S1323/A2575) which amended current law that required the CRDA to devote all future assets and revenue to the Atlantic City Tourism District," Whelan said in the statement. "This legislation had unanimous support in the Legislature. Despite the …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The District 9 Delegation met with Mayor Purdy and Deputy Mayor Coppola and the Turnpike Authority.
Galloway Township Mayor Don Purdy and Deputy Mayor Tony Coppola met with the District 9 Legislative Delegation and authorities from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority on Wednesday, Oct. 10, and among the topics discussed was the possibility of using funds from the Casino Redevelopment Development Authority for the construction of a full interchange at Exit 40, connecting the Parkway to the White Horse Pike, according to the District 9 legislators. Atlantic County Freeholder Alex Marino was also in attendance, and they also discussed the Parkway widening project, according to the legislators. Representatives from Gov. Chris Christie’s Office and the New Jersey Department of Transportation were also in attendance, according to the legislators…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Local Reps Holding Meetings to Evaluate Interchange Construction and Projects
Sen. Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove have been receiving calls from constituents concerned about the plans for additional parkway interchanges along Route 30 and Jimmie Leeds Road. In response the District 9 legislative delegation representing citizens throughout Atlantic County sent a letter on Aug. 28 proposing that the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) set funds for the land acquisition and construction of a full interchange citing their belief that it is within the CRDA's core mission to support Atlantic City's economy. The letter, sent to Veronique Hakim, Executive Director of the NJ Turnpike Authority, led to meetings being arranged by local representatives working to solve…